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**ARB LOCKER**

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by sandman427, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. Oct 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    sandman427

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    AY since im gonna be getting ready to order gears and an ARB air Locker.... i wanted to get some of your guys thoughts.... would the air compressor be ok doing desert stuff when bouncing around....??? And what are the pros and cons or an on board air compressor vs E Locker..??? I know this has been asked a shit load... but is a locker really worth it for a 2WD... JD dont answer lol....
     
  2. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    bumpity bumpity
     
  3. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    wat?
    I'd get the compressor and add a tank to make a good OBA setup. locker would do much better than nothing. just remember that unlike your LSD, this will be only selectable
     
  4. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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    yea for sure.... is there any such thing as an auto Locker..??? and can u run a viar tank to the locker..??? instead of the arb one..???
     
  5. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:18 AM
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    If you mount the compressor so it's solid then you won't have any problems. I have the small compressor for my front locker and haven't had any problems with the compressor.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    cool... yea i was worrying about the desert thing.... where did u mount it..??? and bTW amazing truck bro...
     
  7. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:27 AM
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    There's so many things you can do.....

    For now, I would get the ARB air compressor to go with the ARB. You can slap that thing anywhere and get your ARB's working immediately without having to do other/extra modifications. Then - later on, down the road...you can spend time researching on on-board air setups & tanks. My husband and I used an ARB compressor for a couple years (operating 2 ARB's) before we put an on-board air setup on the jeep. Bouncing around is fine if you mount the compressor to a sturdy surfac. Not sure about the sand - might need to call ARB and ask them about external filters (or whatever they recommend).

    ARB's are frigin awesome. When they're installed properly they'll last you for years. Ours worked flawlessly for 8 years (we sold the jeep) The air lines to/from the solenoids/compressor/diffs were routed in such a way that there wouldn't be any problems with kinking or breakage. And we never had any problems. We always carried spare air lines, fittings, and couplings 'just in case'.
     
  8. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:32 AM
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    Do some research.... Auto lockers (If I understand what you're asking) are also called Lunchbox lockers. They keep the diffs locked at all times. They're cheap. They have strange 'on road' driving characteristics, can pop & bang while driving. They replace the spider gears and you do not need to have a regear done.

    Do some research about the AUSSIE Locker. It's probably one of the best operationg lunchbox locker and the toyota guys love it.
     
  9. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:44 AM
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    well the reason y i ask about the auto locker... was that a buddy of mine said that he had one on his colorado and it came standard... i thought it was a load of bullshit to be honest.... there aftermarket only right..??? is that good to keep the diff locked like that at all times..??? Correct me if i am wrong isnt that like posi traction?? and thank u for your input...
     
  10. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:46 AM
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    Thank you. There's a filter on the compressor that you can replace or clean out. I have mine mounted in the engine bay behind the fuse box. I haven't had any problem with clogged filters or anything. I also jump my truck here and there and haven't had any problems with the compressor. It's mounted pretty solid and isn't going anywhere.

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    I have this compressor for the front locker and a CO2 tank for everything else.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:48 AM
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    i kinda figured u would have it there... its a big ass spot behind the fuse box and a nice little surface to bolt it down too... thanks bro
     
  12. Oct 1, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    Janster are auto lockers even DOT CERTIFIED?? I'm looking em up but all I keep getting is over seas stuff??
     
  13. Oct 1, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Did you look at Aussie Locker or Powertrax Locrite?

    Never heard of them being illegal. Guys run them all the time on the street. It's a locker on a budget. Some guys swear by them and don't mind their 'street characteristics'. TTORA has gotta have guys with either Aussie or Locrite.
     
  14. Oct 1, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    an on board air compressor is awesome, ive got arb front and rear lockers on my ford and with an on board air compressor i have air whenever i want, if i have to air down for sand then i can and air right back up no problem. I have the plug for my air compressor hose mounted to my rear bumper so its easy to get too
     
  15. Oct 1, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Thanks I found it... Trying to see if they come standard in US trucks??
     
  16. Oct 1, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    wat?
    GM segment-exclusive automatic locking rear differential gives power to the wheel that has traction.

    that's what the chevy site says, but doesnt say how it's accomplished
     
  17. Oct 1, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    alot of chevys have auto lockers (made by eaton) in the rear end. ive had two chevy trucks with auto lockers...

    ive been thinking about getting a locrite myself. Cheap and reliable just scared of the streetability. But for $250 bucks it might be worth a shot
     
  18. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:40 PM
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    yea i just read that too.... i wonder if chevy even knows how it works haha??
    Yea for sure... i just dont see how it could engage when needing traction??? Its like LSD just another version??
     
  19. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    Most Chevy's use the G80 Lockers by Eaton.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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