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arb locker

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by taco_man, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. Feb 15, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    taco_man

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    are they worth it? im only 2 wheel but ive heard its worth it to have but then my uncle tells me to not waist and go more lift. he said way back when his front dif went out so he was on just a rear locker and it was horrible so im not sure if spending that kind of cash is worth it.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    neslerrah

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    I was in the same boat as you. I thought about getting ARB air locker (RD129) for my 2wd. If I had a 4x4, without a doubt I would run ARB air lockers. Now is the time to purchase one if you do decided to go with it, the air compress is free when you purchase it.

    I decided to go a different route and give Powertrax a try for my 5 lug. Just waiting on all parts to arrive to have it installed.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    i would get one if you have the money, and whats more lift gonna do if its still peg legged??
     
  4. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    ya thats what i was thinking but he said it sucked cuz he was to busy trying to stay in control with it. is this true? anyone actually running it?
     
  5. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    well not if your driving on the road but thats not what its made for. if your off roading they're a must
     
  6. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    how much to install? i know you cant give me an exact number but just an estimate.
     
  7. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    I have a 4x4 and the next upgrade im considering is an ARB air locker for the front. I already have an elocker in the rear. Is this worth the money?
     
  8. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    oh im not sure how much but lockers are the way to go 110%

    i thought about havin one put in the front of my truck since ive got the e-locker in the back
     
  9. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    whats the difference between the elocker and the arb?
     
  10. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    e-lockers come on the TRD package
     
  11. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    elocker is electronic.. i think it comes with the trd off road. ARB.. at least the one we are talking about is an air compressed locker.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    I was quoted to have it installed for $450. So I would think something between $400-$600.

    I know some one that got the air locker, air compress, and install for $1400 on his 4x4.
     
  13. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    so if i found a totaled out trd with a good axle could i put that on and just wire it in???
     
  14. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    yeah im sure it would work

    you got a prerunner right?
     
  15. Feb 15, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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  16. Feb 17, 2010 at 3:19 AM
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    If you can afford it then get it. I love my ARB. Its nice to be able to go from open then flip two little switches on the fly and know your locked up. Not sure about installation price since my brother in law helped me install mine. Well my installation cost was actually several cases of beer, a new torque wrench, and a pissed off girlfriend since we baked some of the parts in the oven.
     
  17. Feb 17, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    Definately get one!! It's well worth the money!! I had two of them in my Jeep.

    Let me tell you..... it's a glorious feeling when you're going up a hillclimb and 3/4 of the way up it, you start slipping. While you're sitting there (still on the throttle, wheels spinning, no forward movement) - you reach down and hit that button.... and the vehicle takes off up the hill again. It's frigin amazing!

    And when you're at the top of the hill..... you press that button to disengage the locker.... You hear a loud "PSSSSSSSSHHH" - a sound that only ARB owners will make everyone else jealous! hehehehee
     
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