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Eaton Lunchbox lockers vs other automatic

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Lentsnh, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Sep 19, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    Lentsnh

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    Does anyone run them? What about Detroit, Aussie or AuburnGear?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    what are you going to put this in and what are your plans for the vehicle that its going in?
     
  3. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    They are going in the Hummer. Just the rear diff.
     
  4. Sep 19, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    I'd get a ARB because with the Detroit locker you are going to have an annoying clicking noise when you turn corners.
     
  5. Sep 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    What about AuburnGear or Eaton?
     
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    From my knowledge all automatic lockers make the clicking noise when you round corners. IMO I would save up and buy a selectable locker like a ARB, all automatic lockers are pretty much the same.

    Why do you want to put a locker in your Hummer?
     
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    I know they have a tendency to "stick" but I've never heard of that problem.

    Never know when you may need it. Front most likely is fine, but rear will help if there's ever a need for it.
    I thought it did too, but I believe that started to be standard with the Adventure Package (like mine) in 2008. The Eaton e-Locker code for GM is G80 locker. It was an option- or could still be. There's still some no and yes sayings on whether it comes stock or not.
     
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    Oh now it makes sense. Would it be possible to put the stock electric one in?
     
  11. Sep 19, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    oh yeah, cause thats all I do...
     
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    Any lunchbox/ automatic lockers are always locked the only time they "disengage" is when you turn a corner or are not traveling in a straight line, I would highly suggest that you do not get one of those lockers and go with a selectable one whether it be a electric one or a ARB air locker. Lunchbox lockers are intended for drag cars, or serious off-roaders
     
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    I suppose so. I just have to get a new "control" cluster for the locking diff button. I'm assuming its just like the Tacoma's that they are already prewired for the button and locker.

    I just have to find a junked H3, Colorado, Silverado, or Tahoe that has the G80 Eaton locker in it. Then it can be a easy swap, so I've heard.
     
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    Thats about all Hummers are good for! But, just the small curbs.
     
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    I guess thats why my buddies Land Cruiser would always "hop" around corners instead of smoothly going around.

    I see where your coming from. I could do either, but because its not that necessary, I most likely would do what everyone has said- Have a selectable locker.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    for the price you'd pay for the eaton e-locker...you might as well spend a little bit more for teh ARB and compressor

    the Eaton e-lockers run like $850

    Detroit is also a brand of Eaton...


    I dont suggest you put a NON-selectable locker in an suv that is not majority offroad driven
     
  17. Sep 19, 2010 at 8:09 PM
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    How much would it be for a setup from ARB just to run a rear locker?

    I saw there pricing on the E-lockers, thats why I also questioned about Lunchbox lockers. Eaton LL is about $200-$250.

    I saw Aussie doesn't make any locker for a Hummer H3- only H2.
     
  19. Sep 19, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Wouldn't that mean I would have to change my gearing too?

    and thanks for the website! :thumbsup:
     
  20. Sep 19, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    If im not mistaken...you have the standard GM 8.5 rearend...10 bolt 30 spline

    look up ARB for another vehicle with the same axle...im sure they have one...
     
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