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Question about lockers

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by yotamikez, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Jan 16, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez [OP] Street glide or die

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    Im looking into front and rear lockers. I know there are spools, air, electric, and Ive heard of "cable" and hydrolic.

    But my question is how does it affect a daily driver? If I put lockers on my truck do they have the potential of accidently engaging if I floor it? Or something happens in traffic? Im really concerned cause someone told me that they could lock up in traffic.

    Any help would be appreciated, what locker is best for my application, daily driver who will be seeing mud frequently also sand.

    Ive also seen the prices around 1,000.00 for front and about the same for rear. Any info on a reputable shop in brandon florida to do the install would be great!
     
  2. Jan 16, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    I think the most popular way to go is with ARB air lockers... you engage them when you want to.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2011 at 9:02 AM
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    ARB air lockers are manually selectable. Used correctly they won' affect your daily driving at all.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    yotamikez [OP] Street glide or die

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    alright fellas I appreciate the responses just got worried got a buddy who drives a fj40 with arb front and rear and he claims that they can lock up if you work the stick wrong lol I dont know how else to word that sorry guys!
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    anyone know how hard the install is? or should a shop do it?
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    If your buddy is using a stick to engage the lockers then he doesn't have ARB lockers. The way that ARBs harness works is, you have to first engage the air compress switch before it sends any power to the front or rear locker switches. Of course you can wire the switches any way you want but that's how it comes from the factory. If you push one of the locker switches without having the compressor on then nothing will happen since there isn't power running to the switches.

    I've engaged my rear electronic locker on the freeway doing 70 on accident. Luckily the gears were synchronized and it engage smoothly. I've rewired it since then to only be powered when my compressor is on.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:23 PM
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    ^^^ thank you, I did not understand what he was talking about... maybe he is full of shit and just messin with me!
     
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