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Yukkon Air Zip LOCker OR ARB..??

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by dantus, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Apr 20, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    dantus

    dantus [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys hope all is well kinda new but been reading around for a good 2 months now.. In the process of build my Tacoma 96 V6 3.4 4x4 and sofar all is well ..ok here it goes .. trying to decide for my rear between ARB or Yukkon.. can anyone chime in this info... I know ARB is well known but want to know from a experienced POV...

    Thnks
     
  2. Apr 20, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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  3. Apr 20, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Wow..! are those the Yukkon Lockers ..?! yikes... Sold going for the ARB.. ok another Questn Im running stock gears on the back and currently running 31x10.5 and wish to move up to 33x12.5.. would i need to gear up my stock ones ..
     
  4. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Not exactly necessary when moving to a 33" tire. If you regear the back you must regear the front to match if you have a 4x4.
     
  5. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    Sounds good yeah i have 4x4 with 3 inch lift my friend told me i should be able to run the 33's
    with the v6 3.4..
     
  6. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Air locker for the win here
     
  7. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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    I would do some research and don't rely on one video that is filmed by ARB to base all of your information on.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    yeahh...! still doing research .. and really appreciate the help..
     
  9. Apr 20, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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    I'll admit that it's a very impressive video but I have doubts about it's applicability to real-life situations.

    The Yukon failed at 6271 ft-lb and the axle shaft failed at 6525 ft-lb when testing the ARB. My question is: What is the actual maximum torque that can be applied to the differential and axle shaft by the power train in real driving conditions? I would venture a guess that it's far less than the failure point for either differential.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    Seems a little Biased to me. My co-worker recently purchased the Zip locker, and it has given him no problems at all, what so ever. Both IMO are high quality products, and neither is a poor choice.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    The video is definitely Biased. I would say either wold be good. The main point is you want an axle shaft or other part to break first because of ease of possible replacement versus a differential.
     
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    Aussie is good 2:D
     
  13. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    ok guys thanks for the help just finished like an hour ago went with the lockright noslip since it was more cheaper and spreaded the budget to get some other stuff including snorkel ,bushwacker flares, and 15x10 rims and 5100 bilstein... some clunk noise from the lockerbut not much u can hear engagin and disengage hope this is normal .. anyhow appreciate the help and advice.. eventually will do the ARB but had to take advantage of the budget..

    did my research on Powertrax no-slip . suposely some normal noises should happen maybe anyone running these can chime in..!

    just came back fro testin the locker feels good..
     
  14. Apr 21, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    I know your decision has been made, but I thought I'd add some info for future searchers. I am pretty sure for an extra $50 you get a lifetime warranty with Yukon products. That is why I am going to be using them in my offroad rig.
     
  15. Apr 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Good point. I still feel like air would be stronger, but everything breaks at some point.
     
  16. Apr 21, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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    That worth it!

    Yea i know someone with an ARB who needed to replace the spider gears in it.
     
  17. Apr 23, 2011 at 6:05 PM
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    yeah ! for sure waiting for the tax return $ for the ARB.!.. hey I have Viar on board air already should i be able to run the locker with this..?
     
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