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ARB or OX

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by yoshisv, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. yoshisv

    yoshisv 1/2 ton status

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    I am looking for a dana 60 for the front, And when i get one i want to lock it. So which is better air locker or cable locker?
     
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    ryanstrucking 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I put a ARB in mine last year and it works better than expected.
    Never tried a OX so I guess my sugestion is a bit byas:D
     
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    I went through the arb/ox/detroit debate for over a year before I made up my mind. Between an ARB and an ox, I would get the ox. For some reason, the whole air lines and compressor setup doesn't appeal to me. The ox seems strong and fairly simple.
     
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    My friends and I are buying E-Lockers. They've been out 2.5 years and so far I haven't heard of anyone breaking one.
     
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    Do they make an OX locker for a corp 10 bolt? Could I install one and simply lock in in during a mud bog, and not use it the rest of the time? Would handling be the same as open when its not enguaged? I have drive flanges and an np203, full time case. How much do they cost?
    thanks,
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    I dont think they make them for a 10 bolt, But could be wrong. As far as price goes for a dana 60 i think is around $900.
     
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    I wasn't too sure about that ramp/ball deal when they came out, but I have not heard about any failures either. I was planning ARB, but might go w/ the E-locker as well.
     
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    not sure about the 10 bolt, but i know they make a d44 one, they installed one in some magazine in an 80ish burb if i remember correctly......
     
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    Just wondering........ Is OX locker still in business? I heard they went under.
    I have been lokong for a locker for the front to replace my lockrite and am going with an Elocker. I have heard nothing bad about Elockers. Plus parts are easy to get.
     
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    Well, the whole "six pins into the sidegear" thing is what bothered me. Compared to the way ARB does it you'd think those spiders would snap or the pins would shear. But, tons of people are running them without complaint.

    I was planning on running ARBs but E-Lockers are $100/each cheaper plus it'd be a lot cooler for an EE to run something electrical rather than pneumatic. haha
     
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    The cheaper price is a definite +++, but the main reason I liked it was it should be easier to "rig" in a failure situation. One wire straight from the bat would most likely get engaged. And there is less stuff to fail in the first place.
     
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    OX DEFINETLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wouldn't waste my time with an ARB. We hate doing them at work, in fact some people with them we talk to don't care for them. They are overrated.
     
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    OX is one beefy unit. if i had the money i would go for it. We have installed alot of them on jeeps and they are awsome. Never fail to engage and the cover alone is thick as he11.
     
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    I wheel with a couple guys who have Ox lockers. I've never seen one actually fail, but they all have problems trying to keep the cable actuator adjusted right and getting the diff to lock.
     

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