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which selectable locker

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sean'schevy, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. sean'schevy

    sean'schevy 1/2 ton status

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    If you had a choice to get any fornt dana 60 selectable locker which would you get and why. (OX, ARB, ELectrac ect). just trying to get a handle on people opinons out there. i think id like the OX but because dont have to count on air and seals. i havnt really heard anything about OX's how they hold up. Or would you just run a detroit front non selectable locker. (just thinking about steering issues with them)
     
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    If I could afford a Dana 60 , and a selectable locker , then I could afford a real steering system and could deal with a regular old Detroit up front . I like simple /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    ARB
     
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    electrac
     
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    Detroit locker /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Went wheeling with JK5 last weekend, He runs an ARB up front. I was real impressed with the way it Worked /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I would run an OX, with the throw of a lever your locked. I know too many people who have had their ARB air line crimp or break leaving the locker useless.
     
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    I've got a detroit locker up front & love it. A friend used to run a ox-locker in his jeep & kept breaking them. He is now running dana 60 with detroits f&r /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    worst case an electrac is limited slip. best case its locked. i have not HAD to lock it on anything yet... its that aggressive
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    For me, I would get a tried and true Detroit Locker.

    Unless you're using drive flanges steering shouldn't be an issue (on the street). I realize there are times on the trail that steering might be a pain but I can deal with it.

    For the difference in cost I would prefer to deal with the steering and spend the money elsewhere.
     
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    Even with flanges steering is not an issue in 2wd.
     
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    I have ridden in Jerry's(JK5) K5 and also like the ARB! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Went wheeling with JK5 last weekend, He runs an ARB up front. I was real impressed with the way it Worked /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I have ridden in Jerry's(JK5) K5 and also like the ARB! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    Yup, the ARB in Jerry's is pretty nice. It makes the cool "turbo blowoff valve" sound and works reliably (if the driver remembers to engage it) /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I recommended a Detroit but I have no personal experience with a selectable unit. I have ridden in vehicles with them and I have to admit the convenience is great but not enough to justify the cost difference (for me).
     
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    If you wheel tight trails and need (want)to turn sharp,get an ARB and an aftermarket heavy duty air line for between your air supply and the dif.It the reliability of a solenoid operating it bothers you,you can run it off of an air switch instead (cheap&easy&foolproof).I run an ARB and will never run anything else.

    The problem with not being able to steer as well with a Detroit up front isnt not being able to get the wheels turned,its the push(or pull how ever ya wanna look at it) from both wheels being locked when applying the throttle.Sooper dooper hydro assist can help ya with that /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    I know this question was for a Dana 60, and an Eaton E-Locker isn't an option there, but has anyone had any experience with an E-Locker in a 10 bolt, or a 9.5" 14 bolt?
     
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    I have ridden in Jerry's(JK5) K5 and also like the ARB! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I have also and it boggles my mind how he shuts it off all the time and wheels without a front locker. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    thanks for all the replies guys keep em coming. i think i got it down to 3 of choices ARB/ dertroit or detriot electrac/. i am also running hydro assist right now. any one got some real world experince with eletrac's limited slip thing looks preety cool when not in locked mode(but how does that work will it wear out like ive heard older limited slip type do)
     
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    I have also and it boggles my mind how he shuts it off all the time and wheels without a front locker. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    It's nice to take a step backwards once in a while and make obsticles a little harder. Especially when you have a rig that is very capable!
     
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    I have also and it boggles my mind how he shuts it off all the time and wheels without a front locker. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    It's nice to take a step backwards once in a while and make obsticles a little harder. Especially when you have a rig that is very capable!

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    Since I don't selectable lockers I guess this means I should save 4wd--or twin stick and only run front wheel drive. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

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