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    I have a Eaton E-Locker sitting in a D30 in my garage, looking to go into the D30 in my TJ. I just got the ARB for the rear 8.8. If I am going to be running an ARB in the rear, would it be best to run another air locker in the front since I would have a compressor? Or just go with an E-Locker in the rear so I won't have to mess with a compressor and solenoids? Any pros/cons to each, or don't worry about it and go with both? I am running 35 MT/Rs with kevlar, alloy shafts rear, OEM shafts in the front.

    So, ARB or E-Locker?

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    if ya already got it, then just use what ya have.

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    Go with what you got and upgrade when something breaks. At least with the mismatch, if the electric one fails you still have the air, if the air compressor fails, you still have the electric.
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    the only drawback that i have seen with the arb is the plastic lines, other than that i havent heard any bad reports from either side.
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    I'm partial to Eaton myself. No compressors
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    I've never had any lockers, but I have worked with lots of pneumatic equipment, and I wouldn't trust it on my vehicle. It's not prone to failing often, but it seems to fail catastrophically when it does. That being said, I'd still definitely go with the ARB if I had one on hand. Jeep stuff is expensive. I plan on going the electric route when I get back; it seems like it'd be simplerr to run one system (electrical) that could fail than two systems (electric compressor/air lockers) that could fail. I think its nice to save weight on the compressor, too.
    Last edited by Cole; 09-16-2010 at 02:10.
    Keep it slow. I can't afford spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    I've never had any lockers, but I have worked with lots of pneumatic equipment, and I wouldn't trust it on my vehicle. It's not prone to failing often, but it seems to fail catastrophically when it does. That being said, I'd still definitely go with the ARB if I had one on hand. Jeep stuff is expensive. I plan on going the electric route when I get back; it seems like it'd be simplerr to run one system (electrical) that could fail than two systems (electric compressor/air lockers) that could fail. I think its nice to save weight on the compressor, too.
    I have run ARBS for about a decade. I had one issue and it took less than 5 minutes to fix. Of all the mods i have done and maintenance I had to do on my jeep I can safely say that the maintenance I have done on my ARBs has amounted to FAR FAR less than any of the others. They have stood the test of time and have an excellent well deserved reputation. Even if they fail your diffs will remain open and you still end up with a drive able jeep. If you do rip a line and keep a repair kit with you it will probably take you longer to find the kit than it will to repair the leak. If other selectable lockers fail the repair will probably not be as easy.

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    Of all the mods i have done and maintenance I had to do on my jeep I can safely say that the maintenance I have done on my ARBs has amounted to FAR FAR less than any of the others.
    They have a good rep for a reason, it seems! It does come down to a matter of preference.
    Keep it slow. I can't afford spare parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post


    They have a good rep for a reason, it seems! It does come down to a matter of preference.

    preference and installation. It seem like most problems with selectable lockers deals with the installation.
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    It seem like most problems with selectable lockers deals with the installation.
    Workmanship is the clencher in most everything from houses to guns.
    Keep it slow. I can't afford spare parts.

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