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    Default Spending some money..... advice wanted

    Ok so the Fed owes me a bit of money, and I get to spend some of it.
    Wanted your all's opinions on it all.
    Its for my Waggy, so what you need beforehand:
    AMC360 TH400 Quadtrac Dana 44 Front and Rear on 35" M/T's.

    Gearing:
    Upgrade from 3.07 to 4.56 Yukon - Thoughts?

    Lockers:
    Currently Open Open, was looking at OX front and rear, but one of the quotes that came back to me was cheaper for an Electric Locker.
    Anyone have experience with Auburn ECTED Electric Lockers?
    Susposedly it operates as a Limited Slip Diff when not engaged.
    Opinions or experience with them?

    It's a non-daily driver, and if all goes right will be on a trailer when going any distance.

    The quotes I'm getting are all around the same ballpark.

    So the lockers worth it? Or should I only go with one locker? Or stay open open? Electric or Cable? (ARB priced out of the range).
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    If it's going on a trailer why don't you just Detroit it or put a full time in it? Or if you want at least one selectability run a detroit in the rear and ox up front.

    I've heard mixed review on Ected. I was also looking into those almost a year ago. When I go lockers its either OX or ARB. I'm looking for sure as shit gonna be awesome when I'm about to dump that kind of money into my axles. You can google reviews and find the population almost split in half.

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    If you want selectable I would go with the OX, just something I don't trust overtime with electronics in a axle.......i'm even a little iffy on air. For me there is just a extra sense of knowing and durability in the control of the cable
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    Selectable lockers; OX or ARB
    Maybe even think about just putting one in the rear and spend the funds you were going to place on a front locker to other uses. I say that as I rarely ever use my front locker, opting for steering and control over the other wheel spinning. Of course having the ability to flick a switch in a pinch and forgo my own advice is priceless!!!

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    I would give that money to me since I owe the feds. Damn higher income brackets
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    Ox's are nice, and I hear they've taken care of alot of the adjustment issue's that they used to have.... but the waggy has a longer wheel base and more weight than a wrangler plus you're not daily driving it. I doubt you'd have the same driveablility issues that wranglers have with detroits. I'd throw in detroits front and rear and not worry about it.
    Take the money you save for some type of armor. If there's still some left over, I'd get a chain link steering wheel, some of those fuzzy dingle berries to hang around the top inside of the windshield, and maybe some neon underglow lights.
    Can't comment on the gearing as I know nothing about your trans/engine, but I plan on running 5.13's in my auto rubicon when I go up to 35" tires.

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    Wow! You're running 35's w/ 3.07 gears? Man, I remember putting 33's on my rig w/ 3.07's. It was horrible. Guess it helps when you have when you have a 360 to push em though.
    I have no experience with Auburn, but I did have an electric locker once. It was the Detroit Electrac and it was the biggest POS waste of money that I have ever spent. Replaced it a few years ago with ARB and haven't looked back. I don't think you can go wrong with Ox or ARB. Let us know how it turns out. Man, you're gonna love those 4.56's. Good luck.

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    I suggest getting some of this.






    Its a pretty stout stout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    If it's going on a trailer why don't you just Detroit it or put a full time in it? Or if you want at least one selectability run a detroit in the rear and ox up front.

    I've heard mixed review on Ected. I was also looking into those almost a year ago. When I go lockers its either OX or ARB. I'm looking for sure as shit gonna be awesome when I'm about to dump that kind of money into my axles. You can google reviews and find the population almost split in half.
    That's why I was seeing if anyone here had any experience with them. All the reviews are 50/50. Since they were cheaper than the OX ones, I was debating it.
    It's not a full time trailer queen. Gotta get the rig and trailer first. That and if I'm only going to Peters Mill I might as well drive straight there (its only 30 minutes away).

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    I would give that money to me since I owe the feds. Damn higher income brackets
    I've been in that bracket for years. This is our first return in quite a bit. Fun buying a house.

    Quote Originally Posted by socalkenny View Post
    Wow! You're running 35's w/ 3.07 gears? Man, I remember putting 33's on my rig w/ 3.07's. It was horrible. Guess it helps when you have when you have a 360 to push em though.
    I have no experience with Auburn, but I did have an electric locker once. It was the Detroit Electrac and it was the biggest POS waste of money that I have ever spent. Replaced it a few years ago with ARB and haven't looked back. I don't think you can go wrong with Ox or ARB. Let us know how it turns out. Man, you're gonna love those 4.56's. Good luck.
    Yup a 360 is nice when pushing its weight.
    4.56 is the one thing i'm set on.

    Quote Originally Posted by enil01 View Post
    I suggest getting some of this.






    Its a pretty stout stout.
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    I have had an Ox in the rear of my TJ and love it. I have heard mixed on the Auburn most of what I have heard seems to come down to installation issues. I do agree with korisu56. If I were you, I would throw a Detroit out back and a selectable up front. It will save you some coin and a Detroit should be very mild mannered in a waggy. Third option, I like best. Part out the waggy and send the axles to me

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