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Unread 01-26-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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rubicon air locker?

will the air locker from a rubicon d44 rear fit a xj 44 housing? I bought a d44 from a 89xj and want to build it for my yj. I found a air locker from a rubicon rear for a good price but will it work he says it just the carrer what else will I need to buy? I already have on board air on the jeep.

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Unread 01-26-2009, 07:48 PM   #2
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somebody will correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the rubi's had electric lockers....
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Unread 01-26-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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i always heard they had air but i think they have electric becauce to make them work you press the switch and then for the rear you press the switch twice and then to disengage i think you lift it back i think.... and this would lead me to believe they are electric because air lockers have there own switch for fron and rear i dont think they share one but what do know
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Unread 01-26-2009, 08:09 PM   #4
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i think some years had air lockers, then the swithced to electric at some point.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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I thought they had electric also, because air lockers=OBA, which I don't believe they have.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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i found this article talking about testing the first rubi's and it appears to have an air locker, http://www.rockcrawler.com/reviews/j...ions/index.asp
and here is an add selling one, http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/1007647804.html
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Unread 01-26-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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I believe the TJ Rubis had air lockers. When they went to the JKs they went to electric.
No clue if they would work on a xj 44 though. I would think they would.
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Unread 01-26-2009, 10:08 PM   #8
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the add

Thats the locker I was thinking of buying but I dont know if it will in fact fit and what I will beed to buy to use it. I live in portland so he is close to me can anyone tell me for sure?
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Unread 06-20-2009, 07:37 PM   #9
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the rubicon lockers are electrically activated and air activated. Your electric power will turn the air compressor on and the air engages your locker. I believe the PSI is somewhere in the range on 5 -6 PSI. The air pump is located on the rear of the transfer case skid or the drivers side. This is the setup on my '03, i am not sure if they moved anything in the later years. I hope this helps.

... The air lines tend to crack and disconnect themselves at the diff housing so just keep an eye on them when it starts to age.
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why would you go out of your way to install a rubicon locker in your jeep as they are prone to failure?
spend the extra couple of bucks on an ARB, like the person you are getting the rubicon locker likely did
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Unread 06-20-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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the rubicon lockers are electrically activated and air activated. Your electric power will turn the air compressor on and the air engages your locker. I believe the PSI is somewhere in the range on 5 -6 PSI. The air pump is located on the rear of the transfer case skid or the drivers side. This is the setup on my '03, i am not sure if they moved anything in the later years. I hope this helps.

... The air lines tend to crack and disconnect themselves at the diff housing so just keep an eye on them when it starts to age.
where were you 5 months ago?
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