post #1 of Old 01-26-2009, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
PatrickMintun
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland OR.
Posts: 34
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.

PatrickMintun is offline  
post #2 of Old 01-26-2009, 06:48 PM
Bigboyky
Registered User
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Northern Kentucky
Posts: 1,074
somebody will correct me if I'm wrong but I thought the rubi's had electric lockers....
Bigboyky is offline  
post #3 of Old 01-26-2009, 06:51 PM
Goobersbro
Registered User
2007  
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Yuba City, California
Posts: 4,138
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
Goobersbro is offline  
post #4 of Old 01-26-2009, 07:09 PM
jaminb
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Canton, MI
Posts: 818
i think some years had air lockers, then the swithced to electric at some point.
jaminb is offline  
post #5 of Old 01-26-2009, 08:18 PM
JFranko
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Youngstown/Columbus Ohio
Posts: 1,666
I thought they had electric also, because air lockers=OBA, which I don't believe they have.

1992 YJ Wrangler 4.0L, NV3550, 2.5" suspension lift, 32" BFG M/Ts, lots of other cool stuff
RED JEEP CLUB MEMBER #494
JFranko is offline  
post #6 of Old 01-26-2009, 08:35 PM
bigsquat
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: placerville, ca
Posts: 4,298
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

red 92 yj,4.0,dana 44 rear,xj driveshaft,rubi 4-1 tc,35"tires,smitty built winch,oba, 6" flares,hand throttle,aussie's front and back,posi-lock,6" lift.anti-wrap, hombrew bumpers, rack and sliders,cb,rear shock truss <>< ,MY BUILD: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...hp?t=613943see
Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'
bigsquat is offline  
post #7 of Old 01-26-2009, 08:49 PM
TSEJEEPERS
Web Wheeler
 
TSEJEEPERS's Avatar
1993 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Morton IL
Posts: 5,443
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.

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list. www.mijc.org
TSEJEEPERS is offline  
post #8 of Old 01-26-2009, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
PatrickMintun
Registered User
1990 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Portland OR.
Posts: 34
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?
PatrickMintun is offline  
post #9 of Old 06-20-2009, 06:37 PM
nomad_aviator
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Calgary, AB
Posts: 99
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.

Ah see here's your problem... You're an idiot.
nomad_aviator is offline  
post #10 of Old 06-20-2009, 06:42 PM
ErikJordan
Pimp Hand
 
ErikJordan's Avatar
1995 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Lakewood CA
Posts: 5,088
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

___________________________________________


What is all of this talk of Savvily designed products?
ErikJordan is offline  
post #11 of Old 06-20-2009, 07:24 PM
bigsquat
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: placerville, ca
Posts: 4,298
Quote:
Originally Posted by nomad_aviator View Post
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?

red 92 yj,4.0,dana 44 rear,xj driveshaft,rubi 4-1 tc,35"tires,smitty built winch,oba, 6" flares,hand throttle,aussie's front and back,posi-lock,6" lift.anti-wrap, hombrew bumpers, rack and sliders,cb,rear shock truss <>< ,MY BUILD: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...hp?t=613943see
Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says 'Dam!'
bigsquat is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Rubicon Locker Air Pump question (how to wire your Rubicon air pump) paultyler TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 167 03-26-2015 06:49 PM
Rubicon Locker Mod 55willystruck TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 3 01-25-2011 03:57 PM
rubicon locker? crazylj TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 6 03-22-2006 07:09 PM
ok got a rubicon locker 80cj5 YJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 10-21-2005 03:22 PM
ARB air locker vs. Rubicon locker in my TJ Glass TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 27 08-09-2005 06:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome