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post #1 of 15 Old 05-14-2010, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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What 8.8 locker to run...

A locker for my 8.8 is on my short list. It's 4:10ed with the limited slip carrier.

What is everyone else running and what did yall pay (ballpark figures)? I don't want to run an autolocker as my jeep sees pavement use. Probably an ARB, Ox or an electric locker. Or is there something else that I should consider?

I'm running a Aussie in the front D30.

Let me know your thoughts?

Here is a picture of my jeep... Just thought I would throw that in.



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post #2 of 15 Old 05-14-2010, 02:01 PM
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If you are looking for a selectable locker be prepared to spend $500 and up. If you get the ARB you'll have to buy the pump too. I've heard good and bad about all of them plus I've only ran automatic lockers so I can't really say. If it was me I'd run a Lock-right or Aussie in the rear. If I had the dough to spend I'd probably go with an ARB.

Oh and the $500 and up is just for the locker not the install kit or cost to set it up unless you know how to do it.

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What about an Eaton Locker? Anybody running one of those?
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you will need to get a new carrier. the factory carrier with ls will not work with a locker...that being said i would go aussie. i have a 8.8 in my garage and thats what i will be using. iwill be installing a selectabel in the front for steering ease, ox probably

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What is everyone else running and what did yall pay (ballpark figures)?
ARB (RD-81) 4.56 R&P gears & master install kit. Cost was next to free since mine is mainly a prototype.


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The LSD will work with at least one locker... Don't know if there are any others that will? Check out Powertrax no-slip by Richmond gear. Same manufacturer that makes the lockright.

POWERTRAX® EXTREME TRACTION SYSTEMS

There is a version that goes in the LSD carrier. It's about $400-450 for an 8.8 if I remember correctly. Slightly cheaper than an Aussie with a new carrier...

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ARB RD-81.
Simply the best.
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post #8 of 15 Old 05-14-2010, 04:05 PM
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My vote would be for a ARB too.
I run one in the front and love it. For the compressor I would (and have) set up a on board air system and forget about the ARB compressor.
Even though alot of places throw it in for free.
It will replace your stock carrier so no worries there.

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Detroit Locker.
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post #10 of 15 Old 05-15-2010, 11:04 AM
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I'll also vote for an ARB, since that what I bought for mine (don't have it in yet though). Best prices I could find for the 8.8 were at 4WS.com

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What about an Eaton Locker? Anybody running one of those?
Yea i had one in my 8.8. I loved it. No compressor to worry about. No air lines, no stupid o rings. I think that is the best choice out there for a selectable. It worked amazing. You wont be disapointed with it.
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What I did was to get another set of cluches for the limited slip and repack it with more clutches.

It was a lot easier, cheaper and locks up fairly good. I have read that a detroit in the rear of a short wheelbase can cause problems when it locks and unlocks.
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i went ARB front and back and to be honest i would only do the front now and save some cash and put a cheaper auto locker on the rear.

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Indeed! For all you rich guys, the ARB is simply the best! But for us 'po folk', a full Detroit works just fine.

and no... I don't have a nice purdy pic of my Detroit innards, either.





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i second the detroit.it just simply works. you have to rely on to many things to work with an arb for my liking.

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