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Unread 06-22-2006, 09:51 PM   #31
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easy.

I got mine installed. Mechanic told me that sometimes it might not unlock and all you have to do is turn the key off and the magnets will let go. I haven't had a problem but he told me just in case it don't unlock. I haven't tested it yet but hope to soon. Mine is for the Dana 30 in the front of my 04 Unlimited.

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Unread 06-25-2006, 01:24 PM   #32
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I emailed Auburn, and this is what they said:

The clutches ultimately provide the locking action. However, unlike
limited-slip clutches, the wear is minimal since limited-slip clutch wear
really occurs with high-speed clutch slippage. When properly used, the
clutches in the ECTED will not be subjected to high-speed clutch
slippage since it can be locked in when in demanding traction situations.
Through the years of testing and development, clutch wear has not been an
issue. We do, however, offer replacement clutches if needed.

So it sounds like if you lock it, and dont let the tires spin, the cluthces should be fine. Makes sense becasue clutches only wear when they are spinning at different speeds. So in the front, it will only be used while in 4WD, so clutch wear shouldnt be much of an issue. I just wish there was someone who has used it for 50,000 miles, and can agree.
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Unread 06-25-2006, 01:45 PM   #33
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They seem very conservative about the clutch issue... so I wouldn't be concerned...

I was asking them about the infinitely adjustable thing and they said that the Dana 30, 35 and in-development 44 application is too small for that mechanism and it's actually slightly different, and is literally an on/off unit. Dana 60 is unknown at this point.

They said they had looked at offering a variable switch but their concern is that if the user doesn't have it locked up enough, there will be too much slippage, which would be accelerated clutch wear. It sounds to me like they want to make damn sure that clutch wear isn't a significant durability issue.
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Unread 06-26-2006, 10:18 PM   #34
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I chose it because nobody else makes an electric locker for the Dana 30. Why not honor those pioneers by giving them a chance? I'll try to test it this weekend but there needs to be some mud and we've got no rain.
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Unread 10-23-2006, 09:13 AM   #35
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After reading this thread, I think I am going to get one for the 35 in the back of my ZJ. It seems like it will give me much more traction than I have now, and since I don't do extreme wheeling every weekend, (more like 4x/year) I don't think I'll have much trouble wearing it out.
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Unread 01-25-2007, 10:31 AM   #36
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Hi guys, Im in Sydney Australia, and i gettin the Eaton E-locker for the rear (d44) and a Auburn Ected for the front (d30). Will let you hh it all goes, gettin fitted up at end of Feb. also getting teralow231 and super short sye fitted up too, and 4.56's onto the lockers.

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Unread 11-15-2007, 09:40 PM   #37
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Ok, so I see that this post is pushing almost a year old. I just wanted to check and see if there was any update on the ECTED. How has everyone liked them. Any issues? I have an 04 LJ and am looking into options for the front and rear. I like the thought of a e-locker/LSD, but everyone I talk to has told me to go with the ever so expensive ARB.
Are there any issues running the ECTED in the front axle. The jeep is used 80% around town, 20% off road.
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Unread 11-19-2007, 05:27 PM   #38
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I am enjoying my OX lockers just my .
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Unread 11-23-2007, 09:16 PM   #39
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One thing to beware of: The passenger side side gear in the ected only meshes about 1/2 inch on the spline of the axle. To much skinny pedal and you just strip the end of the spline. Gess how I know? On the other hand, when I complained about this to auburn, they sent me 30 spline side gears free of charge (although they also told me I couldn't install them myself, they had to do it on a special jig. I did install them, but its not for the faint of heart, and you have to have a lot of patience). Now the axle is not the weak link, I busted the ring gear.
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Unread 11-26-2007, 01:11 PM   #40
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I have the ECTED front and rear on my TJ 30/44. I am very happy with them
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Unread 11-29-2007, 10:54 AM   #41
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I had the Super35 with the Auburn ECTED installed in my 97 TJ. It would lockup fine, but sometimes it would not unlock. The big problem that I had was when I would turn really sharp it would make a really loud "POP". It sounded like it was shearing a spline off of the axel or something. I only drove it about a week. After talking to Auburn's Tech Dept. it was determined that the unit was bad. They gave me a credit for what I paid for the locker and I upgraded to an OX. They said once I have the OX installed I can just return the ECTED (along with a auth# they gave me). Their service is great and I think they stand behind their product, however I don't have a lot of faith in their product. It will end up costing me double the install cost, which would have been about as much as going with the OX in the first place. Some have had good luck with them, but I've talked to several who have had problems and I am one who have had first hand experience. Good luck!
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Unread 11-29-2007, 03:13 PM   #42
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Still love mine. I have three Moab trips and over 40 Colorado trail runs with it.

My Ected is up front and I also have an Ox in the rear. Once I had the Ox set properly, it has been awesome.

Thumbs up to either one.

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Unread 12-01-2007, 12:07 AM   #43
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Thanks for the updates... still not sure which unit to go with, but any info helps.
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Unread 01-03-2008, 03:54 PM   #44
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Auburn Ected

After a few test runs with the OX locker in the rear (and Detroit True trac up front) I have to say that I love the OX. If you're really wanting a selectable locker the OX is definatley a good choice and in my opinion, worth the extra money!
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Unread 01-03-2008, 04:35 PM   #45
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After a few test runs with the OX locker in the rear (and Detroit True trac up front) I have to say that I love the OX. If you're really wanting a selectable locker the OX is definatley a good choice and in my opinion, worth the extra money!
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