A broken air line will stop an ARB dead in its tracks whether its C02, or belt driven. Yes a C02 system is more simple.
A pre charged tank, a line, a reg, some wired switches, an ARB air line and the ARB. The york has the same ingredients and a few more. You dont have to run goodyear
pneumatic rubber line. That does fail. You can run metal lines if you want. I run the rubber lines and because my oil situation is nill, I change my lines every
yr or two (25.00) for good housekeeping. ANY system will fail. Will a York fail 1st? Maybe. If its done hillbilly half A55.
I ran F&R ARB's for 12+ years. After 12+ years, I had a grand total of zero (that's $0.00) maintenance costs on the entire system. Yep, original ARB compressor
, both lockers, airlines, switches, solenoids, harness etc.
My front ARB has now been in Taylors Jeep for ~2 years. The rear ARB is getting ready to be installed in Taylors Jeep too.
So, ~14 years of 100% reliability is a good track record IMO.
To put things into perspective - that's 80,132 miles (yes, 80 thousand, one hundred thirty two) all offroad miles with the ARB's. A huge portion of that 80,132 miles is with
them locked or periodically cycled. I average over 6,600 miles a year offroad in my YJ.
Quality installation is necessary, otherwise you'll have issues is what I'm getting at.