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post #1 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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ARB Solenoid

Anyone know where I could find a solenoid to operate my ARB locker that doesn't cost $60?


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post #2 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 01:36 PM
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Switch to a mechanical air switch or use big rig air solenoids. I've gone all mechanical on mine. Even have pressure switches that turn on indicator lights when the switch is on. Bought them from Six States Distributing but anyone who deals with semi-trucks should be able to get or supply those kind of parts.

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From a local forum:
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Two ARB solenoid assemblies cost $100, plus shipping. Mac Valves, Inc. of Wixom, MI sells a similar assembly that will work just as well, and they go for only $17 each! The part number is 35A-AAA-DDBA-1BA. Mac Valves' southwest distributor; Fiero Fluid Power, Inc. of Arvada, CO. Their toll-free number is 1-800-638-0920. In addition to removing the "air in" and "air out" fittings from your ARB solenoid, you will also have to cut off the wiring harness connector and solder it to the Mac Valve wires (it doesn't matter which wire goes to which). You can purchase ($1) a little muffler for the release port to protect it from dirt..
The distributor is local on the forum this came from, but I'd be Mac Valves has a website that you could get contact info from for a distributor in your area.

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post #4 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 03:30 PM
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I used these and they worked great. Just find a local dealer and they bolt right up using the existing fittings.

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 03:47 PM
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The only place I have found them on line is a "halloween" decorations supplier. They do have lots of air stuff though.

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I ordered mine from them after my local distributor never got back to me. I guess I was not a high enough volume customer to "waste" time.
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For those that went mechanical, did you just use 1/4 turn valves? If so, how do you exhaust the pressure when you close the valve? Where did you mount them. Seems like a lot of routing extra air lines through the cab.....The MAC valve seems like a good deal, I'll look into it

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-08-2010, 08:07 AM
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No, the mechanical valves look just like a toggle switch when mounted. There are inlet, outlet, and exhaust fittings. Here's a picture of one I found on the web. The fitting with the screen is the exhaust. I ran a short piece of tubing through my firewall into the engine compartment to keep the interior from smelling like gear oil when mine is shut off.


Yes it is a bit extra air line, but you eliminate the electrical altogether.
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post #8 of 8 Old 01-10-2010, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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I ordered the MAC valve from my local distributor on Fri, got it in on Sat, fast shipping. It works like a champ. Was a total of $29.xx after shipping and tax. Seemed a little high for shipping cost, but was still half the price of the ARB brand. Thanks ya'll

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