ARB Air Locker vs Eaton E-Locker vs. OX Cable Locker???
So I am looking to bump up the my game in my jeep this spring to prepare for some trails this summer. I am going to be swapping in some 5.13 gears front and back (D30 front/D44 rear) to help my 4.0 auto push my 35s along the way.
Now, the question I have is..... which locker should I decide to with?!?!
ARB Air Lockers - seem great but seem overpriced in the world of lockers especially when throw in the air compressor and finding a mounting location.
Eaton E-lockers - Seem to be great as well with a lower cost to them. Plus I feel if something were to happen to the wiring it could be repaired trailer side pretty easily, where if you get a hole in an air line you could be up S$%# Creek without a paddle...
OX Lockers - Also seem quality and one of the more reliable as far as it engaging and staying engaged...
Auburn ECTED - another e-locker that I have seen around but doesn't see to get the "hype" like Eaton does.
I am curious to hear about peoples likes/dislikes, experiences you've had or seen others have with the products.
Is 4wd.com doing that year round? ARB runs that promotion once or twice a year for a few weeks. OP, carrying extra air hose and running it is an easy thing to do if necessary, although I've never had to do it (ARBs front and rear).
Not sure, just added an ARB locker to my cart today and it popped in there saying "free"
I'm running and ARB in the front and ected locker in the back. I love the setup. I've had no issues with either and have been highly impressed with the Auburn in the back. That being said, I do have friends that had early versions like mine that had problems. Mine has been worry free though.
You need a selectable for the front unless you have hubs (which I am doubting you do), so that leaves you with the ARB, OX, or Eaton E Locker. Personally, I'd go with the ARB. They are tops on the market. I wouldn't worry about hurting the air line. It is durable and you did some serious work to damage it. Just make sure you run it where it doesn't rub and call it a day. For the rear, you could go anyway. Personally, if I was to build again, i'd go with a full time Detroit in the back. The clicking you get on the roads isn't bad and wouldn't bother me in a DD. They are super reliable and just not alot to go wrong with them (actuators, air/electrical lines/clutches).
I think you'll like the gear choice as well.
Built 97 TJ with WAY too much $ into it...