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Unread 10-22-2010, 03:28 AM   #31
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The ARB instructions say they have it setup so you don't activate the front locker by accident while on the road.
Well, to activate either locker accidentally you first need to activate the compressor. What are the chances of pushing two switches accidentally? If you're REALLY worried about activating a locker accidentally just build a cover around the switch.

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Unread 10-22-2010, 06:35 AM   #32
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Now will these lockers be hotwired to the battery or will the ignition deactivate them?
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Unread 10-22-2010, 06:39 AM   #33
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Now will these lockers be hotwired to the battery or will the ignition deactivate them?
Ignition deactivates them if you turn the engine off. And they can only be activated if the engine is running.
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Now will these lockers be hotwired to the battery or will the ignition deactivate them?
Depends. If you're the type who remembers to turn stuff off when you get out of the rig, you can run them hot all the time. If you're the type who leaves his hot wired CB on and runs down the battery, ignition on is your best choice.
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Personally, I don't see the issue or any reason I'd ever want to lock my front and unlock my rear axles.
I know Dustin runs a detroit in the front and ARB in the rear with cutting brakes. Unlock the rear, left cutting brake and gas wil turn the jeep left in three wheel drive. Whole different level of driving though, and not something to even think about trying with a dana 30 regardless of how built it is.
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Unread 10-22-2010, 09:48 AM   #36
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What about the drilled location for the air line, can there be multiple locations, I figure structurally the housing is not an ideal place on a small d30. Still in planning mode so would like to see some pics of the drilled diffs if you have some.

Heard of some problems with air venting any solutions there?
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What about the drilled location for the air line, can there be multiple locations, I figure structurally the housing is not an ideal place on a small d30. Still in planning mode so would like to see some pics of the drilled diffs if you have some.

Heard of some problems with air venting any solutions there?
Are you just bored? There are no structural issues with drilling the pumpkin for the air line. The locations are determined by how you route the copper line inside the diff and then where you want it to come out.

I strongly suggest on the outboard side by the upper mount but far enough away that you can keep it clear of the side plates of the upper control arm. That also lets you route the line on the outboard side of the upper arm and then up into the engine compartment from there. That is the best routing method.
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Still in planning mode so would like to see some pics of the drilled diffs if you have some.
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Unread 10-22-2010, 10:31 AM   #39
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I'm in the process of setting up a viair heavy duty system to run my ARB. ARB tech support says that 150 psi is fine for the locker so I'm going to run a "T" off of my tank; one side to the locker solenoid and one to a quick disconnect for airing up the tires. This is my plan. Pretty straight forward and it'll give me what I want out of my OBA system.
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I'm in the process of setting up a viair heavy duty system to run my ARB. ARB tech support says that 150 psi is fine for the locker so I'm going to run a "T" off of my tank; one side to the locker solenoid and one to a quick disconnect for airing up the tires. This is my plan. Pretty straight forward and it'll give me what I want out of my OBA system.
I've always read 85-105psi but if they say its ok then that Viair compressor will fill up your tires a whole lot faster then the ARB compressor.

If it were me I would still throw a regulator in there to keep it under 105.
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I've always read 85-105psi but if they say its ok then that Viair compressor will fill up your tires a whole lot faster then the ARB compressor.

If it were me I would still throw a regulator in there to keep it under 105.
What you read and what ARB knows will work are two entirely different things. 150 is fine.
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What you read and what ARB knows will work are two entirely different things. 150 is fine.
Is 150 about the cutoff then? Just curious for bench testing the lockers.
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Humboldt, did you have any clearence issues with the ARB carrier and your D30? I see you are using your stock diff cover.
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My gears were set up by Blaines gear guy. Dunno if he had to clearance anything, thats why he's the gear guy
edit: The diff cover is completely stock, no clearance issues with the ARB or gears.

I use the small ARB pump mounted on an inner fender with the ARB line protected by running it through a sleeve of couple feet of fuel injection line. It follows the upper control arm up and into the engine compartment by the brake booster.

Im in a minority that believes the stock dana diff covers are a good piece of gear. Unbeatable clearance for steering stuff and trackbar and pretty darn tough for where I like to go. I just cant ram it into stuff; Im ok with that.
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I just cant ram it into stuff; Im ok with that.
You'll just bend the housing if you get a cover you can use as a battering ram.
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