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Unread 08-06-2010, 12:51 PM   #1
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Locker help (snow related)

Ok you guys first of all let me apologize for making another locker thread. However I have seen a similar question asked once and now I can't find the thread. My jeep is my DD the specs are <- that way. I want to put. Locker in some where down the road preferably when i am upgrading the axels. I wheel my jeep less than i want to but I foreseen much more wheeling in the future. I plan to do the teraflex 4:1 kit and 35's cv drive shaft, and a bunch of other stuff. However it must get me to work at 3 am mid winter with out fail and scaring the crap out of me. That happens from outside forces enough as it is. (dumb plow drivers)

For snow driving (on the road) which locker do you prefer. I love the Ox lock but damn its expensive. The ARB is not really my cup o tea and when it come to Limited slip I am completely clueless.

So thank you in advance for your excellent advice and information.

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Unread 08-06-2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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I'd say get the Ox, ARB, or one of those e-lockers. A limited slip or auto locker in the rear will most likely engage when you don't want it to and cause you to fish tail. But the selectable lockers are open when disengaged so both tires won't spin when you hit something slippery.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 02:12 PM   #3
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I'd say get the Ox, ARB, or one of those e-lockers. A limited slip or auto locker in the rear will most likely engage when you don't want it to and cause you to fish tail. But the selectable lockers are open when disengaged so both tires won't spin when you hit something slippery.
This end of story.

Selectable or be prepared for a bit of a bear to drive. In all honestly it's not that bad, but it's definitely more of a challenge than open diffs in the snow.
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The ONLY type of locker I would want in a snow/ice area like Tahoe would be a selectable. An ARB air locker would be my #1 choice. I wouldn't even consider an ECTED unless you don't crawl over rocks and wouldn't mind having to send it back to the factory when its clutch pack needs replacing. Personally, I'm not a fan of the Ox either. Eaton's E-Locker is getting mixed reviews. The E-Locker started off good but Wheelin98TJ had a run-in with them getting a problem with his resolved so their post-sales support doesn't seem to be up to snuff.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 03:02 PM   #5
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Awesome I think I just needed to hear it from other people. Jerry thank you I guess I am now reconsidering the ARB. Especially after reading rave reviews and reliability seems to be better than some of the others.

*Case Closed* let the shopping commence.
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