JeepForum.com

JeepForum.com (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/)
-   JK Wrangler Technical Forum (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/)
-   -   What does it take to make a rubi locker work? (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/what-does-take-make-rubi-locker-work-1553077/)

thunderball 07-24-2013 11:39 AM

What does it take to make a rubi locker work?
 
I'm looking at putting a set of rubicon axles in my X and wondering if the electric locker requires anything specific besides the basic switch, relay etc...

Thanx.

towel33 07-24-2013 11:57 AM

Just did this last week. Don't even need the relay. Power > Switch> Locker > Ground. Done.

Optional: can wire up an LED indicator too if you want but I skipped it as you can hear it engage/disengage.

LVCapo 07-24-2013 12:22 PM

Yes, it's a very simple positive/negative switch...just make sure you give the wire plenty of slack (and that it won't get caught on anything). That little rubber plug wire onthe differential is a pain in the *** to fix, and expensive to replace.

ronjenx 07-24-2013 01:07 PM

Don't forget to put a fuse in the circuit.

I don't know if this is typical, but the Rubi locker on my bench draws about 4 amps.

thunderball 07-25-2013 06:46 PM

Thanx guys. Those lockers just as good as any other electric?

gregaf3 07-27-2013 12:48 AM

I would put a relay in the circuit. That is 4 amps cold on the bench, how many amps is it hot?

jwmbishop 07-27-2013 11:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gregaf3 (Post 15723594)
I would put a relay in the circuit. That is 4 amps cold on the bench, how many amps is it hot?

Not just amps - but a toggle simply shouldn't be expected to handle the arc of the connect and disconnect - over time the toggle's contacts will burnish and carbonize... the reduced risk of failure on the trail (and we all know stuff somehow knows exactly when to fail causing the most problems) justifies the cost of the relay.

onlyjeep 08-21-2013 02:35 AM

Thinking of doing the same thing,
Can i put a rubi axle only on the rear?
Will it complicate the front if it stay stock?


The time now is 11:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.