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post #1 of 8 Old 07-24-2013, 10:39 AM Thread Starter
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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...

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-24-2013, 10:57 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 8 Old 07-24-2013, 11:22 AM
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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.
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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.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-25-2013, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanx guys. Those lockers just as good as any other electric?
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post #6 of 8 Old 07-26-2013, 11:48 PM
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I would put a relay in the circuit. That is 4 amps cold on the bench, how many amps is it hot?

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post #7 of 8 Old 07-27-2013, 10:08 AM
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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.

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post #8 of 8 Old 08-21-2013, 01:35 AM
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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?
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