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    Eaton E-locker VS Arb

    I have a 88 YJ with Dana 44's. I am currently deployed and a couple months ago did my research on the lockers and I choose the Eaton. Now I have a brand new Eaton locker at my house. Now after reading more and thread surfing I am thinking I should of bought the ARB. I want to know what you guys think.

    Like I said it a 88 YJ with a Waggy 44 and Isuzu 44, 37's and 4.0 and AX-15 Trans. Thanks
    1988 YJ W/4.0HO, AW4, Waggy & Isuzu 44's, RCV shafts, Eaton E-Lockers, 5.13 gears, 37" KM2's, Front 3 link with FOA 14 inch coilovers, rear triangulated 4 link w stock TJ coils, Bilstien 7100 shocks, WB stretched to 103", Currie anti-rock sway bar, custom highline tube fenders, Rear aluminum crusher corners, TNT rear bumper and tire carrier.

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    I've been using ARB lockers in 4 differnt axles over the last 8 years, I have no complaints...
    The benefits from MILSPEC requirements are priceless!

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    Not even close arb far better product.....
    I do all my own stunts

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    RedRocks4Wheeler Rocky Clymer's Avatar
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    IMHO ARB>ELocker...heard bad stories about warranty work/parts availability.
    08 JK - NV241OR xfer case,RIPP Gen II SC, RR bumper, M8000 winch, Olympic sliders, F/R dif skid/cover, 3.0" OME lift, Teraflex S/T sway bar disconnect, RCV front axles + ARB lockers + 4.88s, EVO front axle tubes and gussets, adj track bars, adj CAs, BFG 35" KM2s on AR Mojave's 17x8, Bushwhacker 6" fender flares.

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    I too have been pondering the smae question. The Eaton elocker got a lot of bad (some well deserved) press. I've read the version used in 8.8's is the weak ball/pin design and has issues, this lead to some early complaints. The 44 uses the colar version which is noted to be less troublesome.

    I still want to go with a elocker in my front 44 so let me know if you want to sell one of them if you go with the arb.
    '07 Jeep Patriot
    '97 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

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    OKJEEP's Avatar
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    The detroit e-locker is the one that received the bad reviews. I installed an EATON E-Locker in my D60. Amazingly simple. The final powered connections took about 10 minutes. The operation of the unit is easy as well. I found it wasn't as quick when engaging or dis-engaging but overall, about 2 seconds.

    I am installing Eaton e-lockers in the wife's new pro-rock d60 and crd rear 60. Add 12 volts and you are done. No hoses, air lines, valves, etc.
    His - 1980 Jeep CJ-7 Stretched, 37 Iroks, D60/detroit rear, HD D44/detroit front, Vortec ZZ4 TBI/700r-4/D300 w 4:1, Ramsey Patriot 9500, 2" Rancho SOA, daily wuss trailer queen!

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    Been running ARB's for ~7-8 years now in just about every common axle (D30, D44, D60, 14b) and I have never once had an issue. If you take the time to set up the unit correctly and carefull/thoughtfully run the airlines they will be as reliable as any other locker out there.

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