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Old 07-13-2005, 09:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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dana 44 selectable locker

im looking for a fully open fully locked, none of this posi/locked stuff. its gotta be 4.10 up ratio, high pinion 44

which selectable lockers are there that will work for me? which ones have problems?(randys was having problems with the detroit electrac and dont sell them anymore because of that)

i need soemthing that i can install myself too, i was told the arb was pretty involved to setup.
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wassa matter with the detroit?
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want to be able to open it up in the winter, or if i blow a rear shaft/joint i want an easy ride out
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I too have been looking at the same issues< i hate to say but if i had the $$$$ I'd go with an ARB.
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Old 07-14-2005, 08:32 AM   #5 (permalink)
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In my opinion, ARB is the way to go. These things are bullet-proof on the trails, and won't wear out tires on the road.
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Old 07-14-2005, 10:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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how about something like an ox locker?
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how about something like an ox locker?
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They're out of business, I think... No phone, no website, no nothin.

Check out Billavista's new article on the Terra Locker, it is available for the D44, and looks like a good contender for the ARB.
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Old 07-16-2005, 09:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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A buddy of mine just installed an Eaton E-locker in his D44. Other than not hooking up the wires correctly the 1st time, he hasn't had any problems with it, and he's not one to step away from a challange .
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where can you buy the Tlocker at?
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Check out Billavista's new article on the Terra Locker, it is available for the D44, and looks like a good contender for the ARB.
So I read this ariticle and I'm a little corn-fused

He talks about how he doesn't like the electrics be of mud and water issues, but an e-locker is totally inside the diff on a D44. If he's getting water in his diff then he's got other problems to worry about. He also doesn't like the Ox because because of the linkages and cables could get gummed up with mud.

So after reading the first couple of paragraphs, I'm assuming the t-locker is like the ARB in that every think is sealed inside the diff, until I see the pic with the air manifold front and center on the diff!!! To me that guard is going to collect mud, dirt, rocks, sticks, and anything else you normally stick your front axle into. Not to metion the first big rock you "thought" was going to miss the diff is going to flatten that guard and everything behind it.

I'm not out to bad mouth the t-locker. Overall it looks like a good product that may or may not need some refinement. I just don't like the idea of mounting critical components to the front of the diff, and I find it odd that the author of the article didn't bring this up after being critcal of the other selectables set-ups.
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I'm with you, anything extra sticking out of the axle kinda worries me, that's why I run a Detroit.

I just tossed that out there as another alternative. Yes, it does look like ARB may have some competition. Time will tell, these have just hit the market, and may well see some more major revisions in the coming months and years.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Diddo On FrontCC's comment, where can a T locker be had from, and what is the price? I was thinking about one for a 44 as well
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want to be able to open it up in the winter, or if i blow a rear shaft/joint i want an easy ride out
I guess I need to get on twin sticking to see how fun it is to drive in FWD
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Electracs are pure junk. Mine blew up on the first run. I was lucky to be with people from the shop that installed it. The shop warrantied it. I'd rather weld diffs than run any detroit now.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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ARB, tried and true. If you're not comfortable with the setup, then pay to have it installed....I'll admit that, could care less what others think, at least I don't attempt sheet I am not familiar with, and the stuff is too expensive to be trying to save the install cost only to pay for broken parts from improper install. but anyway, the driver carrier bearing diff cap needs a notchin' so the copper air tube will fit, and of course you need to carefully route up to top o diff and drill/tap hole. Perform proper gear install, and then all this, I would say it's a bit of work the first go-round.
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ARB, tried and true. .
Same here. The ARB in front of my '69 EB (D44HP) has performed flawlwessly for two seasonms of F4/red/10 trails now and having it full open when unlocked makes a WORLD of difference in your ability to maneuver/reposition/re-align the rig to a new line in very tight spots.

I did not use the plastic air line that came with the ARB..I replaceded that with a braided stainless one.
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I have had my ARB's for 6 years in the front and three in the back end. No problems and I even run the blue air line...
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I did alot of research before getting my electrac. The T-locker looked kick ass, but at the time, was impossible to get. If you can get it now, Tera-flex sells it. Only thing I feared was the fact it was German. If it's anything like a Volkswagen I wouldn't want any part of it
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