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Old 04-12-2012, 10:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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9.5 E-Locker Strength????


Not sure if this needed to be posted in the other cruiser forum but I will start here. I run fj 60 diffs in my mod racer. I run a 5.3 th350 203/300 and 4.56 in the diffs with a rear ARB and cromo shafts and longs in the front. I can get an 9.5 elocker for almost free to throw in the front but I wonder about he strength of the unit.

Am I wasting the 120 bucks to order the Longfield shaft to make it work or are the units fairly stout? BTW I weigh under 4k race ready and run 37's.
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Old 04-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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call ben at slee offroad. i know he runs alot of 9.5's in front i wish i had info but maybe this helps
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Please post up the results you find. I've got the same question for the e-locker up front.
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Well I have called Ben and left two messages and still no call back. Anyone here have an idea about the strength of the e-locker?
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've been running mine in the front for over a since 1999 and have broken more than a dozen cromo axles, hubs, birfs (including Longs) and never had a problem with the diff. Except one time when I got hung up on a rock and cracked the E locker motor housing. It is now tig welded with a skid plate welded to the axle housing to protect it.

Not saying you can't break it, but it's been one of the most reliable parts on my rig for the last decade
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The only issue I've ever heard is from people twisting the long splines that the engagement gear slides on and being unable to remove the diif from the axle.
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We have put a few in 40's over the years with custom made long shafts. (Bobby is where to go these days as you know) No issues, they have 4 spiders rather strong. Only issue with them, is the motor actuator does not like to get hot. The magnets in the motor are glued to the wall of the motor. When you cycle the locker allot it gets hot and the glue can fail. Also if you brake off an axle stub in the locker it can be a bitch to get it out. But as for lockers they work real well.

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Thanks for the info guys! Guess I will place the order with Mr. Long this week and see what happens. Now I am looking for a set of 80's knuckle balls to add to the diff. I think the 9.5 diff and fj 80 birfs would be a fairly light and stout axle to run.
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sure wish i would have known that this is a crappy option..


i passed up on one once before because i knew they had the issues with removing shafts..


then i told someone about it... they said in the front you wouldnt have long splines and it would be fine..


so now i take it the design needs long splines to even work right?

so there is no getting around it?


so i just about a e locker rear axle and an early front missing the 3rd figuring i could use the shafts and e locker and sell the housings and


now i know i should have not bought that stuff.. just welded both difs and bought some longs

i was going e locker to save on wear and tear hoping stock parts would hold up but if i cant use it with stock parts .. no freaking point..


damnit damnit damnit
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