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I just got off the phone with Drivetrain Direct. They said the D60 version of the Ox will be for sale in December this year.

The bad news is that it will be in the $800 ballpark.....OUCH!!!!

I wish they could keep them the same cost as the ARB! Oh well....

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That is a bit pricey but that's teh same price for the D44 set-up also so Not a bad deal considering......

I've heard nothing but good things about OX-lockers so I'd invest the money, unless you're one of those guys who grenades FF-14bolts <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0">
 

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after installing a few of them i wouldnt buy one. they dont engage smoothly enough or disengage smooth you have to be moveing or turning to get it to unlock a PITA if you ask me
 

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Gearman,

I have heard this before, They even have a little blip on there website....

"-To engage the OX Locker your tires must differentiate
I-f you have good traction, chances are that your locker will not engage to the lock position if the gears are not aligned
-If your locker does not lock when engaging, hold the shifter with light pressure for a few seconds. It will fall in place as soon as there is a difference in wheel speed
-Turning the wheel to one side helps to engage the locker"

In your experence does it get any better with time?

thanks

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i dont no about the time thing but i would think not since the way it works its a manual thing you would have to get used to but for the wheeling i do it is not acceptable i need it to do its thing on its own i dont want to have to fondle it to get it locked. ARB!!
 

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Originally posted by GearMan:
<STRONG> i dont want to have to fondle it to get it locked. ARB!!</STRONG>
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I'm still not convinced on the "quality" of the ox locker. I would like to see how it holds up to several years before buying. Also, IMHO, it is rather expensive even when compared to ARB. I think I'll just keep my ARB's.
 

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After putting the Hydo assist on my front axle, I am convinced I could have a spool in the front and it would steer just as good as it does with the Detroit!

If you want a selectable locker for steering in your D60, just get a ram and keep your detroit. <IMG SRC="smilies/tongue.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by wngrog:
<STRONG>After putting the Hydo assist on my front axle, I am convinced I could have a spool in the front and it would steer just as good as it does with the Detroit! </STRONG>
This sounds like a good way to to break stuff - that hydro steering will overpower the locker trying to keep everything locked... doesn't sound fun <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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I really don't want a spool in the front, Plus I like having the option of being open. Its funny, you always hear the negative about a product before you hear the positive. Happy people don't complain I guess.

I think I am going to try and go OX just to be a little bit different. From what I have heard they are WAY overbuilt. The D44 unit is a 4 pinion unit even, and you can get 33 spline also. I wonder if they will offer a similar option for the D60. It would be way cool to have a 40 spline OX! That is what they make some D60 spools at right?

The way I drive I hardly break anything anyways....oh well!

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Yes, the diffs are the same.

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Originally posted by Mieser:
<STRONG>Yes, the diffs are the same.

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Correction, they MAY be the same. The rev cuts ALWAYS take the smaller carrier because the ring gears is fatter.
 

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Originally posted by GearMan:
<STRONG>after installing a few of them i wouldnt buy one. they dont engage smoothly enough or disengage smooth you have to be moveing or turning to get it to unlock a PITA if you ask me</STRONG>
I've never had this problem with either of mine and I have them front and rear (D44s). All it takes is a little pressure on the lever and a wiggle on the steering wheel and they pop right in or out at any speed It doesn't take much of a wiggle, and sometimes it's not even necessary at all (if the dogs on the side gear just happen to be lined up with the dogs on the diff case already)..

My $.02 USD

Jake Harsha
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Pequot Lakes, MN

P.S. I guess you can call me one of those happy people who doesn't complain...
 

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Um i hate to disagree with the comment that all D60 reverse carriers are the same, but I just got off the phone with Mark at ARB and he states that it is the gear that determines which carrier to use. My 4.88 Dana gears use the high speed carrier or the 4:56 and up carrier while most of the aftermarket gears do use the 4:10 and down carrier case. It is still the gear used and how that gear is made that determines which carrier case to use just as the same for any a 60 standard or reverse.

[ 10-01-2001: Message edited by: krcruiser ]
 
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