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On a high traction surface, how far do you have to drive after relieving air pressure to your locker before it unlocks?

Hint--I see ram assist in my future.
 

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Switch it off and drive the truck for a few rotations of the wheels. It’ll help if you’re not going in a straight line, as the “differential” action will help knock the locker out.

I don’t know if you’ll hear a clunk when they disengage…I do with the e-lockers.
 

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That's what I have done--it seems to take a few feet (like 5-10) of driving for it to disengage--its silent--and it only seems to want to unlock when going straight. I just wanted to make sure that its working like it should.

Problem is, I can't steer when its on and I'm on a high traction surface. My steering was iffy before with the wide tires.. Now, I don't have enough muscle to overcome it at all.

Anyone with a definitive experience???
 

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Like anything else in the driveline, you must "unload" the locker, hub, transfer case, etc before you can turn, shift. disengage, etc. Try stopping and shift into reverse for a second, that will let everything unbind. The return springs can then push the locking part apart. And yes turning binds up the front driveline when locked. Make sense ?

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darkstar said:
That's what I have done--it seems to take a few feet (like 5-10) of driving for it to disengage--its silent--and it only seems to want to unlock when going straight. I just wanted to make sure that its working like it should.

Problem is, I can't steer when its on and I'm on a high traction surface. My steering was iffy before with the wide tires.. Now, I don't have enough muscle to overcome it at all.

Anyone with a definitive experience???
Alex:
The only experience I have with lockers was driving Tony Cordell's 90. Your experience is exactly like mine-release air, straighten wheels, drive forward slightly and they unlock.

the more important question is why are you using your lockers on a hihg-traction surface? By definition, isn't that a no-no?

King of Stuck-I like it, too bad it's often true :flipoff2:

PT
 

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Sure, it makes sense. I just wanted to make sure that mine isn't lagging more than it should be--I set it up 100% pneumatic, and the exhaust is in the switch which is in the dash, so there is a lot of air line between the locker and the air exhaust--I know it won't pop out of there immeditately, just want to make sure my plumbing isn't delaying it. Thanks.
 

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The only experience I have with ARB's is in Ali's truck.

Damn things wouldn't unlock to save your life on Moab slick-rock. They needed a bunch of back/forth. Fun when there's a cliff in front of you and your front is engaged. Maybe they'd be better on loose surfaces.

The Mog airlockers just need a lift on the throttle to unload them. 'Course, the Mogs power steering box is bigger then a whole D90 - so if you need to turn when locked, just move the wheel :)
 

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PTSchram said:
the more important question is why are you using your lockers on a hihg-traction surface? By definition, isn't that a no-no?
PT
Well, I was just testing them driving around the culdesac where my house is, and it happens to be asphalt.. But why would it be a no-no? you can lift a wheel on a high traction surface and stil lose momentum.
 

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alex mine unlocks as soon as I lift off the throttle.
that is the same for both front and rear.
and PT when are you coming over for take 2?
I have plenty more very nice Lanes to show you.
Black monkey lane
Billy lane
Kitrow
to name but three :flipoff2:
as a taster:




 

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Alex,

My ARBs on the Landcruiser behave the same way as they did on the RRC. Even though I'm using the ARB solenoids now, they take a decent time to unlock on slick rock. Going to Neutral helps with the drivetrain unloading and they unlock a little faster.

Ali
 
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