Anyone replaced their e-locker with an ARB air locker?

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Because I am. Wanting a little feedback on how the process went.

 

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Because I am. Wanting a little feedback on how the process went.
I didn't but I'll add my plan anyways...
I'm going to add Ox lockers soon which can be actuated either by a cable and lever or electrically. I was planning on ARB but my offroad tech (whom is the bestest in the whole wide world...) said to stay away from ARB; too many moving parts and shit. They do Ox and never have issues. You can even manually actuate the Ox lockers.
Just my .02...
 
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I didn't but I'll add my plan anyways...
I'm going to add Ox lockers soon which can be actuated either by a cable and lever or electrically. I was planning on ARB but my offroad tech (whom is the bestest in the whole wide world...) said to stay away from ARB; too many moving parts and shit. They do Ox and never have issues. You can even manually actuate the Ox lockers.
Just my .02...
Ox says they are a few years away from the Rubicon. ARB is the only option that I could find.
 


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Looks like they have them for the Sport. Weird...
Yeah, i spoke with them. The other axles don't come with lockers so logically they designed those first. The Rubicons are last on the list
 

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Yeah, i spoke with them. The other axles don't come with lockers so logically they designed those first. The Rubicons are last on the list
Understandable. I have onboard air for lockers but I'm still leaning towards the manual shifter.
E-locker not doing it for you? I hear a recall may be in the works.
 
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Understandable. I have onboard air for lockers but I'm still leaning towards the manual shifter.
E-locker not doing it for you? I hear a recall may be in the works.
I broke it and they keep pushing my axle order back. I need to do something I’d rather have stuck with the factory e locker but I get tired of waiting.
 

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Personally, I would sell both the Rubi axles and replace before I did that. Get new gears at the same time.
 
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Personally, I would sell both the Rubi axles and replace before I did that. Get new gears at the same time.
I’ve got new gears. Now I get newer gears. And I’m not spending that kind of money on new artemarket axles. You’re talking at least $5k on a rear D60 and then new rims etc. fuck that noise.
 


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I broke it and they keep pushing my axle order back. I need to do something I’d rather have stuck with the factory e locker but I get tired of waiting.
I had a front axle fail (FAD) and was also back-ordered months.

I gave dealership option:

1) Pull axle from vehicle on the lot to replace mine.
2) Give me axle cost so I could purchase one to replace mine.

Surprisingly they went for #1.

Put some pressure on them. They do not have the right to leave your Jeep down for months at a time.
 

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I’ve got new gears. Now I get newer gears. And I’m not spending that kind of money on new artemarket axles. You’re talking at least $5k on a rear D60 and then new rims etc. fuck that noise.
Didn't know you regeared. That makes a difference. Just saying instead of $1k per axle on ARBs, and another $1k for gears, plus labor...

You can get a prorock 60/44 set for $10K bolt in with all gears and locker ready to rock. Sell Rubi axles for $4k...see where I am headed here? Not a big cost vector to be in better shape. But, your situation is different than mine since I am on stock gears.
 

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Didn't know you regeared. That makes a difference. Just saying instead of $1k per axle on ARBs, and another $1k for gears, plus labor...

You can get a prorock 60/44 set for $10K bolt in with all gears and locker ready to rock. Sell Rubi axles for $4k...see where I am headed here? Not a big cost vector to be in better shape. But, your situation is different than mine since I am on stock gears.
They don't make a 44/60 for the JL at this time so you're either getting a 44 or a 60.

I hope they come out with the 44/60 for the JL at some point.

All the guys I know with 60's end up going up 2 to 4 inches on the tire size to get the ground clearance back.

 

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