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Old 05-31-2007, 03:57 PM
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saving money for 30 spline longs at the moment, hopefully in the next couple of weeks, I need to re-seal my front end anyways..

I have an ARB. I was going to put it in the rear axle and just run it like that for the year, but now I'm contemplating running it in the front and quicklocking the rear.

A few questions. It's my daily driver, it's on 37's I have a V8. Will a quicklock/aussie/lockwrong hold up?


Thoughts? what would you do?

A: ARB rear/open front cheapest option

B: ARB front/aussie-quicklok rear fully locked
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Old 05-31-2007, 04:33 PM
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i'd go option b. since you already have the expensive locker, you've got the worst part taken care of. the aussies are inexpensive and tough and you'll regret not having both. i know i do.
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I've got an ARB in the front of my project. I bought an Aussie Locker for the rear, but after the ARB presentation I was considering ponying up the money for an ARB for the rear. Or maybe a Detroit. What's the best choice of the three for the rear?
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I've got an ARB in the front of my project. I bought an Aussie Locker for the rear, but after the ARB presentation I was considering ponying up the money for an ARB for the rear. Or maybe a Detroit. What's the best choice of the three for the rear?
You know what my answer would be for a hard core rig! So I'll refrain...
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I've got an ARB in the front of my project. I bought an Aussie Locker for the rear, but after the ARB presentation I was considering ponying up the money for an ARB for the rear. Or maybe a Detroit. What's the best choice of the three for the rear?
best, arb
second best and best for po' folk, aussie
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second best and best for po' folk, aussie
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Geeze....I expect a different opinion but you struck out on the order of all three! IMNSHO
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I know what Kevin's alluding to. Put a Detroit in the rear. After listening to Chris Wood's presentation it sounds like an ARB is pretty darn strong. Would there be more risks with an ARB? I don't know. It might be nice to be open in the rear when you want to. If I go with a Detroit I should probably cryo the rear axles, or go with 4340's. Are 35" tires too much for an Aussie locker? Hmmm.
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I know what Kevin's alluding to. Put a Detroit in the rear. After listening to Chris Wood's presentation it sounds like an ARB is pretty darn strong. Would there be more risks with an ARB? I don't know. It might be nice to be open in the rear when you want to. If I go with a Detroit I should probably cryo the rear axles, or go with 4340's. Are 35" tires too much for an Aussie locker? Hmmm.
Detroit's (real) and ARB's are both stronger than anything else in the entire housing. My vote for a Detroit in the rear of a hard core rig over an ARB is due to the fact that if it takes all wheels pulling to get you deep into a nasty trail then a possible failure of a compressor/fitting/piston/o-ring means you will be on a strap on the way out. I am a believer of Lock Rights also but they do wear out where a Detroit or ARB often will survive a few different vehicles! If the rig is more on the street than on the trail then ARB's start shining brighter! For the front, Detroit is still are king of traction and stregnth but there are times when they simply will not allow the vehicle to turn if 4 wd is needed (both front tires will slide sideways while they are both spinning).

If I was to buy or recommend a "Lunchbox" type of locker it would be LR all the way as they did the R&D and the knock off Aussie and Detroit No-spins simply cheated and created mass copies for big profit with no R&D overhead.
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My vote for a Detroit in the rear of a hard core rig over an ARB is due to the fact that if it takes all wheels pulling to get you deep into a nasty trail then a possible failure of a compressor/fitting/piston/o-ring means you will be on a strap on the way out.
Not to stir the pot too much but Chris showed us the "equipment" he/ARB recommends to have as spares, especially when not having the locker would mean leaving the vehicle or getting strapped out. You could fit it all in the glove box pretty much...Even if you went overkill and had a spare compressor on hand all of the parts would take up about as much room, maybe less, than say a birf.

That new compressor that basically can work upways, downways, sideways, under water, etc. was pretty impressive as well. Of course the list didn't include any of the internal locker parts but if the locker itself grenaded you'd have bigger problems to worry about
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