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Old December 20th, 2012, 15:36
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Eaton e locker

Any insight/reviews of the eaton e-locker? I am looking at throwing it in my hp 30 geared w/4.88 and 33's.




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Old December 20th, 2012, 16:05
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Re: Eaton e locker

good man and go ARB. I have wheeled with people that have the e locker and IIRC it is a limited slip when not locked which I dont like.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 16:16
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Re: Eaton e locker

I've removed more ARB's than I've installed.

I've been running Eaton E-Lockers in both axles since 08 without any issues what so ever.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 17:06
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I've removed more ARB's than I've installed.

I've been running Eaton E-Lockers in both axles since 08 without any issues what so ever.
Yours are in 44's correct? (Saw a few posts from you when searching). Are there any difference between the dirty thirty and the 44 as far as the carrier and locker go, specifically some thing that would lead to premature or undesirable wear?
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Old December 20th, 2012, 18:07
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Nope, nothing at all.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 18:08
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Re: Eaton e locker

FWIW,
ARB prices have got up across the board by $100+
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Old December 20th, 2012, 18:59
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good man and go ARB. I have wheeled with people that have the e locker and IIRC it is a limited slip when not locked which I dont like.
you're thinking ected -- totally different product. e lockers are simple and reliable. If I had two nickels to rub together the Z man would be putting one in the front of the WJ (also a D30 application).
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Old December 20th, 2012, 19:18
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Re: Eaton e locker

i have an e locker in the rear (d44) and it has broken twice. it is not a limited slip when not locked, completely open. go zip or arb, screw eaton.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 19:56
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Re: Eaton e locker

What broke?
Operator error maybe?

I'm turning mine with a V8 and they are holding up just fine.


I've sold a bunch of them from Dana 30 through Dana 60....installed them too.
No complaints yet.

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Old December 20th, 2012, 20:17
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Re: Eaton e locker

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i have an e locker in the rear (d44) and it has broken twice. it is not a limited slip when not locked, completely open. go zip or arb, screw eaton.
How much wheeling do you do on it, and what kinda stuff do you wheel?
I know the answer but it is a relevant question to a prospective buyer.

Does it not take a lot of off road abuse to bust, but street and light trail driving ok?

OP, what kind of abuse/use does your rig see?
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Old December 21st, 2012, 11:02
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i have an e locker in the rear (d44) and it has broken twice. it is not a limited slip when not locked, completely open. go zip or arb, screw eaton.
What broke on it specifically? Along with all the questions that in4aride brought up?

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How much wheeling do you do on it, and what kinda stuff do you wheel?
I know the answer but it is a relevant question to a prospective buyer.

Does it not take a lot of off road abuse to bust, but street and light trail driving ok?

OP, what kind of abuse/use does your rig see?
It's no crawler, just a camping wheeling rig. Hardest trail that it really sees is Spring creek. Even then I am not trying to get thru the hardest lines just trying to ride a trail with the bigger rigs.

The only reason I am contemplating getting a locker up front was for snow/loose gravel climbs, moderate rock crawling, and piece of mind.

Even though I have 33's they are 33x10.50x15 with alloy wheels and stock shafts (760x). My first thought is that I am not putting a lot of weight from the tire/wheel combo on the axle itself, then secondly I would think my u joint would give before my carrier/locker/r&p.

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Old December 21st, 2012, 15:07
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What broke?
Operator error maybe?
Are you saying Dan cant push a button correctly?
I would guess he has some experience pushing buttons.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 15:30
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Re: Eaton e locker

Why do you insist on posting in the Colorado Chapter Forum when you've already worn out your welcome a long time ago.

Go away.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 15:53
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Re: Eaton e locker

Ok let keep it on topic guys.

I think for as light and mild as a set up as it sounds, either the eaton or arb sound fine.
If I remember right. Vanimal wheels pretty hard stuff, which it doesnt sound like you plan on doing.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 17:09
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Ok let keep it on topic guys.

I think for as light and mild as a set up as it sounds, either the eaton or arb sound fine.
If I remember right. Vanimal wheels pretty hard stuff, which it doesnt sound like you plan on doing.

Yea it looks like I would be safe with just the e locker. I just have tried to build this to be a reliable turn key rig, something that my wife or I can rely on when in the hills.

Well I am at just around 900 for the locker, shipping, and bearing kit from serious. I was goin to have Marc install it, Marc autos on 6th in Denver. Anyone have any experience with this guy? I was told 300 bucks and an afternoon. He comes highly recommended from some of the guys I wheel with.
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