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I contacted ARB USA and they are going to be releasing their front and rear air lockers for the 05 sometime next month. My question is to those who have used ARB or are using ARB lockers. What is your opinion of them? Good bad or indifferent.
 

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You'll be hard pressed to find many people knocking the ARB's, but that's just an observation.

What's the ring gear size of the front and rear on the '05?
 

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mudferret said:
You'll be hard pressed to find many people knocking the ARB's, but that's just an observation.

What's the ring gear size of the front and rear on the '05?
Good Question? I'm not sure. I'll see if I can find it.
 

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tbrown said:
I contacted ARB USA and they are going to be releasing their front and rear air lockers for the 05 sometime next month. My question is to those who have used ARB or are using ARB lockers. What is your opinion of them? Good bad or indifferent.
I don't have an ARB, but have read quite a bit about them-from what I've seen there are two primary strikes against them 1) they can be more difficult to set up, then say, a detroit locker (so finding a good mechanic to do the install and see it through is paramount) and 2)they are real expensive.

All in all, most people seem to think they are about the best thing going, lockerwise.
 

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tbrown said:
I contacted ARB USA and they are going to be releasing their front and rear air lockers for the 05 sometime next month. My question is to those who have used ARB or are using ARB lockers. What is your opinion of them? Good bad or indifferent.
I have them front and rear and they are great. I don't often use the front locker, however.
 

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tbrown said:
I contacted ARB USA and they are going to be releasing their front and rear air lockers for the 05 sometime next month. My question is to those who have used ARB or are using ARB lockers. What is your opinion of them? Good bad or indifferent.
I've also got them front and rear and they're the strongest option out there. They are also the only option for a selectable locker which is very important when you drive on ice 5 months a year. The only issues with them are they do have to be properly installed and they are more expensive but you get what you pay for. The first time mine were installed they destroyed the front locker, gears and bearings but replaced it all and regeared both ends for free. Make sure you use a certified ARB installer or else when it blows up you're screwed. This isn't a job for a first timer.

I also use my front locker quite a bit but that's probably because I wheel more than Hytenor, he's scared to leave the board for a day in case he misses a thread. :D
 

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SteveO said:
I've also got them front and rear and they're the strongest option out there. They are also the only option for a selectable locker which is very important when you drive on ice 5 months a year. The only issues with them are they do have to be properly installed and they are more expensive but you get what you pay for. The first time mine were installed they destroyed the front locker, gears and bearings but replaced it all and regeared both ends for free. Make sure you use a certified ARB installer or else when it blows up you're screwed. This isn't a job for a first timer.

I also use my front locker quite a bit but that's probably because I wheel more than Hytenor, he's scared to leave the board for a day in case he misses a thread. :D
watch it, young'n! :D
I was too busy trying to cut off my thumb on the table saw today to go wheelin. (makes typing kind of interesting) Besides, everything's buried under 20' of snow right now.
 

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I was too busy trying to cut off my thumb on the table saw today to go wheelin. (makes typing kind of interesting)
Pics? I know you have pics! Post 'em up! :D

I was playing monster garage this weekend and got some grinder shrapnel to the left eye. I was even wearing safety glasses this time. If I can't get the little shard out of there I might have to go see the doc tomorrow. :eek:

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Mike said:
Pics? I know you have pics! Post 'em up! :D

I was playing monster garage this weekend and got some grinder shrapnel to the left eye. I was even wearing safety glasses this time. If I can't get the little shard out of there I might have to go see the doc tomorrow. :eek:

Later,
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heck, don't bother with the Doc, I'll be right over with some channel-locks, have it out in no time :D

I didn't take any pics of my mangled thumb. The blade took about a 1/16" deep patch, 1/2"x 3/4" of mostly skin. there's a tiny little spot where it hit meat. My bookcase will now have to wait a bit longer... this was the first time I've really done much woodworking with the new bifocals...oops.

not biggie, I need to run down to San Leandro and get my leaf springs re-arched...the last couple of firewood lodes finally did them in. not bad though considering it's been 2 1/2 yrs and Lord knows how many full loads of wood.
 

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hytenor said:
watch it, young'n! :D
I was too busy trying to cut off my thumb on the table saw today to go wheelin. (makes typing kind of interesting) Besides, everything's buried under 20' of snow right now.
Good luck with the thumb, it sounds like fun. I wish we had your 20' of snow, it's been eerily warm here for the last two weeks and we don't have any snow left, tomorrow it's supposed to rain in Calgary, in February???? Global warming is weird.
 
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