So, the OEM locking diffs are about 2x the cost of the ARB locker. However the ARB needs a compressor, etc and probably needs professional installation. The OEM seems “easier” to install DIY. Is this inaccurate?
I love this argument because it makes it sound like airlines are so problematic.Harrop/Eaton E-Locker. No compressor and lines to fool about with.
The E-lockers are cheaper and easier to install too.I love this argument because it makes it sound like airlines are so problematic.
Ya know wires are just airlines for electricity right?! haha
Each system has advantages and disadvantages. I personally like the instant action of the ARB's over the Harrops or factory lockers. Air lockers have fewer components that can fail, there's a compressor, solenoid, & airline. Electronic lockers have relays, wires, motors, limit switches, electrical connections that are subject to harsher elements (under the vehicle and on the axle).
I disagree, I could point out as many if not more failure points for e-lockers.The E-lockers are cheaper and easier to install too.
For simplicity and reliability the E-locker wins.
The e-lockers are engaged by a electromagnet in the carrier. That's a simple on-off deal driven by a relay.
Air lockers are way more complicated. There's a seal that can and does fail in the head. Two solenoids to drive two lockers. Two relays. Three switches. A compressor. Whatever way you cut it there are more failure points in the system.
No different than a solenoid and air?The e-lockers are engaged by an electromagnet in the carrier. That's a simple on-off deal driven by a relay.
Factory. Most Harrop setups I've wheeled with are pretty fresh so they have been fine. But I've only had to stop for 1 air locker issue and it was mine. Ended up being due to how I installed it.Just curious if these faulty e-lockers were observed on factory locked rigs or aftermarket e-lockers?