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    Default TrueTrac vs Detroit vs ARB with TC?

    Is anyone using a Detroit locker in a D2 with TC?
    I know a ARB would be better and a Truetrac they say works ok with TC.
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    Yes - i have a Detroit locker in my D2. Huge traction advantage.

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    Great Tx.
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    Arb $$$$$$$$$$$!
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    Met pomp en harness?
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    nee, locker alleen
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    Total cost please and do I order or is there stock available?
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    21k for both front and back ARB for my jeep including the ARB high out pump and installation. got a good deal from megaworld capetown.
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    the issue of lockers working with TC is actually hilarious.
    locker works, TC does not have to. no problem. truetrac takes too long to work, TC takes over. wasted money.
    there seems to be many comebacks on Detroits lately and quite often the diff suffers damage when the Detroit breaks. not sure about the Jeep but know that from a reliability point of view the trend seems to be to fit ARB.
    then at the back only. with rear and centre locked and TC at front, there is very little improvement that can be expected fitting a truetrac or even a ARB front as well.
    ARB around R15 000 on the Landy fitted rear only.

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    But why are the Detroits breaking,my diff components last,it's the Detroit itself that breaks-twice now!
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    either the quality or the design has changed.
    ARB seems the better of the equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regardt7 View Post
    21k for both front and back ARB for my jeep including the ARB high out pump and installation. got a good deal from megaworld capetown.
    far below cost! can you show me an invoice or quote please?
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    Fitting ANY axle locker is pretty pointless without the centre diff locked.

    For me, if your going to do it, do it right and once..........none of them compare to the ARB "imo"

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    Quote Originally Posted by landyluvver View Post
    the issue of lockers working with TC is actually hilarious.
    locker works, TC does not have to. no problem. truetrac takes too long to work, TC takes over. wasted money.
    there seems to be many comebacks on Detroits lately and quite often the diff suffers damage when the Detroit breaks. not sure about the Jeep but know that from a reliability point of view the trend seems to be to fit ARB.
    then at the back only. with rear and centre locked and TC at front, there is very little improvement that can be expected fitting a truetrac or even a ARB front as well.
    ARB around R15 000 on the Landy fitted rear only.
    sorry for the hi jack ......

    landyluvver, ive been thinking of putting lockers front and back on my puma 130 seeing that it does not come out with abs or traction control. all the other pumas do, but it actually suits me, less blik brein that can go wrong

    do you think its worth the extra moola for a front one as well

    ive read front lockers can be very dangerous, can create unexpected grip. but also read its safer on a lwb. the 130 is veeeeeeeery long. so if thats
    true then it should be safe, what do you think ?

    front and rear lockers with a full ome and 55mm lift should make griet a VERY capable machine
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    fitting an ARB front will limit you to going straight as with a locked front diff, you cannot turn. engaging front, centre and rear will obviously give the maximum traction but will make it undriveable. if your vehicle is equipped with TC, you are equipping yourself for a situation where i may find myself once in 10 years. at that point i would probably resort to using the winch to get me out of that situation. when hung up on an obstacle, all the lockers in the world will not get you out. only a recovery by kinetic or winch will free you from the obstacle.
    the ARB rear, locked centre and TC front is the optimum situation for driveability. this is the configuration the D3 has and you can't get much better.
    rather spend the money on a winch. will in my opinion be a better investment. at least the winch will offer more flexibility than a front ARB.
    ARB goes for around R15k for the first one and then about R11k for the second.

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    i would also spend money on underbody protection. the 130 is more likely to get hung up on the gearbox and a belly plate is a good investment.

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    FYI, I've just been through a 2 week long execise installing a new Detroit locker (had one before in a Series III 109)

    This time however we took it out after installation due to more than normal noises, not only the click-click but more like a grinding sound when turning.

    I am opting for ARB now.

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