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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-17-1999, 10:17 AM
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Re: ARB versus Detroit Locker???

I went with Detroits front and rear - bullet proof and no other parts (air compressor, hoses, etc) to fail. They
have their on-road handling quirks, but I don't even notice them any more. Some people are very happy
with ARBs, but I've met a few people who've had lots of trouble with the air compressors, air hoses,
O-rings, etc. I'd say that if this is primarily a trail rig, I'd go with the Detroits. If it's a combination
commuter/trail rig, then I might give more consideration to the ARBs. A Detroit in the front axle,
especially when combined with 35" tires, can make steering difficult at times - a twin-stick conversion
on the transfer case helps this, by letting you shift into 2wd (high or low range) to free up the steering
when you don't need 4wd.


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