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Re: selectable lockers who makes them.
Auburn Gear Ected Locker is the cheapest of all selectable lockers. Availability was a problem when they were first released, but now most distributors can keep them in stock. It's electronically activated so no air hoses to leak or air compressor to maintain. The OX is a great product, but much more expensive-figure about $850.
I've only seen a few on the trails, but they seemed to work well. The shop I work at has one for a D44 for sale for $560.
Some more info:
The Auburn Gear Ected uses a switch operated electromagnetic ring retained under one of the bearing caps inside the differential housing. The ring activates a pilot cone that causes bearing balls to ramp up against the side gear and lock up the differential. The Ected can be switched on or off on the fly. While not engaged the Ected is a clutch driven limited slip differential. The unit comes complete with a wiring harness, rubber grommet for the cover tap, solenoid unit and switch.