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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2001, 12:03 AM
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cable locker????

has anyone ever used a cable locker? do they work well? are they worth the $$$$?

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Re: cable locker????

Can't speak from experiance, but after reading a right-up on the new Ox locker, I'm sold. I had been sceptical about it and was planning to eventually get an ARB, but now, my sights are set for the OX (course that means I need Dana 44s first!)

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Re: cable locker????

how much is it ???

any 1st hand experience?

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Re: cable locker????

no first hand but I want one baddddd!!!!

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Re: cable locker????

I just drove my new TJ off the lot 2 months ago. The jeep dealer I bought it from has its own 4x4 shop and I had a 4" Tera Flex long arm, 33x12.5" Wrangler MTRs on Eagle 589s, and an Ox Locker installed in the Dana 30 front to go with my factory True Track in the Dana 44 rear w/373 gears. I work at a quarry operation and have had a chance to try it out periodically. I am very satisfied with the locker. I will be putting one in the Dana 44 rear in the next couple of months. When I had the work done they had not released the Dana 44 version. The worst part of the deal was my new jeep sat in the custom shop for 3weeks waiting on the Locker that was on back order. There not easy to get your hands on. They run $650 for the Dana 30 and about $725 for the Dana 44. On TJs you will have to run the cable between the spring and tire on the drivers side. I had to use zip ties to attach it to the spring so it would not rub the tire. It has to be run like this because the cable is to stiff to turn inside the spring. The zip ties have held for 700 miles. Also, on the TJ the toggle lever has to be mounted on a lower portion of the dash, no enough room on the console. Will be going with dual locker rights in my 83 CJ because the price.

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Re: cable locker????

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You didn't say if your putting in front or back but If your planing on putting in that front dana 30, I would'nt want to spend that much money on an axle that weak. I'd start with a bigger axle, but that may be your plan already(?). The two cable lockers I know of are very solid units, but the OX is about half the price of the McNamara. But you can get the McNamara for a D60.

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Re: cable locker????

What are the cable options for the OXLocker? I'd consider putting a 44 in the rear of the J10 so I could run one, but needless to say, 130 someodd inches isn't the typical cj wheel base! Do they sell custom length control cables, anyone?

Also, do you need to order the unit specifically for the front or the rear axle? Thanks, Brendan

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Re: cable locker????

Im not really sure if Im going to get one or not W.C. I also dont know if I would run it up front or in the back. I just wanted some feedback so that I could have an idea of what they were like and how good they worked. I agree on the weak axle thing though. $$$$ is going to be a slight issue though. Is it hard to find good axles at the local junk yards.

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Re: cable locker????

i looked into this vs a detroit

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Re: cable locker????

DAMNIT!! I new I should of looked into this more before I went with Detroits. O well. There wasn't much info available at the time. Actually, there still isn't. Hopefully I'll be satisfied with my Detroits. But if not, I'll just swap the sucker in myself. Just got a new shop press. Any websites or write ups on this locker??


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