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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-17-2004, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking to buy an ARB for my front Sammy axle.
It is currently lincoln locked and holding up well. Problem is, can't steer it----Especially on a side hill.
RRO has them for $675.00. Air Locker Anyone know where to find one at a better price? I already have OBAir and a tank.
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I dont know man, the ARB is awesome but I dont think spending that much money of a sami axle is worth it, I dont know what type of wheeling you do though, but that money would go a long ways towards toyota/Dana axles. I hear RRO has good prices on them, Shaffers Off-road does too I think.
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how about buying one directly from oz and posting it over?
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I need to hold the width as narrow as possible.
Some of our mountain trails are pretty narrow. Not to mention the Birch trees are very close together. Three years on a welded rear diff and one year on a welded front with 33" Boggers and no breakage. I drive it hard but carefully.---
I know that I will eventually break something, But I plan on keeping the Sammy axles. If I change them, I'll sell the ARB.
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Good Idea,
Any links to vendors over there?
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Buy a rear Sammy ARB and add the 26 spline moly shafts to it.

JD's Off-Road . Ask for Jim or Chris. Tell them I said hi! They'll beat most any price, especially if you tell them who has the price you're looking to beat.
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Re: Air locker

Thanks for the tips Everyoue,
I just ordered one from Shaffers Off-road for 595.00.
It will be here Sat or Mon. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Shipping to Alaska is always a Bear----65.00 [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]
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You won't be sorry. Although they are expensive, ARB's are the ticket if you drive a lot of slippery roads and sidehills.
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Sorry but I cant see spending the same on a locker as what I paid for my samurai. I will never run an ARB they have way to many failures. Save yourself some money and buy a lockright or a LS. If turning is that bad just leave one hub unlocked.
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Re: Air locker

Have you tried locking just one hub? What is the sense of having the front locked if you are only going to have a 3wd just like an open front? When the front wheel whose hub is locked in is spinning, grabs, the wheels turn hard and fast to the opposite side and you have either a birfield failure or a broken axle.
I have been open on the front, welded on the front,Lockrited on the front, and now I will be air locked on the front.
Open on the front is better than 2wd.
Lockrited on the front is lots better than open---Works ok most of the time--Except when it unloads and under certain circumstances on side hills.
Welded on the front is absolutely wonderful if you have no side hills and want to go in a straight line.

As far as breakage in the air locker, If it breaks it will be open.
The warranty is wonderful.
I have done a lot of research, and it appears that if they are properly maintained, they seem to do well. If it is too big of a pain in the butt for me, I will sell it.
I also have a big problem paying that much for a front diff. But at least I will know when it is locked and when it is not,
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