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Old 03-27-2008
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Eaton E-Locker

ok...so i am wanting to put a locker in my Ranger and was wondering what you guys have heard about the Eaton E-Locker???
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Yep, what do you want to know about it? They only make it for the 8.8, so make sure thats what axle you have. In the drivetrain tech section theres a sticky about how to find out which one you have.
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danget....well do you know what would be, in your opinion, the best selectable for a 7.5 w/3.73 gears?
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I don't have much experience with them, try searching for them theres been a lot of thread about it.
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The best idea is to replace your rear axle with an 8.8 (31 spline ideally) before spending money on a locker.
The 7.5 won't hold up well with a locker. And if you want an ARB locker, you'll need a 31 spline since they discontinued production of the 28 spline model.
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ok so how tough is this swap (like what all do i have to do) and also where would i get an 8.8 axle?
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And if you want an ARB locker, you'll need a 31 spline since they discontinued production of the 28 spline model.

4wheelparts still sells them. have they just not updated the site?
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junkyard for the 8.8 and the 8.8 will bolt right in...i just did mine last fri.
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I am with Brian, I wouldn't bother locking a 7.5

Eaton/Detroit Locker has arguably the best reputation out there but, but keep in mind that the E-Locker is an "open" diff until it is activated to lock. So it is either fully locked or open.

Auburn Gear makes a limited slip/electronic locker for the 8.8 as well. It works as a limited slip until electronically activated to lock just like the E-Locker but with the full time limited slip.

The two are also similar in price if I remember correctly, with the Auburn being slightly cheaper.
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