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Electronic Locking diff

I have been seeing alot lately that new 4X4s are coming with electronic locking front and rear differentials. Anybody ever have this installed aftermarket? It would be really cool if ford started putting it in the new Rangers, like an option on the FX4s.
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The Auburn ECTED (electronically controlled traction enhancing device) is one such unit. They are hella cool, but pretty pricey too. n3elz has one on his truck.
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I was wondering about those, they have the push button to engage/dis-engage the locker right? How do they compare to a normal locker when turning, do you have to press the disengage button everytime you turn?
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engaged is like a spool.
dis engaged is like an open or LS.
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My Dad's Toyota has a push button rear locker stock... i was very jelous. I'm waiting for the opportunity to try it.
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OX just started selling their locker for a 8.8" not sure if it's just the 31spline, but more than likely.

All mechanical.
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I've had my ECTED for over a year and I love it. I couldn't wheel this 2WD beast like I do without it. I have it in a 2002 FX4 31 spline rear that I swapped into my 2002 Edge. I built that axle myself (well, not totally lol -- but I didn't send it out) and it's still working (surprisingly...)
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Cool, do you have it hooked up to a switch then? Do you have a link for the differential?
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The locking portion has an electric switch, yes. You can actually set it to do varying states of 'locked' but most people use it as a full time limited slip, push-button locker.

http://www.auburngear.com/oemdifferentials/ected/
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Standard on 4x4 Off-road pkg Xterras... :)
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More manufacturer's should do like Nissan!

Just Google Auburn ECTED or Eaton E-locker if you want more information about these, Jay.
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