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Ok, last questions...

Is the Aussie locker a locker or limited slip? lol

And how hard would it be to install this?

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Ive heard good thing about the ected but im still a bit weary about having an electrical unit under water...
Then you should be wary of having your axle under water in general if you feel that way!

The ECTED has a single electrical component inside -- a completely encapsulated and sealed coil -- the rest is mechanical like a solenoid. Think about it: it has to be in an oil bath the whole time ANYWAY so you know the electrics had to be sealed.

And it's 12 volts for crying out loud! Are you afraid of getting "shocked"?

Mine has been underwater (and mud) a whole bunch and it works like a champ. The seals for the entry wire keeps out water probably better than the axle seals at the end do.

Electric lockers, at least the ECTED, are no problem with water.
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Is the Aussie locker a locker or limited slip? lol

And how hard would it be to install this?

Brenton


You answered your own question dude...



its a pretty easy install. you should have someone who know what theyre doin though...
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Do not install gears yourself if you have to ask how. Your gears and whole rear end will thank you.

With the 4.0 and 35's. 4.88's with a detroit is what i would get. I would not touch 5.13's with only 35's. I'm running 5.13's with 38's and my 3.slow.

Also, if you don't get a detroit, make sure its a full carrier replacement. Only big problem with 8.8's locked with 35+ is they tend to break the stock carrier (if using a lunchbox) or break the notched crosspin, which you HAVE to get if you are using 4.88's and up ( maybe on 4.56, but i'm not sure).

Yes you will need an install kit, and a crush-sleeve, which does not come in the install kits. Again, Have someone experienced do the install, if its done poorly, you will become poor with the damage and wear that can occur.
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I agree on the gears. I had expert help and it was still a pain in the but. Torqueing the pinion bolt requires the right tools if you want it to last, and then theres the lash/depth adjustments.
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I mean, I'll be getting ppl to help me, so it's all good...

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I beg to differ on 4.88 gears for 35's. I just re-did my entire rear end and upgraded from my 3.55's to 4.56's. Doing the math this is the gear you would need to run a 36inch tire. I think 4.88's would be overkill on those tires. Now as far as lockers go, if you do not mind buying new tires every time you turn around then go for it. Having a selectable locker such as the ARB or the ECTED (which I have) are the best ways to go. They are not the most cost effective, but when you look at the fact that other lockers will run you $250-400 bucks. Throw is the cost of tires that you will be replacing, the $600 ECTED sounds nice. The lockers are supposed to ratchet out when you go around a corner, but depending on the spring rate and such you tend to chirp around corners more often then not. In the end its up to you...ohhhhh and hey wet asphualt with a locked rear end...enjoy that one. I gave it a shot for giggles...almost wound up in a ditch.
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I have 4.56 on 35's and it's fine even with my 3.slow...

I have the ECTED also and give it a BIG thumbs up, Paul. It really is a great piece of hardware.
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I couldn't agree with you more. Since I have gotten it the difference is HUGE. Plus the lil rocker switch is just cool. But no really I don't think I could have made a better choice. Hey when you put your 4:56's in and the locker did they have to nothc the teeth due to the fact that your new notched crossman pin wouldnt fit the ECTED?
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Oh, I wouldn't notch the TEETH. The Auburn docs have you grind a flat on the cross pin, so that's what I did. I'd be afraid I'd grind the teeth wrong and cause them to break, lol.

That was kind of confusing and they didn't say for sure you'd NEED to do it, just that "higher gear ratios" might need it! So at first I tried to assemble it WITHOUT doing it...well I had the cross pin IN when I put the ring gear on (and you can see where this is going) -- put the diff in and set it up and then needed to take the cross pin OUT to get the axles in far enough to get the c-clips on.

Couldn't get it out of course.

I had to disassemble the entire rear, REMOVE the ring gear, take out the cross pin, grind it and put it back. I kept the bearings and shim packs together so I wouldn't have to start over with the lash adjustment, but it was still a time-wasting pain when I had to drive to Centralia the NEXT DAY. I got back home like 3 or 4 AM if I remember after an all night, all out, build-and-install marathon that started mid-day that day. I ended up leaving a lot later to Centralia, but I got there and it worked great and I've had no problems since.

I did set the brakes on fire that night on the way home, but that's another story...

Anyway, it was one of those "learning experiences", lol...
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you can buy a hardened pre ground pin from randys ring and pinion... i was positively going for the ected but they "no have" for a 9" rear... the detroit went in and i was nervous... i got the second gen detroit witch is quieter than the first gen, but, occasionally it makes a bang, sounds like you broke somthing but everything is o.k....i run 5.13 gears with 39.5" irocs and it's fine with a 4.0l unless your racing the prelude in the other lane.... since i'm finishing up a blown 302 on propane soon i figure i'll leave the gears alone, plus the pinion is already small enough... i also ran these gears with 36" irocs and they were perfect, i could finally use o.d. on the freeway again.. as far as tire wear, don't worry about it, the ttb in the front will wear the tires faster than the locker in the rear, yes it can chirp the tires aroung corners but the **** end is so light it doesn't seem to matter much... mine wear fine... but if you get the ected than you won't have to worry....lol
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