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Swapped my limited slip for an open diff... sorta...

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what! Nice Jason, how do you like it? Did you swap in some different gears too?
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So far so good. It's the first one available for the 9.75" axle so naturally there were a few issues, so no gears yet... but the locker is in and working.

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I'm surprised its the first! The 9.75s have been out for a while. I will have my 4.56s in tomorrow!
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I was surprised too! It's the first selectable locker for the 9.75 besides the factory Ford unit in the '09+ trucks.
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Nice!
I didn't realize there weren't other lockers on the market for the 9.75. Sure seems like I've seen some but maybe it was just wishful thinking.
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excellent Jason!
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The perks of being in the industry! Very nice!
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Where did you end up mounting the compressor?
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Damn Nice!
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Where did you end up mounting the compressor?
I have the mini-compressor and it's mounted inside the cab behind the back seat. I wanted it protected from the elements and it fits perfectly in the corner behind the seat.
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Is it loud?
I'm considering an ARB for my F250's rear axle. I've never even seen a good pic of the compressor and how big it is.
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We probably have to wait for the next issue to come out to see it! lol
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Is it loud?
I'm considering an ARB for my F250's rear axle. I've never even seen a good pic of the compressor and how big it is.
It's not too bad, and only runs for about 10-15 seconds so it's tolerable.

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We probably have to wait for the next issue to come out to see it! lol
July 2010 issue of 4-Wheel & Off-Road.
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Thanks! The compressor never gets much lip-service. And before a guy drops $1500 on the legendary ARB Air Locker, it's good to see and "hear" everything that's involved. I hate how the devil's in the details, haha
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i don't know what i'm amazed with more, the fact that you gues allready have june and july issues done or the fact that i have to wait that long to read about this.

why two separate switches though?
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^^ one switch is to turn on the compressor and one to lock the locker
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^^ one switch is to turn on the compressor and one to lock the locker
No ****...

You can use the ARB compressor for more than just the locker. So if you want to use it tires or so, thats what the extra switch is for. Then the locker just has its on external switch
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thanks trent
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that is the t!ts man, love it.
Ive always wanted one on my truck
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No ****...

You can use the ARB compressor for more than just the locker. So if you want to use it tires or so, thats what the extra switch is for. Then the locker just has its on external switch
You can't use the mini compressor, that I have, for tires though. It's just not big enough for anything but lockers.

But yea, one switch is to activate the compressor and one if to activate the locker. There will be a third switch there to activate the front locker eventually.
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Ah that sucks. You can on the bigger models though correct?
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Yea, there is another bigger compressor from ARB that can be used to fill tires and such. And it works quite well.
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so you would be able to buy the locker kit and upgrade to the larger compressor for more coin?
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