Originally Posted by chadcooper55
The guys over at Rocksolid performance have had a lot of good to say about grizzly lockers. They have sold a ton of them. I am debating on using them or detroits in the buggy. They have one of the grizzly lockers sitting on their counter that you can work by hand. It seems like a good design.
I could be wrong, but I remember hearing that the Grizzly lockers are essentially ARB's old design. I heard it from a pretty knowledgeable guy who built offroad rigs for a living, but never did anything to confirm it myself.
I can see both sides of the opinions on ARB and other air lockers. They are certainly good lockers and work well, but the added complexity gives more potential failure modes. That's how it goes with everything, that's why the KISS theory is so popular. I've never seen an actual ARB locker itself fail, but I did see a compressor issue or two and LOTS of issues due to poor airline routing. Do it right and maintain it well and you'll probably be ok.