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Old December 16th, 2008, 10:31 AM   #21
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i watched Stan toast his Ox lockers on a snow run, so they suck. My ARB's always work.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:06 AM   #22
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Stan broke the spider gears inside the d30 front OX. I called and tried to get replacement parts and they argued with me about it. I told them that i needed a set of Spider gears for their D30 and they told me "Sir, we don't use spider gears in these." He acted like I had no idea what I was talking about and was unable to help me. (this also took about 2 weeks of calling every other day to get anyone).

Look like spider gears to me....
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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:17 AM   #23
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Stan broke the spider gears inside the d30 front OX. I called and tried to get replacement parts and they argued with me about it. I told them that i needed a set of Spider gears for their D30 and they told me "Sir, we don't use spider gears in these." He acted like I had no idea what I was talking about and was unable to help me. (this also took about 2 weeks of calling every other day to get anyone).

Look like spider gears to me....
Duuuhhhh, those aren't spider gears. Those are super bling bling wiper arms, Ox are such morons.

I've always hated OX, they make me want to drink a bottle of exlax and leave them a present on there front door. As stated above, they have the WORST customer service with a product line that follows closely in second place.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #24
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"OX locker" sounds too much like "cock blocker", which is what they turn into if the woman is riding shotgun and you get stuck.
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Old December 16th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #25
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glad i read this. the ox sounds good in theory though.

learn from others. if it sucks stay the hell away.
if the 4x4 shops hate them and hate installing them then i would definetly hate installing them myself.

guess its arb for me when the time comes.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 12:03 PM   #26
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I have 2 buddys that run them. One is in a cherokee with a 30 fornt and 44 rear. He loves them. But like said it took about a year to get all the stretch out of the cable. I dont know if he has removed the covers or not but im sure he has. Now another buddy owns the cherokee and he has had no problems with them as i know of. Now i have another buddy that has one in the front 60 in his fullsize chevy truck. Nothing but problems with it. Wont engage, cable is froze in the liner, now making bad noise. He says he still likes it but i dont like all the messing around with them. Seems that there is way to much varible when it comes to setting them up. I think if i was go get a selectable locker it would be a ARB. I do like the fact of having OBA so it would be a plus.
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Old December 19th, 2008, 09:58 PM   #27
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new ox locker option as i have read from there site. "A few months ago we introduced the air shifter option for the OX locker. In late January we will be introducing the electronic shifter option as well. This will provide the OX locker user an opportunity to decide how he wants to shift the locker. Many of our loyal customers continue to like the manual direct link shifting configuration but we have had many requests for other options and now they are available. The great news is that both the air shifter and the electronic shifter will retrofit to all OX locker configurations.
The website will offer an internet special in February for the electronic shifter."
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Old December 20th, 2008, 10:14 AM   #28
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Why do you not see them more often?
1. They're expensive.

2. The company has changed hands several times. Just a few years ago Transamerica gave them a big influx of cash, now OX-USA has acquired Ox Brands, LLC (check out the website - http://www.ox-usa.com)
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Old June 21st, 2010, 11:26 PM   #29
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Anyone used them with the air or electric option?
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Old June 22nd, 2010, 08:32 AM   #30
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Have you ever seen/played with an OX cable? They are not crappy by any means. The problem is with the adjustability. In order to adjust the OX locker cable, you have to remove the diff cover, adjust, put back together. Then you have to also get the shifter in unison with that. It is really easy to get it working outside of the vehicle, but once you route the cable into the cab, it becomes a nightmare. The cable is threaded on both ends and you have twist the cabe to screw it into the shifter. Once you have done, you have to twist the diff cover around to get the right setting both ends.

A B&M shift has a simular cable, but easier to adjust, as you can see the throw fork on the side of the transmision. You can not see the OX fork and it is a touchy biatch.

If I was given a free OX locker for my truck, I would throw it in the trash.
Sounds like a crappy design to me.
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Old June 24th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #31
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I'm running Ox lockers front and rear and they've been working great. I love having the shifters and they lock smoothly. My rig doesn't see nearly as many miles as most do so I'm not sure what to expect for long term reliability.

I will say that the instructions are VERY clear that the cable routing is important to ensure that they are not damaged from heat/exhaust, maybe this is why so many people have adjustment and shifting problems.

If I were buying lockers again I would probably go with a different brand for the hell of it, My used axle had the OX already when I bought i so I wanted the front and rear to match.
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 10:29 AM   #32
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I'm curious how the air/electric option works.
And they also have a manual shit in/out option too. (no cable but requires crawling under there)
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