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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:29 AM   #1
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I'm still undecided if I want to go with YUKON air lockers or EATON E-lockers.
If anyboy has some good info on whats more reliable or worth the money please let me know. I have truetrac/detroit f/b d30/d44 now and the front never hooks up when I want it and the rear is dangerous on icy roads. So im going to selectables in march. Thanks for any advice.
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Yukon comp. If it fails its locked.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 08:10 AM   #3
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Good to know, thanks.
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I've had ARB's and Zips and I have no complaints with them, they worked great. As long as I didn't break an air line which I did twice. I have Auburn Electrics now and they work great, sometimes they are very slow at unlocking though.

For the simplicity of installation (air compressor and wiring) and price, the electrics probably win over the air lockers. Except that Yukon Zip's have a very very good warranty.
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I'm leaning towards the yukons.

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Zips, like Greg said, if an ARB fails, youre stuck with a 900$ open carrier...
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The zips automatically lock if the air line breaks or comes undone. Wi
Hitch is handy on the trail.
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Yukon vs ARB test.
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Just stay away from the eaton e locker
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I had the worst experience ever with eaton's e-locker. Had a coil fail the first time I used it, fought for 3 months to get a replacement, then the next one lasted two trips. horrible.
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Have Had my Rear ARB in for 5-6 months now and no problems so far, it's nice to be able fill my tires up as well.
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We sell both, and I would go with the Yukon Zip.

Remember that a 'regular' Zip acts just like an ARB - if you loose your air source, it defaults to open. Yukon has the Competition Zip, which defaults to locked. They are pricier than the regular Zip.

The Eaton E-Lockers just aren't as robust as the Zip. One of the guys here at the shop has one and is always fighting it.
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We sell both, and I would go with the Yukon Zip...
Can you say why? Higher margin? Less returns? Easier to install?
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