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Old August 7th, 2012, 01:35 AM   #1
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So I've been off the forums/modding for a while but I've relapsed
Bought a used set of axles with ARB lockers, so...
In addition to the compressor, what do I need to use the lockers?
Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Also, I was set on the smaller compressor, but seeing the package deal of the larger compressor, I'm swaying that way, can you recommend one over the other?

Lastly, I'm considering a pneumatic, non-electronic, lever type, locker switch. Any reasons not to go this route, and stick to the solenoid thingies?
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IIRC if the arb's are already installed you just need the fitting's that attach to the axle's, an air source and a way to trigger that air source.

If you run a pneumatic switch into the cab that means you now have to run an air source in and out of the cab to that lever. a lot more line length, and more potential areas for failure (firewall in and out could potentially cut through.

I would think running an electric solenoid would be the easiest plumbing wise, and piece of mind.
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I can see myself going crazy if I ended up with a leak somewhere
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Trying to understand all of it. I thought pneumatic switches were more reliable/ worry free. Are they not used on comp rigs for that reason? Thanks for your help
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An electric switch will work just fine... Look at how many people have arb lockers with switches...
Use a relay and wire it properly and you will have no issues and you should be able to do it for around 50$ if you have no wire at all from the original kit.

I would also recommend the bigger pump so you can run air to a tank or something if you ever wanted to.
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