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Old 10-26-2007, 12:16 AM
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Are ARBs as sturdy as Detroit lockers?

I'm talking pre-running and chase duties, not the snail pace rock stuff.
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:30 AM
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I can't answer your question for sure but I know that inertia is a *****
I'd be worried more about the brakes than the ARB...

Just a couple pennies...
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:45 AM
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I would go with a spool for that. Any back lash in a detroit when jumping would be bad. Not sure if I would trust an ARB with those kinds of stresses either.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:09 AM
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What I have heard NO detroit are stronger
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:12 AM
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x2 to what matt said. the guy who our buddy bought his YJ from kept blowin ARBs left and right...went to a detroit and no problems...just that annoying clunk that makes ya cringe when ya turn
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:04 PM
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I would go with a spool for that. Any back lash in a detroit when jumping would be bad. Not sure if I would trust an ARB with those kinds of stresses either.

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with a spool there is no loading and unloading on the axle shafts. plus its about half the price of a detroit.
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:04 PM
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Detroits are way stronger than ARB air lockers from my experience. Especially the older Detroits (before Eaton). A spool is of course the best choice when strength is the only consideration. But I think a Detroit would survive a lot longer than an ARB.
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:12 PM
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Thanks guys, I wanted to have my cake and eat it but I'll go for the detroit. I don' t like spools mostly because it takes a lot of concentration to keep the rear straight at speed.
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