After more than 25 years of Land Rover ownership I have recently gone to the Darkside. Sold the Defender after purchasing a Cruiser single cab trayback - my need for a trayback was the primary reason. The Defender had traction control and Tru-Tracs fitted to front and rear - a marriage made in heaven. Set and forget - no hoses, no switches, no seals, just traction when it was needed. Twice now I have got into situations which left me calling to the Gods for my Defender to be returned - lack of traction in the rear wheels when hauling the boat out. So the decision to fit a locker. You want to know about lockers? I'm your man!!!! I have studied, read, asked, googled, drawn Tarot cards, coaxed the dog to put a paw on one of brochures laid out on the shed floor, the Cranky One has accused me having a chic on the net because I'm on the computer at all hours, I even wake during the night and google Diff Lockers! My first and preferred option was a Detroit - the set and forget thing again. Info suggests, however, that a Detroit does have its own issues. Move onto the E-locker vs ARB - God help me here! That is a debate of Costello vs Keating magnitude! Final determination in this regard - both are shit, both are great - the difference between the two is the silly codger fitting the unit. And the silly codger (in this case me) driving the vehicle. Info suggests if I don't give the unit a run every couple of weeks and expect to have it work after sitting idle for two years the thing is not going to work. Didn't look at the other units available. Just too hard getting good info and reliable info. Just when I thought I had made the final decision some bloody bloke on this site puts up a furphy, a real furphy. He says when fitting an ARB locker (and I am assuming it would be the same for the E-locker) extra wiring has to be done regarding the ABS Brakes. I need (probably more like - "would like" to know) what happens if the extra wiring isn't done. Why the ARB locker. I like the fact that ARB stores are well spread over this great company and I have yet to have a bad experience with any of the stores. The local ARB are great blokes and more importantly they have always done the job right for me - and that is a big compliment seeing as how they were working on my Land Rovers and we all know mechanics have an implant fitted when they finish their apprenticeship. The Implant says: I must not like working on Land Rovers, I must not like working on Land Rovers, I must not like working on Land Rovers. Good blokes at Albury ARB. So....it looks as though the ARB locker, with crap seals, air lines that go missing, hoses that don't hose, electrical demons and six other curses placed on it by gypsies travelling through the area, will be fitted in the near future. Wish me luck and let's hope it pulls me and the boat out when required. I do know one certainty now - I won't be able to get me mates to drive the cruiser out while I sit in the boat after driving it onto the trailer - the useless buggers will find some way to stuff up the simple idea of flicking a switch to engage the locker! After 25 years of abuse and telling me to get a Cruiser they will be calling me names for selling the Defender!!