e-lockers???

James Pierce

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I went rear only on our troopy (e-locker) ... Most of the weight is on the back, especially going up hill... Going down hill you only want to lock the rear to keep it pulling straight and a locked front is at more risk of being loaded up and damaged from what I understand.
 

muc the truck

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Front lockers are great if you keep it slow and don't turn too much. I had a front locker with a rear lsd in my last car and couldn't have been happier. You'll break things if you push it on any sort of steering lock and go too hard.
Drivers with front lockers should place the locker switch in a place easy to get too . Like a unimog for example the lockers are right beside the steering wheel on the dash. As you turn your front wheel you turn your lockers off and as you straiten the wheel you apply them . you do this the entire time your lockers in service and you will travel further with out getting bogged.
 

Waswell

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Well fellas FINALLY got an Eaton in the rear in oh yeah so far so great !!!
Hi mate, I've got a 105 Series in need of a rear diff rebuild and was considering installing an eLocker while i'm at it.

What decided you on an Eaton and did you consider a locker from Harrop or any other brands at all?
Where did you get your Eaton from and what was the damage ($) on it if you don't mind me asking?
 

idiomatically

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Hi mate, I've got a 105 Series in need of a rear diff rebuild and was considering installing an eLocker while i'm at it.

What decided you on an Eaton and did you consider a locker from Harrop or any other brands at all?
Where did you get your Eaton from and what was the damage ($) on it if you don't mind me asking?

Harrops elocker is a Eaton unit mate, well "made in collaboration with Eaton Corporation". I put one in the front of my father in laws 105 a couple of years ago and I payed $1350 for it supplied.

I have a Harrops elocker in the front of my PX2 Wildtrak and it works well with the factory elocker in the rear. Have mates that like their ARB airlockers but they have had drama's over the years with them and the air lines. Have let them down more than once. Since the factory locker was electronic I decided to stick with that and it's easier to fix a electrical cable on the side of a track then airlines.

Again paid $1350 for it and I had a proper diff specialist fit it for $400. My bother in law also has twin Harrop elockers front and back in his PX1 and never had any drama's. You hear people talk about them disengaging on rollback but it's really a non-issue. I have driven some pretty stupid stuff with ease thanks to the twin lockers. Highly recommend the Harrop units.
 

Waswell

New Member
Harrops elocker is a Eaton unit mate, well "made in collaboration with Eaton Corporation". I put one in the front of my father in laws 105 a couple of years ago and I payed $1350 for it supplied.

I have a Harrops elocker in the front of my PX2 Wildtrak and it works well with the factory elocker in the rear. Have mates that like their ARB airlockers but they have had drama's over the years with them and the air lines. Have let them down more than once. Since the factory locker was electronic I decided to stick with that and it's easier to fix a electrical cable on the side of a track then airlines.

Again paid $1350 for it and I had a proper diff specialist fit it for $400. My bother in law also has twin Harrop elockers front and back in his PX1 and never had any drama's. You hear people talk about them disengaging on rollback but it's really a non-issue. I have driven some pretty stupid stuff with ease thanks to the twin lockers. Highly recommend the Harrop units.
Cheers for the info. I've been looking around the web and seem limited with choices for the 105. I know the internet isn't the be-all/end-all but it's a good place to start.
The Harrop is sitting around $1600 and the driveline specialist has quoted me an extra $50 installation ontop of the $770 for the diff refurb if done at the same time, however he isn't able to do the wiring. Apparently it's a plug-and-play kit so either i have a crack at that myself or fork out for an auto elec ontop of that.
Harrop are selling a "Terrain Tamer / Koyo Carrier Bearing Kit" as an add on with their eLocker. not entirely sure what this is though. I am guessing the diff rebuild might mean i don't need this.
 

idiomatically

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The bearings aren't really to do with the locker, if the diff bearings are young they don't really need doing but you if have high k's on the car already while they are in there they should be done. The Diff place can advise you on this, I allowed for the bearings to be done but as I only had 30k on the car at the time the bearing were fine.

From memory, I did run the power to the locker myself and did the switch for it etc. Wasn't hard, just need to make sure it's tidy and can't get snagged.
 
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