Air Locker Operation

Submitted: Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 17:55
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Doing some research on lockers in the archives. This question was asked last year but never received an answer. I would like to know the answer please.

Can air LOCKERS be turned off whilst flat to the floor blasting up a sand dune???????
And turned on again????????????
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Reply By: Big Kidz (Andrew & Jen) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:06

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:06
I would say YES and YES - they can be.

The followup question would be - Could it harm then to turn them off and on again. Under load they might not disengage and half disengaged under load might not be good for them.

Engaging them when the wheels might be turning at different speeds does not sound good for them either. So I would say you should not do either - NO and NO.

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Reply By: Wazza (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:08

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:08
Hi Ray,

You can turn them off, but they most likely won't dissengage fully until they don't have load on them. When you take your foot off to start your turn is when you flick the switch so they can disengage without load.

Someone will give you a more detailed response soon.

Are you thinking back to when we were on the Border Track?

http://www.geocities.com/cruiserpics/pics/border/ray-hillclimb.jpg

Wazza.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 19:39

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 19:39
Hi Wazza, Yeah, one of those big dunes had a turn or two half way up. Trying to decide if there would be any benefit for me and what would be more suitable an air or auto locker and then there's the front or rear question or both.The big turmoil in my brain at the moment is deciding if I should go to another vehicle or just throw some fruit at the Rodeo.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:12

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:12
I snuck over with lockers in the front and LSD in the back no worries
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:49

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 23:49
Arhh Bonz, that's why you guys got over, you are both locked up :)
I think Wazza is locked at both ends. I think I would have flown overthe next run.

Dunno about this LSD in the back business. Should we be treating exchange students this way.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 11:46

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 11:46
yer Wazza is locked at both ends although if he spends much more time in Songapore on their food over there I think one end will be somewhat looser than it should be.
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Reply By: rock hoper - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:11

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:11
if you would like advice on air locker that will do
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Reply By: rock hoper - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:20

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 18:20
e-mail tuff4by@dodo.com.au and your questions will be answered.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Victoria) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 19:40

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 19:40
Thanks but please post here so all may benefit.
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Follow Up By: rock hoper - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:24

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:24
I AM A BUSINESS .
the air locker i use has a spring that unlocks it quicker than arb lockers.
thats all i can say .with out upseting the forum hosts.
e-mail tuff4by@dodo.com.au
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Follow Up By: rickwagupatrol - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:19

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 21:19
mr rock hopper......you may not be aware that typing in capitals is considered shouting on the internet.
therefore i request that you do not shout at a guy who is asking a simple question, and who is hoping for answers that may benifit other's. ExploreOz is here for all of us to benifit from, and the people who make up this community do not need to be belittled or shouted at.
if you wish to advertise your business, please contact ExploreOz, dont try and poach potential customers from businesses that pay to advertise here and support this great site.

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Follow Up By: Member - Kim (mr) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 00:12

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 00:12
G'day Rick, In the defence of rock hoper I think he made every effort to do the right thing. I would say that he has only put the capitals there to declare that he is a business and thats why he dose not want to go into detal here. Imo if you read over the thing as a whole agine you might have a differnt view on the matter.
But I agree he should contact EO about advertisement.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:25

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:25
Ray
I have turned mine on and off, both front and rear on dunes, hills, mountains, creeks, tracks, sand, mud just about anywhere including the big dunes on Border Track due to the turns you describe.
The answer is no problem to do so, ARB actually say you can engage them at high speed, BUT it in not recomended to do so due to possible steering dificulties.
To disengage just take your foot of slightly to give momentary load relief to ASSIST with disengagement
I use air lockers as they are a positive action device that you know are either engaged and working or they are not working unlike the auto lockers which may or may not be engaged when you want them.

Get both front and rear you would wonder how you did without them.
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Follow Up By: duncs - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:37

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 20:37
Ray,

I would go along with everything John has said. My last vehicle had them and as soon as the tooth fairy pays up they will be fitted on the GU.

I would question why you would want to lock them at full tilt on a sand dune though. As with any obstacle that we opproach it is much better to assess the situation first decide on a course of action and then drive over the obstacle. If that fails it is almost always better to back away re-assess and have a second attempt.

I would recommend getting two arb locks but I would also recommend caution. If you get into trouble without the locks engaged and them midway engage them you run the risk of compounding your problem. Trust me once you have managed to bog a vehicle with both front and rear diffs locked you are going to be there for SOME time.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 22:59

Friday, Jul 23, 2004 at 22:59
Spot on Duncs, When your boged with lockers your really boged. LOL
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