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Old 01-27-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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I started a thread about the detroit locker and I got a lot of good info which is leading me to go a different direction..........

I have found both an Auburn Ected and a Eaton E-Locker for $650 and I am wondering if these are any good.

I understand that the Auburn can be engaged and disengaged on the fly but I couldn't see weather you sould do the same with the Eaton.
Anyone here running either of these? How much power can they handle? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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I love my Eaton
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Any specifics? Can you switch it on the fly?
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Any specifics? Can you switch it on the fly?
I have the Eaton LSD it works great I have no switch its not electric none the less I think Eaton makes great units.
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you'll mostly see these in fairly hard core off road vehicles. I'd just go with a quality locking diff like a tru-trac, or Eaton LSD... both of these have been subjected to some serious abuse and power in this type of build (I've got a tru-trac in mine) My detriot has never once not locked up or acted right.
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Eaton>Auburn
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I agree with silver-mod-o. The e-lockers are made for off-road use and work particularly well in front ends where a full-time locker is not fun. Not really much benefit for a street truck. The real benefit of those for the off-road guys is being able to have an LSD on the street and full locker while playing on the rocks.
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Love my Eaton LSD.. Never had a problem, plus its rebuildable.
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According to the Auburn website, the ECTED is limited slip when it's not locked...

The E-locker is just a straight locker...

The comparable Eaton product would be the EGerodisc...
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Auburn Ected is a limited slip when unlocked.And still a limited slip when locked.
When it's locked,it only applies more pressure to the clutches.One the clutches wears out just a bit.It does not work anymore.
If you want good traction on the street,and if you have a GM 10 bolt 8.5/8.6 ring gear.

Eaton Truetrac or the HD posi unit,or the Yukon Duragrip would be my suggestion for ya.
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