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Chinese E-Locker

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10 Feb 2019 07:53 #202889 by zukebob
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I'm not sure if any of the owners of the new Jimny would be interested in these. Since Harrop Eaton apparently aren't going to make them for the Jimny, I was going to be a guinea pig with my Gen3. They have both front and rear.


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10 Feb 2019 10:56 #202893 by jackonlyjack
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If you do decide to try these out keep us posted on your findings :)

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10 Feb 2019 12:23 #202895 by TaterTot
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Oh yes, keep us updated on this project of yours.

Only thing I would suggest you do is swap out as much for the cabling as you can, ans shrink wrap the ones that can't just be replaced. Reason is a lit of cheap Chinese cabling, often use a pretty fragile jacket.

My favorite Chinese cabling failure was when a 1800 lumen head lamp shorted (with a massive external battery pack), while strapped to my noggin. Holy potato did that make for a couple of interesting seconds in my life.

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10 Feb 2019 16:20 #202908 by Busta
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Do you have a link for these?

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11 Feb 2019 00:23 #202955 by zukebob
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Or this one if you want the English version: JB74 E-Locker . The fact that they list a separate E-Locker for the JB74 and JB23/33/43 was a little surprising. Either the differentials are different or the company simply wants to attract the new Jimny crowd. I suspect the later.

Jack and Tater Tot: If nobody beats me to it, I will definitely give some feedback on how these perform. Unfortunately it won't be for a while. My focus right now is dealing with some health issues. I honestly haven't done anything to or with my Jimny for a while now. I haven't even been on the forum much. Hopefully that will change in 3 or 4 months.

Tater Tot: Completely agree on the Chinese wiring. They use extremely poor quality wire. I don't worry too much as I tend to make my own harnesses anyway.

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11 Feb 2019 08:54 #202981 by Busta
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Thanks Jack and Bob.
It's interesting that they say it operates like a Torsen LSD when not locked. That's pretty cool, but people have been known to call Lockrites and Kaiser lockers 'LSD's which makes me sceptical of any such claims. The paired bolt pattern suggests there's more going on inside than just an open diff though, quite possibly the helical worm gears of a Torsen. Not cheap enough for me right now unfortunately!

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11 Feb 2019 19:47 #203023 by TomDK
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But..

Looks to me like it's the same price as genuine ARB lockers in continental europe. Which makes it totally uninteresting in my mind.

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04 Aug 2019 01:33 #211793 by zukebob
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Well....received yesterday. I'm currently looking for a shop that does locker installs.

The only things I can confirm right now are that the workmanship seems to be high quality and it is a helical gear LSD.


Looks just like the box on the web page.......I'm used to them arriving looking like the shipper took a hammer to it




As mentioned, I will assemble my own cables and connectors.

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04 Aug 2019 05:32 #211797 by HeinrichC
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Does the kit include new carrier bearings?

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06 Aug 2019 01:33 #211865 by zukebob
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Heinrich:
No bearings. In truth, I probably wouldn't use them if they came with the locker. They would almost certainly be a 3rd party Chinese bearing. I will be using bearings from Suzuki.

As an update, I think I have found a trustworthy installer through the local Jimny club. I will provide an update when I have it finished.

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06 Aug 2019 04:00 #211869 by HeinrichC
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zukebob wrote: Heinrich:
No bearings. In truth, I probably wouldn't use them if they came with the locker. They would almost certainly be a 3rd party Chinese bearing. I will be using bearings from Suzuki.

As an update, I think I have found a trustworthy installer through the local Jimny club. I will provide an update when I have it finished.


I am just thinking what you get in the kit for the money you paid.

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