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post #1 of 9 Old 05-29-2019, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Rehearing and what to expect and ARB question

I currently have slug speed with 3.21 gears and on Monday the jku ‘14 gets regeared to 4.56 locker. What should I expect to see in the drive? Going uphills? Acceleration?

I’m waiting for Carbon and Currie to finish the front before take off road.

Compressor wise. What maker has a better compressor for the locker than ARB? Not planning on dropping it in the rig but somewhere in the engine bay.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-29-2019, 06:59 PM
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No one makes a better compressor than ARB for lockers. I think the prices reflect that also. Do you plan on using it for more than lockers ? like maybe for airing up tires ?
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I certainly could be. I’m trying to figure out where to install it. Everything I read says it runs loud so. I’m planning at adding an LS swap later and don’t really know much much room will be left in the engine bay.
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I have a 2014 JKU on 37ís running 4.56 gears and air lockers (ARB front, Yukon Zip in rear). With 35ís it feels almost like too much gear. Good acceleration. Running highway at 80mph turned a few too many RPMís for my liking but was plenty acceptable. With 37ís it feels like slightly too little gear. Not enough for me to regear as I have a manual though.

I have the ARB compressor meant for lockers and it works great. Mine came with my Yukon Zip locker. Itís mounted in the engine bay just in front of the brake booster. I donít know if an LS swap has clearance issues there.

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Also depends on your rig. Since the time I ran 35ís Iím running steel fender flares / armor, a new tire carrier, ProRock 44, etc. Iíve got a fairly heavy rig that makes a difference.

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I have a heavy JKU with 4.88ís and 37ís and feel itís perfectly geared for a 3.6 Auto. I also geared it knowing I would run FI otherwise I would have run 5.13.

I have had the single compressor under the hood and would never do it again. I currently run the Arb twin under the passenger seat and wouldnít change it for anything. The life of the unit greatly increases by removing it from the hot dirty engine bay, itís not that loud really and will only,cycle for seconds when engaging your lockers. I can air up 4 x 37s from 8 to 28 in under 10 mins.... this also wonít affect your LS swap being in the cab.
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Do you think I can install the ARB compressor under the rear bench seats? I have two amps under the front seats.

Appreciate both comments btw. I can’t go too tall due to my wife’s hip issue.
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Do you think I can install the ARB compressor under the rear bench seats? I have two amps under the front seats.

Appreciate both comments btw. I canít go too tall due to my wifeís hip issue.
Good question, I believe the folding action on the rear seats may pose a problem for that location.

I run the large ARB compressor under the pass. seat with an LS swap as well. The Teraflex bracket raises the seat only by the bracket thickness (3/16" I believe) as it sandwiches between the sliders and seat bracket.
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Today was the first time since owning this jeep that I was able to accelerate up at hill over 50. Why did I wait so long to regear. I am no longer owning a slug.
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