Ever wondered how a genuine ARB Air Locker is manufactured? Wonder no more as we take you for a ride during the ARB Air Locker manufacturing process starting with the cast to the final testing and boxing all done in our factory in Australia.
AFTER SUCCESSFUL YEARS OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, ARB IS EXCITED TO RELEASE A COMPETITION EDITION FORD 9″ AIR LOCKER
Engineered and manufactured in Australia, the RD99CE competition Air Locker has been designed around the requirements of top-flight Ultra4 racing. Each technical advancement addresses a specific concern from teams competing in the world’s toughest 4×4 events and is a direct result of testing within these same races.
Among the many new design features is an integrated ring gear locking system engineered to prevent the backing out of Ford 9″ ‘Trac-Loc’ bolts. Fully reusable and able to resist the high torque loads applied to bolt removal, the locking tabs are designed for disassembly and reassembly for fast pit work on ring gear swaps compared to all other bolt locking systems.
Key to the design is the ability to oppose the adverse effects of axle shaft eccentricity caused by typical steering joints, thereby overcoming a common problem with front applications where the differential is offset too far toward one wheel.
Engineered with improved internal lubrication, the RD99CE ARB Air Locker also caters for the use of load bolts (sometimes known as pegging).
Achieving new levels of load, wear and impact resistance, the RD99CE case is 290% stronger overall compared to standard lockers. Designed with deeper locking engagement, the RD99CE ensures locking functionality is retained even after sustaining significant clutch gear tooth damage from locking under throttle.
Available now, the RD99CE sets a new standard in lockers that will simply outperform the competition.
290% increased case strength
Deeper clutch gear engagement
Built to handle misalignment in steeply offset axle housings
Improved internal oiling
Ring gear bolt locking mechanism
Designed to integrate with load-bolt equipped drop-outs