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Thread: Harrop Eaton ELocker Versus GU Family Wagon Auto Hubs

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    Harrop Eaton ELocker Versus GU Family Wagon Auto Hubs

    G’day NP.com.au Team,
    We are looking towards purchasing an ELocker for the front differential of our family GU wagon for some extra Nissan great rear LSD assistance on an upcoming adventure early next year.
    Have experienced great mechanical reliability from ARB Air Lockers over the years on my shorties and utes with free wheeling hubs and saver rings although to be honest cannot be bothered with air lines this family time around.
    As slow and steady as I’m allowed to wagon go would really appreciate any feedback on whether or not stock auto hubs (turned to true off road lock of course) would survive?
    We really do like the stock auto function back at home in and out of grassy paddocks and are hoping they might be ok out there under heavier locker duress?

    Many thanks in advance, appreciated!







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    I think they will be fine Mark with a locker. Those hubs are pretty strong. I just dont trust the auto device in them. Last thing you'd want is for the auto to unlock itself when you really dont want it to. So just keep them and whne you are going to do the tougher stuff with the locker, just put the hubs into the lock position. So they are manually locked and can't self unlock.
    Give the transfer case a birthday and put some new oil in it too. Auto trans fluid too, not gear oil...

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    I run Auto Hubs on teh GUIV. after 10 years of abuse one failed a couple of years ago in the Flinders Ranges. I converted it to a Manual hub in Camp one night and finished the holiday in manual mode. I ahve since replaced them with another set of Auto Hubs (non-genuine unfortunately) and they work fine. Mate they made it this far.
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    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
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    If your really concerned though swap them with a set of Manuals off one of the Utes..... Cause you can.
    Its a Nissan! =====> Its a Keeper!! ....... Got a TD42 in it BONUS!! ....... I'm a lucky bugger! I've got 2 of em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Cheers Daz, appreciated mate!
    Shocking memory me, your family weapon has front air or e lockers mate?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    Cheers Daz, appreciated mate!
    Shocking memory me, your family weapon has front air or e lockers mate?


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    Air locker. Like it a lot. Bit an e locker would be awesome too.
    Its a Nissan! =====> Its a Keeper!! ....... Got a TD42 in it BONUS!! ....... I'm a lucky bugger! I've got 2 of em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudRunnerTD View Post
    If your really concerned though swap them with a set of Manuals off one of the Utes..... Cause you can.
    So these units would fit on our later GUs Darren??

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    Yes will go straight on. Drug money but Yes.
    Its a Nissan! =====> Its a Keeper!! ....... Got a TD42 in it BONUS!! ....... I'm a lucky bugger! I've got 2 of em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Dung Beetle View Post
    Wish it was Nissan though, Toyotas just can't keep up with the Pootrol pace.
    The only good thing about an 80 series is..... the front end?? Wrong!!, the Engine?? Wrong!! the Full Time 4WD system?? Wrong!! Its the NissanPatrol.com.au stubby holder fitted over the transfer lever.
    WARNING: Towballs used for recoveries can, and do kill people and damage property.

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    Hey Markie if you're concerned that the auto hubs might not be up to the task maybe "borrow" the manual hubs off your ute for that trip and then bolt the auto hubs back on when you get home?

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    Fair call mates, lazy arse I’d be for sure :-(
    Is it doable though, longer term wee’s hoping because the autos do truly rock as an easy daily


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