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Old 05-03-2011, 06:10 PM   #11
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #12
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I called Eaton on this and they said the ARB will only work on the AAM axle and not the Chrysler. They admitted the add was a bit misleading . I called ARB as well and they said the same thing. They were suprised that my dodge had the Chrysler 9.25 axle as they said that would be for a 1/2 ton and one would think a dodge extended B3500 van would have a bigger axle. I think I got my van axle specs by running the vin number with dodge, but now I guess I should crawl under the van and take a look at the axle numbers. The ARB tech was trying to explain to me where to look for the numbers on the axle, but I am a complete newbie and wasn't really understanding what he was saying. Anyone know where I am supposed to find these numbers?

The other thread that is running right now about the rear lockers has been very helpful, but I am still confused about selectable vs automatic and which is safest with our vans. If I get an automatic like a TrueTrac or PowerTrax No Slip I won't have to do an axle swap if I do in fact have the chrysler 9.25 axle. many thanks, Louie
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:14 AM   #13
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Count the bolts in your differential cover. Chrysler has 12, AAM has 14.

That's a drag if they won't do the Chrysler 9.25. I never realized there was a difference.
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:32 PM   #14
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Re: The dodge sportsmobile...

One of the members here pulled his rear ARB air locker because it almost ran him off a cliff. I know how that feels driving a 3 axle vehicle but because I only have a locker in the front on my van I've never had that happen. Yes the front locked up kills the steering but when I use it it's generally a straight shot and I know turning is going to be a problem. I have an LSD in the back and so far I haven't had a problem on handling. I don't know how an "auto type locker" in the rear will perform but look forward to hearing from those who have used them on trails.
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Old 05-06-2011, 10:45 PM   #15
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Count the bolts in your differential cover. Chrysler has 12, AAM has 14.

That's a drag if they won't do the Chrysler 9.25. I never realized there was a difference.
Counted and looked at some pics online of what the Chrysler 9.25 looks like and what I have on my van is 12 bolts and clearly looks like the Chrysler axle. Not gonna mess with an axle swap so I am basically trying to figure out if I'm going to go with a TrueTrac or PowerMax no slip.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:57 PM   #16
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Re: The dodge sportsmobile...

New topic: Need a cover for my van to protect it from our 110 degree summer heat in the desert Any suggestions on where to find a cover that will fit over the penthouse top and a 9.5 inch duo therm low profile AC unit?

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