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Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:22 pm
by olyelr
Joke all you want. I think its a good idea. Seriously. David, you say simply wire in a switch on the ground... can you do this on mine (without much extra trouble) while you are making it? Or is that something that I would have to add in when I get it. I honestly want it like that.

Thats the way I had my rubicon setup, and it even had added switches for the lockers. But in order for them to work, I had to flick a toggle switch first. Loved that setup.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
by RustyPW
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:32 pm
by olyelr
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.
What would you have done if the whole pumpkin just grenaded :o :lol:

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:35 pm
by RustyPW
olyelr wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:32 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.
What would you have done if the whole pumpkin just grenaded :o :lol:
Lifetime drivetrain warranty. :rockon:

You ever drive a vehicle with a Detroit locker?

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:39 pm
by DamageWagon
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Detroit Locker.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:19 pm
by Reloaderguy
Your speed is irrelevant so long as you are driving straight when you lock the differential.

BLM, the smaller box would be better for 4th gen trucks too. You may as well just use the smaller box for all years.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:36 pm
by olyelr
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:35 pm
olyelr wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:32 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.
What would you have done if the whole pumpkin just grenaded :o :lol:
Lifetime drivetrain warranty. :rockon:

You ever drive a vehicle with a Detroit locker?
Yes I have. Its not the drivability issue I would be woried about at all, its the locker physically trying to lock at a high rate of speed that would worry the hell out of me.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:42 pm
by Oilbrnr
Hero of the stupid question here, but does this also disable the swaybar nanny?

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:46 pm
by Reloaderguy
Oilbrnr wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:42 pm
Hero of the stupid question here, but does this also disable the swaybar nanny?
No.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:28 pm
by Retired BLM Rig
Disable switch installed on the 3rd Gen control box. I didn’t like the way the electronics were backfeeding through the circuits trying to find the ground when I disconnected the ground wire, so scrap that idea. This way works much better, It kills the power to the relay boards, all self contained inside the box.

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Reloaderguy wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Your speed is irrelevant so long as you are driving straight when you lock the differential.

BLM, the smaller box would be better for 4th gen trucks too. You may as well just use the smaller box for all years.
The 4th Gen box is waterproof due to its location in the engine compartment. The 3rd Gen box is not waterproof because it mounts under the dash. The next size smaller waterproof box is too small. I can build it anyway you guys want it, waterproof or not waterproof.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 pm
by Bill2014
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.
Can you repeat that 70 mph test and flip that dial all the way to front lock? :poke:

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 pm
by RustyPW
Bill2014 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.
Can you repeat that 70 mph test and flip that dial all the way to front lock? :poke:
Already tried. My front locker wouldn't engage.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:38 am
by Bill2014
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Bill2014 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:30 pm
I have one of the very first bypasses. Just pissing around with it. I locked my rear axle down go the highway at 70 mph just to see if it would lock, and unlock. It will without much drama. Making a turn with it locked. The PW wanted to push the front to the outside of the turn. But it will turn.
Can you repeat that 70 mph test and flip that dial all the way to front lock? :poke:
Already tried. My front locker wouldn't engage.
Maybe that was God intervening... :wink:

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:46 am
by RustyPW
Bill2014 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:38 am
RustyPW wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:30 pm
Bill2014 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 pm


Can you repeat that 70 mph test and flip that dial all the way to front lock? :poke:
Already tried. My front locker wouldn't engage.
Maybe that was God intervening... :wink:
I've run with both lockers locked at 50 mph on a snow covered road already. It's wants to go straight all the time. :lol:

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:26 am
by Retired BLM Rig
The 3rd Gen prototype is finished, adjusted and tested! It works perfectly! I ran out of time for writing the installation instructions, so I’ll be working on that the next couple of evenings after work.
:patriot:

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:14 am
by 06 Arizona Wagon
Again, simply thank you for taking the time to make these. This concept has been the only thing I really never liked about my PW. Now I can rid myself of that single thing.

Realistically, when is a reasonable time to consider shipping out my kit? I think I was #12. If I seem eager and excited, I am. Thanks again!
Kevin
06 Arizona Wagon

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 4:04 pm
by Retired BLM Rig
It will definitely be after the first of the year before I work my way that far down the list.

The current locker bypass list:

1. Lancer29 (2005)(Building a prototype 12/2 thru 12/3)
2. Olyelr (2016) On hold until after the holidays
3. AlaskaTRX (2017)
4. TankerZak (2016)
5. EasyDoesIt (2018)
6. Jakestopp244 (Late 2012)
7. RamV (2016)
8. Snowho (2018)
9. w2dodge (2005)
10. aleelopez (2008)
11. Idaho RC (2017)
12. 06 Arizona Wagon (2006)
13. RPS1030 (2016)
14. RustyPW (2008)

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:00 pm
by 06 Arizona Wagon
no worries, again thanks for making these. I am really looking forward to it.
Kevin

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:23 pm
by RustyPW
After the first of the year would be great for me.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:40 am
by oletrucker
Just looked to see if any progress had been made on these units. Low and behold the bypass is a reality. Have been waiting many years now for this to happen. Please put me on the list, 3rd gen 2009. RBRig, you have my greatest appreciation for completing this project and a big THANK YOU!!

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:44 pm
by Idaho RC
I am so excited about this. In my mind this will complete my Power Wagon. I guess I get why Dodge limited the lockers to low range for liability but I really want to be able to use my lockers when I feel I need them. Not limited to only use them in low range.

I have thought about using the function of this quite a bit and I would like to enable mine with a switched momentary switch. Meaning that it will only work when the ignition on. Any time the truck is turned off i would have to depress the momentary switch again to enable the use of the lockers. I think a latching relay can be used or two relays can be wired to work like this.

I can't wait!

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:56 am
by 1pieceatatime
Please add me to the list, 2018 truck.

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:26 pm
by ramv
This is awesome. Thanks for the work

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:38 pm
by Retired BLM Rig
The current locker bypass list:

1. AlaskaTRX (2017)
2. TankerZak (2016)
3. EasyDoesIt (2018)
4. Jakestopp244 (Late 2012)
5. RamV (2016)
6. Snowho (2018)
7. w2dodge (2005)
8. aleelopez (2008)
9. Idaho RC (2017)
10. 06 Arizona Wagon (2006)
11. RPS1030 (2016)
12. RustyPW (2008)
13. Oletrucker (2009)
14. 1pieceatatime (2018)
15. Olyelr (2016) On hold until after the holidays

Re: Locker Bypass Rebirth

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:55 pm
by Retired BLM Rig
Could someone with a 2005 please provide a good, clear high quality picture of the fusebox/power distribution center by the battery? Specifically focusing on the positive battery post on the outside of the box. This picture will be used in the 3rd Gen installation instructions for the locker bypass. 2005 is different than the rest of the 3rd Gen years.

I prefer to connect to that power post and avoid the possibility of corrosion that exists at the battery.

Thanks! :patriot: