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Old 07-31-2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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diy front truetac install

I'm planning on installing a detroit truetrac in the front of my taco, me and my dad installed one in the rear couple months ago and I love it, has anyone else installed a truetrac or any other locker/lsd I'm the front of their tacoma, any input would be greatly appreciated
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No one makes a front LSD.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #5
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A litte OT, but you get snow in NC Ryan? I was thinking about a truetrac, but I cant find any reviews in the snow on a DD.
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Old 01-13-2012, 06:24 PM   #6
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I belive you can modify your cv to run a truetrac on a ADD truck (need to talk to ECGS) . If you have manual hubs no problems.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:34 AM   #7
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if you have add then i wouldnt recommend a lunchbox locker maybe a arb something selectable, if your running manual hubs then i recommend a aussie locker.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #9
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F all that BS about a mechanical locker up front. I ran one in the snow for 5 months and never had a problem in 4wd. Same with the rear, never had one issue. Meh. L2Drive with it
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can the ADD be wired to disconect each side seperatly?
In order to install a front locker, you first need a front differential
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In order to install a front locker, you first need a front differential
thanks for the info update but im trying to pick a front diff to buy to do all of this. . .
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Old 01-18-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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4wd toyota enthusiast, the magazine, did a whole DIY article on installing a front Aussie locker. I think it was the June or July issue. Detailed everything with pics.
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Old 01-19-2012, 04:31 PM   #15
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well if your a prerunner and your looking for a diff do this. Find either a ADD or Non-ADD diff and spindles,cvs, and hubs from a non-ADD truck. I have a ADD diff that i modified the actuator to stay locked all the time with manual hubs. If your in alpharetta i seen a CL post for a whole front end from a Non-ADD tacoma for like $250 i think somewhere around atlanta
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here it is all for $150 damn good steal:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/2760014948.html
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:39 AM   #17
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im curious about a front lsd for my truck instead of locker because of breaking cv axles with the locker
Great but no need for a front anything if you have a Prerunner, since that means you're 2wd.


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can the ADD be wired to disconect each side seperatly?
No, i don't believe so. The disconnect point is the transfer case.

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thanks for the info update but im trying to pick a front diff to buy to do all of this. . .
So you're doing a 2wd to 4wd conversion?

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dang it i just wanna know if the ADD can be modified to be selectable from inside the truck via switch!!!!!!!!
Well Add, being the opposite of manual hubs as i understand it, does imply that it is selectable from inside the cab. I think most add taco's use an electronic switch but some use a mechanical J-shifter. It would depend on which one you buy.
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here it is all for $150 damn good steal:
http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/2760014948.html
that guy already sold that front end unfortunately na dit was the wrong gearing to match my rear end 4.56 gear. im still searching for more info. i have also been looking into centrifugal super chargers as they are by far more efficient than roots type that come with a trd package. still need to find some more info on it though
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re: locker

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In order to install a front locker, you first need a front differential
Not just a front differential but a transfer case with all the necessary adapters and crossmembers.
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Not just a front differential but a transfer case with all the necessary adapters and crossmembers.
I understand all that's needed to have 4WD. I was just giving Nick shit for being 2WD asking about a front locker. Just a joke.

IMO do your 4WD conversion first (well...actually just sell your prerunner and buy a 4x4 and save yourself the headache and time of the conversion) then figure out if you really NEED a front locker. There are plenty of people who get through lots of tough situations without a front locker.

Not to mention...personally I would rather have a selectable locker in the front so it doesn't affect normal street driveability.
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