I have an 09 w/o a factory locker. I'm currently running 33" tires with a long-term plan of running 35s or 37s). It is a daily driver that hardly gets wheeled at the moment. It will get wheeled much more when I move!
I think my next upgrade will be a locking diff for the rear of the truck (want an ARB / an on board air system). I've started pricing out the upgrade and it is leaving me wondering a few things.
1) Upgrading the Toyo axle
- 4.56 or 4.88 gears
- ARB lockers
- $1,500-$2,000 ?
2) Build a Dana44 or 60?
- new wheels (or adapters)
- new driveshaft/flange
- getting the brakes/ABS to work somehow
- still need a locker
- rock anchor while on 33s ?
- If I'm going this extreme...might as well link it...
- might end up in the $5,000-$8,000 range, right?
So, will a trussed toyo axle do what I want and should I save the money for upgrading the front (eventually) or do I start lighting my wallet on fire? I'm not ready to buy anything today.
I am ready to start laying out the direction of the build so I can begin the planning and acquisition of parts.
Thanks for any insight you can provide. Cheers.