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Old 02-12-2011, 04:05 PM   #1
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Looking to improve my 2wd

I have a 2005 SR5 Pre-Runner 2wd and I am looking for the most efficient way to improve my off roading. I do not plan on rock crawling or driving in the snow or any other extremes. But I do enjoy some of the average trails and riding in the desert. There has been times where having rear lockers/lsd/4x4 would have been helpful. For the most part, I click the emergency brake in about 2-4 clicks and I usually can get my self going.

So I am looking for any recommendations on how to improve my truck effectively without being out of this world expensive.
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i have a question about you talking about your emergency brake, what do you do?
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a rear locker is pretty much your only option
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Old 02-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #4
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i have a question about you talking about your emergency brake, what do you do?
I think hes saying when hes stuck he gives it hell and repeativly uses the ebrake at the same time so it rocks him out
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ohh okay haha
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haha yeah pretty much rocking myself out. Isn't very fun :-) But I do my best to avoid such situations.
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lol i never thought of that but i think ill stick to bringing out the tow rope when im stuck rather than that
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a rear locker is pretty much your only option
How difficult/expensive will it be to install a rear locker? Sorry for all the questions, trying to learn. Been reading lick crazy on TW and I am in love with it. I would love to join in on some of the meet ups but I am afraid I wont be able to hang with some of the truck since I only have 2wd.
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haha yeah pretty much rocking myself out. Isn't very fun :-) But I do my best to avoid such situations.
Yeah man i got an 07 prerunner too and everytime i let my girlfriend drive I always end up having to do that
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lol i never thought of that but i think ill stick to bringing out the tow rope when im stuck rather than that
Yeah the tow rope is by far the best option, but I have been stuck a couple of times in the desert with just my truck, which is dumb to be alone, and I had to find other means.
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How difficult/expensive will it be to install a rear locker? Sorry for all the questions, trying to learn. Been reading lick crazy on TW and I am in love with it. I would love to join in on some of the meet ups but I am afraid I wont be able to hang with some of the truck since I only have 2wd.
probb about 500$ for a rear axle with some mileage? and you have a pre-runner. I thought it came with a e-locker? mine did but i got the offroad package i dont know if that makes a differnce
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probb about 500$ for a rear axle with some mileage? and you have a pre-runner. I thought it came with a e-locker? mine did but i got the offroad package i dont know if that makes a differnce
Any recommendations where to look and what to look out for. Def don't know how to install/don't have the tools to install. I would imagine labor would cost be a good amount. And I am also a little new to rear lockers. If I do get this installed, I would want to install a switch to turn this on/off?
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Any recommendations where to look and what to look out for. Def don't know how to install/don't have the tools to install. I would imagine labor would cost be a good amount. And I am also a little new to rear lockers. If I do get this installed, I would want to install a switch to turn this on/off?
What goes downn if I were you i'd ask around at automotive place fora price estimation if you cant do it, and yeah if you look at your fog light button on the left of your steering wheel its the same button just one over that say RR diff lock. If i were you id look around TW to buy the axle or online then have someone install it
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What goes downn if I were you i'd ask around at automotive place fora price estimation if you cant do it, and yeah if you look at your fog light button on the left of your steering wheel its the same button just one over that say RR diff lock. If i were you id look around TW to buy the axle or online then have someone install it
sweet! Thank you very much for your help! So just to make sure I got this right: I need to find a rear differential that has rear lockers already installed. So basically a used TRD rear diff.
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http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...st-tacoma.html
Hes got a rear axle on a totaled taco with an e-locker
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sweet! Thank you very much for your help! So just to make sure I got this right: I need to find a rear differential that has rear lockers already installed. So basically a used TRD rear diff.
Yepp check that link he has everything you need
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I'd jump on that!
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What do you guys think of this?
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Is that the complete axle or just the e-locker assembly?
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