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07 4x4 tacoma air locker?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by thecozz3785, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    thecozz3785

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    Hi,
    I m trying to improve my trucks off and on road performance. I m not sure where to begin. I was told to get an Air locker on my truck by one person and then the next person said I should get an LSD locker. Which is better/safer for a newbee like me? Also I want to put an intake on my truck but I havent found any that are legal in CAli for my 07 tacoma. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    Research "ARB Air Locker" probably your best bet, Do research on the different types of diff's.

    I would "armor up" tho before thinking about changing diffs
     
  3. Jan 25, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    Any advice as to what kind of armor and whats a good site to look into to these?
     
  4. Jan 25, 2011 at 8:50 PM
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  5. Jan 25, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    Sliders...check out Relentless or Demello, both good sliders (and on sale)....skids, All-Pro, Armortech or Budbuilt...Bumpers...well whatever style you like (lots of brands)
     
  6. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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    I don't know of any way to improve both "on" AND "off" road performance.

    The factory walks the line of compromise pretty tightly.

    Pretty much from here on out you're optimizing for one at the expense of the other.
     
  7. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    For gearing and Locker advice ask Chase from Eastcoastgearsupply.com, he will steer you in the right direction.
     
  8. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:51 PM
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    Advice is worth what you paid for it, right?

    If you want to go off road, start taking your rupees and building your recovery kit.

    CB, recovery points, recovery strap, jack, tire repair kit, tools, etc...

    Don't buy a locker until after you've been on one trip where you lost traction and it would have been useful. Now you have experience to weigh the advantages vs. the cost.

    Sliders are useful in preventing body damage. Best to buy them *before* you need them.

    If you're offroading a lot, the clearance afforded by a 3" lift and 32 or 33" tires is nice. More latitude in picking lines, better approach and departure angles, more clearance for going through ruts, etc...

    But you can do a hell of a lot with the stock truck. Don't sell it short. Use what you've got first, then modify as your use and experience reveals the need.
     
  9. Jan 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    thanks everyone for all the useful tips. I think Ill start with the body armor and go from there. :)
     
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