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96 tacoma rear diff help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by SiriusC1024, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Jun 19, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    Hello, I am new to this forum. The problem that brought me here is with the rear diff of my truck, and no one seems to have the answer.

    A bolt backed out of the ring gear and got caught between the ring gear and pinion, shearing some teeth. I can't find the replacement parts, nor can I find a junked tacoma within 200 miles of where I live.

    However, there are plenty of T100's. So what I am wondering is if anybody knows if I can directly swap the diff from a T100 into my tacoma? I know that they both use the 8.4 ring and the driveshaft will bolt up. Will the axle splines from my tacoma fit? Thank you.
     
  2. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    i think as long as they are the same ratio as your front diff then yea it should work. Would almost just be easier to swap in a new axle if you pull it from a T100.

    Or you could just take this opportunity to put in some Yukon 4.56s or 4.88 gears..
     
  3. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Ok I was thinking about doing like you said and put the whole axle in from a T100, but isn't the wheel spacing different by 2" on the two trucks. That wouldn't have any affect on handling?

    And my truck is a dd and repairing it is urgent, so I don't think I'll go the new gearing route just yet ;)
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 at 3:58 PM
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    Thank you (post #3). I saw that site, but I didn't want to pull the trigger without some confirmation. Looks like my truck will be back on the road tomorrow hopefully.
     
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    Yeah..... I say just swap the 3rd. The t100 axles are about 67" wide whereas Tacoma axles are only about 60"!!! :laugh: (BTW, all that info is in the link I posted as well... ) ;)
     
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    oh ok, gotcha... :thumbsup: Good luck!
     
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    Thanks guys. I'll update tomorrow to let you know how it goes.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    oooo..maybe ill swap one back there why i go LT up front :p
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Heck yeah, they're PERFECT for that!
     
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    Then id need bed sides tho i bet..hmmm..would still be cool tho :p haha
     

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