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97 2wd rear end specs?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by dylangunit, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    i have a 2wd 97 tacoma, its a 5 speed witha 2.4l im pretty sure my ratio is 3.42 right now, but im gettin ready to take it to a 4.10 ratio and put a different differential in it. i need to know everything about this rear end before i buy the parts like.spline count on axles, size of ring gear,and where to buy the parts.please help me my rear end is knocking and i need to fix it asap.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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  3. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Toyota Differential Code Decoder - Vehicles with 4Txxxxxx...VINs

    First Position - Diameter of ring gear

    A = 7.5"
    B = 8"

    Positions 2 & 3 - Ratio

    01 = 3.42
    02 = 3.58
    03 = 4.10
    04 = 4.56
    05 = 3.15
    06 = 3.91
    Final Position - Differential type

    A = 2 Pinion, Open
    B = 4 Pinion, Open
    C = 2 Pinion, OEM Limited Slip
     
  5. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    thanks alot
     
  6. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    Why are you going to 4:10's? Do you plan on lifting (bigger tires)?
     
  7. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    my vin is 4TANL42N3VZ259352
     
  8. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    no i want a faster take off for racing
     
  9. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    idk how to find the ratio and differentail type using the vin?
     
  10. Dec 8, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    There should be an axle code in your door jam sticker.
     
  11. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    i checked there too its the same vin that is on my dash
     
  12. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Can you take a pic of the sticker on the door jamb? Post it up, and we can disipher the code for ya.
     
  13. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    I'll be curious to know how it works out. How soon will you be you doing this? My 98 has a 3.42 2 pinion open diff and I've been thinking about going to a 4.10 LSD but I'm not sure I really want to. In my case I'm thinking it might help it do a little better job towing my boat, especially on steep ramps. I've been hesitating because the truck does a pretty good job as it is and gets 28 mpg hwy unloaded. It's my daily driver and I run on the hwy a lot so I don't want to risk screwing up my hwy performance and fuel economy unless I think it'll make a huge difference in towing performance. Keep us posted. Or, if others of you have made the same mod I'd like to hear about it.
     
  14. Dec 8, 2009 at 7:59 PM
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    i just posted a pic of the vin off of my door in my pictures on here.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:00 PM
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    and to blackxpress, it wouldnt get as good of fuel milage with the lower gear ratio. but it would definitely pull better.
     
  16. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    Need the whole sticker. Cant see the gear code in that pic.
     
  17. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    ok sorry i got ill put it on here now
     
  18. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    You have an A01A (lower right on the sticker)
    7" 3:42 gears, 2 pinion open diff.
     
  19. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    do you know if my axles would fit in a 4wd rear end?
     
  20. Dec 8, 2009 at 8:09 PM
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    I dont think they will.
     
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