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adding elock diff?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Rich8419, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. Apr 2, 2008 at 7:51 PM
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    Rich8419

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    Can the locking diff be added to an I4 prerunner regular cab? If so would it be expensive?
     
  2. Apr 2, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com Thor

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    Like the arb locker, its not cheap.
     
  3. Apr 2, 2008 at 8:11 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    better find a good deal at a junkyard and do it all urself
     
  4. Apr 2, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    Okay. Originally wanted the 4x4 regular cab i4 but I'm going to be driving a lot more highway miles with my new place. I figured a locking diff would be a good alternative (keep the high mpg but still have a little fun on the weekends). I'm just going to have to win the lottery. :)
     
  5. Apr 2, 2008 at 8:32 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    We all want to win the lottery:pray:.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2008 at 11:14 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    ARB is really your best bet, around $800 + install.

    If you happen to find an elocker diff, you will have to modify your existing axle to make it fit...by modify you will need to trim the axle to accept the larger 3rd-member and then pick up a wiring harness ($80+) to control the e-locker...and that is if it will fit in the i4 axle housing. The V6's are usually 8.4" 3rd's where the i4's are 8.0"

    BTW - if you happen to find an elocked 3rd, I have an 8.4" axle already trimmed sitting in the basement collecting dust. :)
     
  7. Apr 3, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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    What is a good price range for the install work? How much crap can the locking differential really get me out of?
     
  8. Apr 3, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    I was wondering if you have the lsd, can you add a switch to turn it off whenever you need it? Ive read in the manual that some tacoma have a switch, but mine doesn't.....
     
  9. Apr 3, 2008 at 1:56 PM
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    wat?
    the e-lockers have a switch...the lsd is automatic...whenever it feels like the maindrive tire is losing traction
     
  10. Apr 3, 2008 at 4:27 PM
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    forget about it stick with the open diff and just hammer away!lol
     
  11. Apr 3, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    you have the TRD sport, which only comes with the always on lsd. The TRD offroad comes with the switched locker.
     
  12. Apr 3, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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  13. Apr 3, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    Thanks jhodge and lscoee!!
     
  14. Apr 3, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    Rich, if you go ahead with that or get any hard information make sure you post it up, I've been thinking about this as well lately.
     
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