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adding locking diff

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by lonzorizo, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Nov 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM
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    lonzorizo

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    How difficult/ how much would it cost to add a locking differential to a '98 tacoma 4x4? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Nov 22, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    chris4x4

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    What kind of locking diff? Spool? Auto? Air? Cable? Electric?
     
  3. Nov 22, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    tacovic

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    if you look hard enough you can find a wrecked trd tacoma in a junkyard and buy the rear diff. we bought one for 200 bucks for some guy.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2010 at 9:55 AM
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    Yeah the junkyard route definately seems the way to go as far as costs concern...for some reason never thought of that ha, thank ya thank ya
     
  5. Nov 24, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    I've been thinking about this for a while.

    How difficult would it be to wire the whole thing up in a Taco that doesn't already have a locker?

    I've searched for an answer to that question already. And sorry, I don't mean to hijack the thread.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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    I have never done it before but it shouldn't be that hard. Just have to find the wires you need and then the locker button but that is not hard to find. Check out ttora, I think there are some threads on there.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    STLharry

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    If you want stock locker than you'll need the whole axle. Somebody sells the right wiring harness online...I don't have the link but I've seen it up on here before.
     
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