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Adding rear-locker to TRD-Sport

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 20TRDSport08, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    Anyone know if this can be done or is available through dealers ??? I realize this may entail a lot of work, but can it be a relatively simple mod worth doing or just run away from the idea entirely ???
     
  2. Dec 24, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    well,i have it on my mine and it saved me a couple of times.is it worth the xtra $ ?????.if i didnt have it i dont think i would spend the $ to get it.its just nice it came with the trd package for sure.jmo.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    Yes it can be done...Thru the dealer is a $$$$$$$$$ way to do it. Getting the parts from the Offroad package means that you'll have to get an entire rear axle.

    Look at ARB Air Lockers and On-Board Air systems. You'll lose the LSD in the rear but that's not a big deal.
    Detriot also has some options I think...
    As far
     
  4. Dec 24, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    Adding a "locker"can be easy if you're willing to spend some $$$ or as difficult as he!!....
    1) I was offered a Toyota e-locker at a very good price BUT I would have to re-fab my current housing,purchase the wire kit plus a switch
    2) find a used rear with a locker in it,still need the wiring/switch combo
    3) by a new 3rd for your current rear with a locker installed .now all you have to do is install PLUS the wiring
    4) pay someone to do any of the above:)

    5) I will be doing the ARB when $$ allows,just upgrading the lines to stainless and getting the larger compressor...:cool:

    Good luck with your decision and take your time,once you have one you will just :):)......;)

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  5. Dec 24, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    I went with the ARB in there rear of my trd sport, I spent a good $1500 but if your goin to wheel your truck its well worth it, You goin to spend alot more goin with the dealer.
     
  6. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:43 AM
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    Hey Thanks Guys!!! I'll all your suggestions into consideration.
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    How do the tru-tracs work off road?
    I use one in my " street/track " truck a Lightning and it is great.
    I am new to off road stuff so go easy on me:D
     
  8. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    Do ALL TRD Sport trucks have an LSD? I was driving over a patch of ice the other day and it sure didn't feel like I had any help back there...
     
  9. Jan 4, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    Yes. Look for the LSD sticker on you housing.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Yes They do- The LSD sticker is the thing to look for (or in your paperwork or go to a dealer and have them look up your VIN number)

    As far as "not having any help back there" An LSD isn't a magic device that makes you able to drive over anything slick or low-traction without noticing it. If both your rear tires were on the ice- Totally possible that you negated the benefits of having the LSD.
     
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    5100 set to max, pending LSD and TRD CAI
    Its probably cheaper to sell the sports and get an off road with a locker already on it.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    It's just an axle swap.
     
  13. Jan 4, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    Uhhh...What?? It's like 1500 to get a locker and OBA set up. Selling a truck/buying another doesn't make sense to get a locker...
     
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