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Aftermarket locker?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Motorkopf, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. Nov 16, 2007 at 11:41 AM
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    Motorkopf

    Motorkopf [OP] Conservative

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    Has anyone found an aftermarket locker or LSD that will work with a PreRunner 2.7 rear diff?
     
  2. Nov 16, 2007 at 5:53 PM
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    concrete jedi

    concrete jedi Well-Known Member

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    have'nt looked but you might want to try Powertrax
     
  3. Nov 16, 2007 at 6:19 PM
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    wormhole7

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    Something like this perhaps?
    http://www.drivetrain.com/TRD.html
     
  4. Nov 17, 2007 at 11:01 AM
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    JJK

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    I replace the open diff in my 08 4x4 sr5 dc with a Detroit TrueTrac.
    I had a similar diff in my 05 Ranger (Torsen) and it was a great truck in the snow and off-road. The Truetrac should fit your 05 I would think.
    It grabs fast and hard. I can't wait to take it off-road or out in the snow.

    I wanted to stay away from a full locker and stick with LSD as I'm on dry pavment 99% of the time.

    Good Luck
    JJK
     
  5. Nov 17, 2007 at 12:29 PM
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    Motorkopf

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    Thanks all, but none of those offer anything for the 4 cyl drive train. Not sure about the Trutrac though- I'll give them a call and see.

    I'm hoping I won't have to replace the entire rear end to get an LSD!
     
  6. Apr 24, 2008 at 2:30 PM
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    Motorkopf

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    Got a True Trac installed last week. I'm very impressed- thanks for the heads up JJK. I used to spin a wheel all the time at a stop sign on a certain stretch of road which always has gravel on the road. Now I'll put my right wheels off the road completely onto the gravel, and I can't tell I'm even off the road if I take off quickly from a stop. Works great.
     
  7. Apr 24, 2008 at 4:06 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    I was going to suggest a Lincoln locker, but sounds like you already picked on up. :D
     
  8. Apr 24, 2008 at 4:22 PM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    If you don't mind, what did that run ?
     
  9. Apr 26, 2008 at 12:30 PM
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    AK Backcountry

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    +1 on the cost and how hard was the install?

    I have been thinking about converting the locker in my 08 Off-Road to a Detroit True Trac, depending on the cost. My wife's car (all wheel drive) does better in the snow than the Tacoma until I get the Tacoma in 4 wheel and at times also have to engage the locker. My 97 F-150 with a LSD was better in 2 wheel drive. Tires are a factor, but was hoping it would be better. I also don't like the way the open differential spins one tire on even the slightest amount of gravel or wet pavement.

    Planning on the "Locker Anytime Mod" but may just change out the entire rear differential.
     
  10. Apr 28, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    Motorkopf

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    3" Toytec lift, Susp TSB, Detroit True Trac, Carr side steps.
    I got the Detroit for about 450 from Drivetrain Specialists. I found a local truck place that would install for 350 (labor), and you'll probably need to replace the bearings also (as I did) which are about $100 for the set. Amsoil severe gear was about $40. You'll need just under 3 quarts. I ended up having the dealer install though, for twice the amount (700) because I trust my dealership- they've been very reliable and honest with me, and because I didn't want to take it on myself. So really, if you did it yourself and you probably could, you could probably do the whole thing for around $600. For me it was about $1300 having a dealer do it. Consider for the same cost, you could get an ARB locker, but I didn't want a locker- I wanted a good LSD. And I don't think you'll find a better one that the Detroit.
     
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