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Air Locker Question

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by AZ11, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    AZ11

    AZ11 [OP] I'd rather eat dirt

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    I have an 08 PreRunner (2wd) and I'm thinking about getting the ARB air locker. I don't plan on doing any crazy rock crawling or mud bogging but i want to know how the off road capabilities of a 2wd with air locker and a 4wd without rear dif locked compare. I know how awesome the 4X4 is :thumbsup: and how some of you with 4X4 like to think nothing compares, but i really need some honest feed back about this before i drop $800+ on an air locker. Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Aug 18, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    MsTRD

    MsTRD hell yes i love my truck

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    ARB's are an awesome, proven locker. Number one in my book
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides. Staff Member

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    For a 2WD a locker is a great investment. With enough practice/driving skill you can get just about anywhere that a 4x4 can. I prefer 4x4 so that's all I've ever driven, but I've seen guys do great work with a 2WD.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:46 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    What's there to *question*??

    Are you considering trading in your truck for a 4WD?

    If no....then definately get the ARB and have fun with it. Definately get professional installation and don't skimp on the quality of the other parts (air source & installation).

    If yes..... then I would just get a 4WD. Why? Because honestly? If you're thinking about putting an ARB in your 2WD truck, then you're thinking about tackling the trails. Eventually, you're gonna be kicking yourself to get a 4WD anyway and tackle even more terrain. It's a disease man...I've been there. You live in Arizona and from what I've seen - there's shitloads of trails and stuff out there.
    Go 4 the 4WD!! You won't regret it!!
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:49 AM
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    A good driver in a 2WD with a locker can go anywhere an idiot with 4WD can go.

    Remember 2 x 0 = 0 = 4 x 0
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    AZ11

    AZ11 [OP] I'd rather eat dirt

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    Thanks for the replys fellas! When it comes time to buy a new Tacoma, I am going 4x4. I just fell in love with this one at the dealership and I got a serious deal on it. All I've ever owned were 2wd tacos and they've gotten through some crazy stuff for me so feel confident. I'll get the ARB after the OME lift!
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    AZ11

    AZ11 [OP] I'd rather eat dirt

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    And janster...thanks to you too sista!
     
  8. Aug 20, 2009 at 4:46 AM
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    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    :cheers::proposetoast:

    Good strategy!!
     
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