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ARB Locker & Re-gear

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MDBigRed, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Dec 31, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    MDBigRed

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    I'm looking at locking my front differential and rear differential, which is currently the stock LSD. I think I'd like to go with the ARB lockers both in the front and back. Anyone suggest differently?? Maybe use Detroit or ausie lockers instead?? Also I'd like to regear when i lock out my differentials. I will not run anything smaller than 33's but eventually I'm going to get 35's. I was thinking 4.56 gears. One last thing-what size / spline locker do i need? I think i need the 9.5" for the rear but i'm not sure about the front.

    Thanks:D
     
  2. Dec 31, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    def get an arb for the front since you can not manually lock/unlock the hubs. I hear lots of good things about the Aussie Locker but I'm not sold on it for a DD. I will be running the Aussie's front and rear in my other truck when the time comes.
     
  3. Dec 31, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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    I really dont see the point of you locking the front unless your goin to get off the green trail:D,

    4.56 seems to be your best bet with 35's

    Your goin to need the 8.4 for the rear
     
  4. Dec 31, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Just something to consider

    I thought locking the front could have it's hazards with the cv's.
     
  5. Dec 31, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    Unless your goin to try to take on some black or red trails, I plan on adding one this spring.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2010 at 10:37 AM
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    Not that it matters....but ARB's are frigin UNBELIEVABLE. You won't regret it!!

    I had 4.56 gears w/ 35's and ARB's front & rear on my jeep and loved every frigin minute of it!!!

    If you're going ALL-OUT, get yourself a sweet on-board air supply (with tank) to operate the lockers & air-up your tires. You'll be lovin it!!!

    You know..... if you're gonna go through with the regearing...you might as well throw in a couple ARB's and be super happy you did. If you regear now and skimp on the locker part - you'll only have to do it all over again later. Why do it twice?
     
  7. Jan 1, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Yeah i'll be hittin up those blues dont you worry!!! i got alot on the to do list right now and a rear locker is a yes for sure. I think the front would be a big help as well. Eventually this is gonna be a strict wheeling/farm truck anyway so why not enjoy it's capabilities now :D
     
  8. Jan 1, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    BTW i think i know what shop installed your locker. It's called the custom shop in aberdeen, right of 95. gettin an estimate next week!
     
  9. Jan 1, 2010 at 10:53 AM
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    You would be alright with just a rear locker on blues, I didnt use mine up twice the last trip, But its your truck your money go for it. Ive got about 3 years on mine then its just goin to be a trail truck also, Ive got some plans alreday planed out for it:D.


    I looked around through my paper work and didnt find anything, All I rember it was a good 2 1/2 hour ride from me and it was on the line of PA
     
  10. Jan 1, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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    75 mph @ 2900 rpm is with your 33's right? Or did you already get 35's?
     
  11. Jan 1, 2010 at 5:57 PM
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    harder trails means your more likely to get body/mech damage rear locker and gears are a good investment. If breaking or denting someting dosent bother you then do the front locker i would go with arb so you can engage it when need it
     
  12. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    hell, I didn't use mine but twice on the Blue trail, and I am all stock. And not at all on the Greens. You really don't have a NEED for a front locker.
     
  13. Jan 1, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    True that. I think i'm just gonna get the rear for now. it makes more sense to me for what my truck is being used for currently and this mod ain't cheap:eek:
     
  14. Jan 1, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    Yea I havent been into a spot to I would need one but im sure I would one of these days

    I would say thats your best bet

    even for a DD
     
  15. Jan 1, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    So with 33's everyone suggests going with 4.56 gearing in the rear diff?
     
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    Through East Coast Gear I regeared to 4.56s and added front ARB. I love it. I'm running 33's. The difference between this and stock is amazing! I would do it all over again. :)
     
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    And re-gearing brings back power lost by larger tires? Sorry I'm new to this, Thanks
     
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    Wow..... What diff size?

    When my husband and I went with 4.56 in the D44 and one of the reasons why we didn't go any higher, is because of the thickness/strength of the teeth.

    The higher the ratio (on X ring gear) the thinner/weaker the teeth become VERSUS staying with a lower ratio on that same ring gear.

    Not that it would matter to most folks, but in extreme offroading situations....gear teeth can shear off if they're too thin.
     
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    Do you regain any gas mileage?
     
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