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ARB Locker

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by usmcgoose, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    usmcgoose

    usmcgoose [OP] One shot is all I need

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    Just an inquiry because I haven't located a thread on this. I was wondering if anyone has installed the ARB Locker on their non-TRD Tacoma. How is it? How well does it work? Difficulty to install? And all the other normal questions.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Janster

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    There is ARB information everywhere!! And yes...lots of people have them. Did you use the search button in the upper top blue bar?

    I had two of them in my Jeep. They are AWESOME!!

    ARB's are expensive and are not something you can install yourself. It should be installed by a professional who's experienced with installing gears & locker.
    Sure - anyone can learn how to do it, but if its not installed properly...your investment could be destroyed in a matter of time.

    Along with the ARB (which replaces the entire differential carrier), you have to buy gears (ring & pinion), and an air supply to operate the locker. Installing the ARB requires setting up ring & pinion gears - again, should be done professionally.

    If you think you'll need to use it on extreme offroading trails....and you can afford to do it - then go 4 it. Otherwise -think long & hard whether or not you actually need it. It'll cost you $1000 and more to have it all done.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:45 AM
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    Everyone who has one loves it when the use it. As long as you size it correctly you should be fine.
    As far at the install- It is a difficult install to rebuild gears and set the internals- but if you know how to do that (which means you are really good with cars) you'll be able to manage it. I think it requires some special tools too....
     
  4. Jan 15, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    being in VA you should absolutly call East Coast Gear Supply and talk with Chase. Thay will be the very best at this and can do a 3rd memeber core swap with the ARB and R&P gears already installed. http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/
     
  5. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:08 AM
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    I'm quite handy with a wrench and I'd never attempt to install an ARB. It takes many special tools, specific tolerances, etc. The "lunch box" lockers and spools can be installed by a good shade tree mechanic. ARB is not one of those.

    Other than that, the only complaint I've ever heard about ARB lockers is the price.
     
  6. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    usmcgoose

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    Thanks for the post. That was the info I was looking for.
     
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