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ARB Lockers

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Dirt..ee, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Feb 8, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Dirt..ee

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    I am looking to put in ARB air lockers front and back. Does anyone know if the open diff mode (lockers not engaged but in 4 wheel drive) operates with the same characteristics as the stock open diff when in 4 wheel drive? :confused:
     
  2. Feb 15, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Yes it will operate as open differential just as long as you don't turn on the locker.
     
  3. Feb 17, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Does anyone have a locker in the front diff here? how do you like them?
    (I will be putting one in when I get a truck)
     
  4. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    Few things to consider
    1. Front locker on IFS is more for loose ground, mud, snow only. Otherwise you will be blowing CV's very often.( you still get few spare ones and familiarize yourself with replacement procedure)
    2. Your truck locked on the front and rear will have turning radius of aircraft carrier.
    3. You may want to consider low lift if you running a front locker. Too much stress on components at weird angle. 1.5 inch most likely would be a top.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    hmm, I was hoping for a 2.5 OME inch lift, would a limited slip be better?
     
  6. Feb 17, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    You can have 3 inch lift as long as you install 1.5 diff drop o nthe front. Otherwise CV's may have too much angle to handle when locked.
    Also I dont think there is limited slip for 2gen front.
    Then again I may be thinking too much in terms of 1gens :D that had 27 spline CV's
     
  7. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:04 PM
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    Hmm, I can only seem to find arb lockers rd111 and rd121 for the 05+

    BTW sorry for the hijack Dirt..ee
     
  8. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Who needs a front locker when you have ATRAC? Nah a front locker is better but I'd never install one on something that is IFS.
     
  9. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:29 PM
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    I was thinkin about getting a trd sport. Then it would have a limited slip rear diff and a locked front. In my opinion the best combo.
     
  10. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:31 PM
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    ? Tacomas don't have anything in the front. If you mean you will lock the front later ok but stock there is nothing.
     
  11. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    Sorry, I was talking about adding an arb locker a few posts up, and I ment after I add the locker it would have a locked front and a limited slip rear. So when the going gets tough I can press the tough button :cool:
     
  12. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:44 PM
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    I have E-locker on the back and i have 05 tacoma and only use them maybe 4 -6 time this hole time. all you really need is the rear. save some money on Cv's. and become a better drive:D jk.
     
  13. Feb 17, 2010 at 10:58 PM
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    Well this past weekend I went wheeling and I got in a situation where ATRAC alone helped and the locker with ATRAC and locker alone didn't. Maybe I didn't try hard enough and it was my first time wheeling my Tacoma. I'll have to try the same hill again.
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    An ARB install is NOT to be taken lightly. Along with the install of the locker, you have to do a 'gear setup' - also, not to be taken lightly.

    If it's not done right.... you'll be blowing $800 of ARB out the window.

    If you're not familiar with the ARB and what's involved to install them - then I'd highly recommend paying a professional to do it.
     
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    Shop around...the cost can vary. Make sure it's a reputable shop that has plenty of experience installing ARB's.

    Back in 2001 in my Jeep - I had 2 axles (D44's) and had ARB's, gearing (4.56), bearings, & seals installed in both axles for $1200 labor at Hoaks 4WD. One guy is known for his work and has been installing ARB's for YEARS. We trusted his work...and didn't mind paying the cost. Those ARB's & gears lasted for 8 years at least - we sold the jeep and they were still going strong.
     
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    Check out my build thread.
    I kinda want a locker, but I would probably regear at the same time.
     
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    A Non E-locker rear end is a bigger, (stronger) unit. You could argue equipped with and ARB it would be a better set up, especially if you upgrade the compressor for added on board air...:cool:
     
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