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ARB vs stock Locker

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by ColdSteelTiger, Oct 22, 2011.

  1. Oct 22, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    ColdSteelTiger

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    so I have an SR5 and may get a locker in the future and I was wondering if the ARB is better than the stock TRD locker and why?
     
  2. Oct 22, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    They do the same thing a little differently. In the end the ARB would be cheaper.

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  3. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:05 PM
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  4. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Both are going to be about the same price.
     
  5. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:54 PM
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    Pugga

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    TRD locker uses electronics, ARB uses compressed air. If you have the need for on board air, the ARB might be a good option since you'd have to add a system for the locker anyways. If not, you might be able to get a used TRD Off Road rear axle and wiring and do the swap out and save some $$.
     
  6. Oct 27, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    Depends on what you get the whole axle for. You can't add a stock locker to a non locking axle.
     
  7. Oct 27, 2011 at 3:11 PM
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    So I can't just simply add a locker to a stock sr5 4x4
     
  8. Oct 27, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Not a TRD locker, you can add an ARB to your stock rear end.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2011 at 3:13 PM
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    ^^^What he said. If you want the Toyota stuff then you need the whole axle and some wiring to go with it.
     
  10. Oct 27, 2011 at 3:39 PM
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    The ARB has a stronger carrier and engages smoother/faster. I would choose the ARB over the e locker every time.
     
  11. Oct 27, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    My Elocker engages smoothy each time every time.
     
  12. Oct 27, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    The SR5 truck's rear end is a larger rear end then the stock e-locker rear end, so add an ARB and you will have stronger, locked rear IMO. Then, upgrade the compressor for a clean, on board air set up. Much cheaper then swapping out axles, electricals, etc. and a better set up many would agree. Plus, this would be a good time if you wanted or needed to re gear. :D
     
  13. Nov 2, 2011 at 1:34 PM
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    I see. Will regearing effect VSC?
     
  14. Nov 2, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    My E-Locker has never let me down, and has always engaged with no problems. But if I had my choice between the two, I would choose the ARB.
     
  15. Nov 2, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    Guess ARB it is
     
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    Agree, and with ARB, you have air for filling tires, etc.
     
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    ARB all the way :)
     
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