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choosing a DIFFERENTIAL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomakid, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. Mar 1, 2009 at 11:34 PM
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    tacomakid

    tacomakid [OP] Active Member

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    Ive been looking at different types and brands of differentials and i cant really decide which to choose because i dont have anything to base my choice on.

    im leaning more towards a performance LSD than a selectable locker, but not sure yet.

    any suggestions on brands and types of lockers or lsd?
     
  2. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:01 AM
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    Janster

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    What do you need it for?
    What performance are you expecting to get from them?
     
  3. Mar 2, 2009 at 8:11 AM
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    tacomakid

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    i just want added traction for all-around off-roading. but my plan is to get some long travel suspension n run on old fire roads in the mountains and also run desert trails. so i just want lots of traction especially since its a pre-runner. i still want street drivability tho. so i dont want a full time locker.

    ive heard of those automatic lockers... how do those work? n wuts the difference between a spool and mini-spool? wuts the performance difference?
     
  4. Mar 2, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    nvdeserted

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    I'd recommend a selectable locker. I'm a fan of ARB, great product, real popular, real expensive. I've ridden in a couple of rigs with a full time LSD and I just don't like the way it feels, kinda jerky and seems to engage at weird times... but still better than nothing. Although, since you are wanting to run higher speeds an LSD can give you better control around turns and whatnot because it will let one wheel coast if it needs to whereas a locker will keep both wheels moving at the same speed always. Do not get a full time locker if you want to keep street driveability.
     
  5. Nov 4, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    If i want a LSD do i need to change out the whole axle? or can just change out the diff.
    :threadjacked:I didn't want to start a whole other thread on this
     
  6. Nov 4, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    afd23a

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    As long as you don't have the elocker, you can just change out the carrier.
     
  7. Nov 4, 2009 at 11:19 AM
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    Do you know a good site where i can get one?
     
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