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Converting non-TRD to TRD? e-diff locker?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by InactiveUser, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM
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    What would I have to do to put an e-locking diff on the rear? Does the solenoid just bolt up? Would I have to replace the internals? The entire axle?

    BTW, I missed out on a 98 with 150k miles 4WD manual transmission, silver, WITH a TRD supercharged for $6980 D:
     
  2. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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    i believe you would have to get the whole axle....just get a arb
     
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    Out of my price range either way. I wish I could find a real TRD with 4x4 manual V6. :/

    I can't stand how people buy the one I need because they are afraid of getting stuck when leaves are on their driveway.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    mine will be for sale here before too long:D
     
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    Does the ARB modify or replace the diff?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    I will do illicit things to get that!!! (JK)

    So it has a V6 4x4 TRD manual? What color? Price? Mileage?
     
  9. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    its a locker....goes inside of the diff.
     
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    so it's a bolt-on? Not replacing the entire assembly? The internals, the actual differential, not the axle.
     
  11. Feb 2, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    its a little bit more involved than just bolt on. and its a air locker so you need a air compressor somewere on your truck. my truck is a 2000 4x4 trd offroad with 150k miles
     
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    Hot dog! SOLD! I might have to reimburse you later since people owe me like $12,000 and all I have now is $5500+- Also I have a motorcycle I am parting out which will bring in like 6k-8k Meaning that $5500 cash will be transferred immediately.

    Where is the best place to place the air pump? Where they say to put it?
     
  13. Feb 2, 2012 at 6:31 PM
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    lol lots of people have put them in a tool box, under the bed, inside a bumber i mean you can pretty much put them wherever you want. personally i like the toolbox idea

    EDIT.....if your having a hard time finding the right truck just wait a few weeks....its better to get the truck that you want and that you can count on
     
  14. Feb 2, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    Which is why I pass up on underpriced trucks, ones with cosmetic problems (that are usually overpriced for some stupid reason), and high mileage trucks. I've found countless trucks with what I want/need but had like 250k miles
     
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