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Crazy Leak from the Rear end overnight

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by St.Germain, May 13, 2018.

  1. May 15, 2018 at 2:02 PM
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    nd4spdbh

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    sucks about the hole burned through the diff. I had to modify my bracket with a notch to go around the weld on the axle stock, so it would sit flush then welded her up good.

    FYI people, you wanna know why this tracbar is useful, stick a go pro underneath your truck, get up to 20 or so mph in 1st doing heavy engine breaking, then stomp on it, Id bet your pinion moves about 4-5in upwards, axle wrap on these trucks is so SO bad.
     
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  2. May 19, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Unless you’re driving around in low range my new Tacoma didn’t have enough power to cause any problems unfortunately lol , it felt underpowered and doggy the last thing I felt like it needs is something to control high performance problems like axle wrap and wheel hop. Also understeer , oversteer none of those terms seem to fit the 4x4 Tacoma.
     
  3. Jul 23, 2018 at 1:50 PM
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    i would cut the bracket off, fix the hole, draw up a new bracket that has much more weld surface area and you should be good. i have a similar setup on my fj40 as wheel hop sucked
     
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  4. Jul 23, 2018 at 1:56 PM
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    that's the re-do plan eventually but we already got this all fixed for now. the axle housing is patched up all good as new. but i'll tell you i'm seriously missing the bar just for the driving.
     
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  5. Jul 23, 2018 at 3:08 PM
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    yea, i hear you on that, on my FJ with a large v8 and 37" tires the wheel hop when doing stop light burnouts was crazy. a nice beefy bar with 1.5" rod ends fixed that lol.
     
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  6. Jul 23, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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    my guys want to do a full gusseted wrap around bracket solution, but their new shop isn't outfitted for fab work yet, and I'm not confident it will happen in my timeframe. I'm looking for a maker with skills & tools local to me up do it, but finding that situation isn't so straightforward. in the meantime I'm just focusing on the exhaust redo.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2018 at 3:41 PM
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    where are you located? lots of fab shops all over the place. offroad shops usually can do a good job.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2018 at 7:47 AM
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    I'm in DFW. i try not to gamble so I'm always looking for a proper referral. anyone can fab. having the knowledge about our hardware to do it right is the trick.
     
  9. Jul 24, 2018 at 10:25 PM
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    An old FJ with leaf springs and a big V-8 would need some traction bars. A underpowered 6 cylinder Tacoma no so much.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    not true, i can gun it from a light in my heavy taco and you can see some bad axle wrap. I really notice it on dunes.
     
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  11. Jul 25, 2018 at 12:07 PM
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    truth. i can literally hop my axle whenever and just about wherever i want. i drive with that in mind continually, and that was a zero issue when i had my trac bar on. it's all about how you setup your vehicle, and mine is setup for on road handling, so a little throttle gets me quite a bit of traction challenge. i like the challenge but i prefer the traction, so I'm looking to get it back with some version of a trac bar again someday.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2019 at 11:47 AM
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    Thanks for linking this to me. I had this fear when I saw the design of the budbuilt bar. I'm definitely planning on going a totally different direction with mine. My machine shop build out is about 4 months past my original time frame. I think in the next couple months I'll actually be able to start making parts.
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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    loop me in!

    btw it's been on the table with my shop, Tandem in Ft Worth, to do this right with a custom gusseted bracket solution. like mentioned, the bar is totally good if mounted right. i haven't committed to that yet since I've got a couple other things to do before that. but for now that's my plan maybe later this year.
     
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