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Diff Grenade with Pics

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BirdTRD, May 7, 2010.

  1. May 7, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I blew the rear diff!:( Below are some pictures. I went up an obstacle here in town. I think it's called Frog Rock. Two Land Cruisers and a Jeep Rubicon went up it and I followed. It's a crazy wall but I did make it up!!! Blew my rear diff in the process though. I was in 4 lo with ATRAC on. I did not have the rear diff locked. I probably should have, it probably would have held it together better. The local dealership replaced it under warranty. No questions asked!:D

    Kyle made it
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    Really steep!
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    Here I go
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    I had to remove my drive shaft to get where the tow truck could find me
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  2. May 7, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    badguybuster

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    Yikes!!!!
     
  3. May 7, 2010 at 5:13 PM
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    KaoskrewPB

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    Epic hill climb.
    U are man

    any pics of the taco climbing it??
     
  4. May 7, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    That sucks that you blew your rear end. I'm glad it was under warranty.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    skistoy

    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    want pic's with the trucks going up.
    not saying i dont believe you, but that is one steep incline
    and i cant see it
     
  6. May 7, 2010 at 5:20 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Dang! thats a crazy hill. Your a brave man for even attempting it lol.
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    These diffs are not very stout, I know these axles are very tough, but the ring & pinion are not. Seems like those who push them, break them. My diff breaking was the deciding factor in me not wanting to keep the truck after the lease. Never broken a diff before......
     
  8. May 7, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Here is a couple more of me heading north. No pictures were taken of me at the steepest part by the girl with the camera for whatever reason but yes, I made it up. If I didn't, I wouldn't lie. There is nothing to be embarrassed about if you don't make it up a hill like that.

    However, for those that don't know. This was sandstone (very sticky), my tires were at 15psi, I had ATRAC on, and I have a fairly long wheel base. It's amazing what you can climb with all these pieces in place.

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    Just before the steepest part. It looks like I'm posing but I'm not. I'm just listening to the spotter. I don't think I even knew the pic was being taken.
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  9. May 7, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Super Werty

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    I'll call bs on the 15 psi in the tires. They look fully inflated to me:crapstorm:
     
  10. May 7, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    i don't know. the first pic looks like a cliff. trucks can't climb cliffs.
     
  11. May 7, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    xroller

    xroller Blowin by em sideways

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    I was thinking the same thing. Still a nice climb though brotha. To bad you blew your diff in the process.
     
  12. May 7, 2010 at 6:16 PM
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    Crom

    Crom Outside...

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    Greg, Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I'm sorry your diff blew up. I have been keeping a mental tally and I agree with Hemi that it seems that when people push the Tacoma, the diff gives out. Most diffs that I have read about usually blow up with the locker on.

    I'm glad you got it repaired under warranty. :)
     
  13. May 7, 2010 at 6:19 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    200mm ring gear is not very big. Compare to the 9" ring gears from other trucks of similar size....I was impressed at how stout my 2005 Frontier's rear diff was. I abused that sucker, and it never broke. The next gen Taco must be getting the beefed up 4Runner diff.
     
  14. May 7, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    BirdTRD

    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    I agree. They do look fully inflated in these pictures but they weren't. They were at 15. The Duratracs have fairly stiff side walls so you have to go below 20 for it to even really start showing.
     
  15. May 7, 2010 at 6:36 PM
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    Here are two other guys successfully climbing the very cliff you claim trucks can't climb. The first guy has pictures of the entire thing. The other guy's "success" pic is just a close up of his face so I didn't bother including it.

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  16. May 7, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    Great Photo's!! doesn't anyone in this day and age take Video?? Post it please!
     
  17. May 7, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    to the OP....that took some balls to try, props to you. Sorry that your diff blew in the process, but glad it is getting fixed free of charge. :)
     
  18. May 7, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    To my understanding the sandstone is almost like sanding paper and as long as it's dry you can get incredible traction on it.
     
  19. May 7, 2010 at 6:59 PM
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    Dude thats a gnarley ass hill. Props to you
     
  20. May 7, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    BirdTRD [OP] Unsuspectingly striking from above

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    Yes sir, that is correct. It was not named "slick rock" by Jeepers. I understand the term goes back to ranchers and their horses. Apparently, it does not work well with hooves. If your air down, you can do things you would think are impossible. If I had to guess, it's equivalent to 80 grit sandpaper.
     
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