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Diff lock is bad ass

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by machman, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:35 AM
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    machman

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    I have had an 1987 Mazda B-2600 4x4 for over 10 years. It was a good truck and I occationally took it places that were more suited for a 4 wheeler. There were a few occations that I got stuck in a sittution in which opposite front and rear wheels(right front and left rear) were left with no traction, leaving me stuck.

    Well, I have had my PreRunner a month now and finnally decided to test its ability to nagotiate a small ditch at an angle. This would have left a regular 2wd and possibly a 4x4 truck stuck because one of the rear wheels wasn't even touching the ground. This condition often leaves the opposite front wheel with no traction. Well, my truck drove out of there with ease thanks to DiffLock.

    I am very impressed with this feature.
     
  2. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    Yea, my '87 had 183K miles when I sold it last week. I had it for 11 years. It took me two weeks to finally decide to sell it. I drove it very little cause I almost always drove my Camry.
     
  3. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    The locker is the shit eh? Takes me anywhere I wanna go :)
     
  4. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    dont you think is more bad ass with 4x4 and rear lock at the same time?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Haha, I had a '87 B2600i 4x4 and it went everywhere I took it with no problems. I just couldn't keep the motor from blowing head gaskets. :(
     
  6. Sep 19, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    I want to be clear. I wanted a 4wd when I was looking for my recent truck, I just didn't want to fork out another $3-4 for one in as good of shape as the one I bought. I settled for a PreRunner with a Difflock and I am content with it for my needs.

    A 4wd with a locker is even more badass.
     
  7. Sep 19, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    I had head gasked trouble too. I had a cracked head welded up and then later on had trouble again and put on a new head. The last 6 or 7 years were trouble free...as far as the head is concerned.
     
  8. Sep 19, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    wish mine had a locker:(
     
  9. Sep 19, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    If I had a choice between 4wd and DiffLock, I would rather have a 4wd. You feel better now?
     
  10. Oct 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Can you tell me what does Rear Lock DIff do ? I just got myself 2010 Tacoma TRD and I am soo confused with all these New buttons. Also this is my first truck.
     
  11. Oct 2, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    yea but you can get both :(
    4wd and diff lock
    so no:(
     
  12. Oct 2, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    I also wish my 4x4 had a diff lock but at least I have 4x4 right..........
     
  13. Oct 2, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    It locks the differential in the rear axle so that both tires will turn at the same rate of speed.
     
  14. Oct 2, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    Too late now but did you mill the head?
     
  15. Oct 3, 2009 at 3:32 AM
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    So is it worth it to have a lockrite or another locker for a 2 wheel drive like my prerunner? I want to get one but its only 2 wheel dr and I dont want to spend the money if it's not going to do much.
     
  16. Oct 3, 2009 at 3:41 AM
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    AlexForbesR6

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    i wonder if you could put a locker on an 87 corolla? haha cause my friend tries to "offroad" in that thing more than i do in my TACO!!!

    haha i have pulled him out of worse bogs than i would even look at
     
  17. Oct 3, 2009 at 3:46 AM
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    well i have a 05 prerunner and tht diff lock is the shit....talk about a truck tht will sling around oh my side
     
  18. Oct 3, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    fu connor!!!:(
     
  19. Oct 4, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    How much money would it be? It is one of those things that you normaly wont need unless you put yourself into a situation that you may need it...kind of like 4WD. The locker does very little in the ability to climb. That is what I mainly miss about 4WD.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2009 at 10:21 PM
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    Matic Locked and Lifted "02" DC TRD.

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    I believe they are about $300. The videos on the web site are quite interesting showing an old falcon with a lockrite in the rear pulling a few 4x4's off of a conveyer type rollers.

    http://www.richmondgear.com/02powertrax.html

    sorry. powertrax setup not lockrite.
     
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