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Diff Locker Question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by slimcubby, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Feb 20, 2009 at 1:19 AM
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    I dont think thats the right thing ur looking for. That is saying it engages when power and disengages when u let off the gas. I dont think its the same thing. Let others chime in though.

    But if you got the $ definitely get the locker. I love mine!
     
  3. Feb 20, 2009 at 2:12 AM
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    You need an ARB air locker
     
  4. Feb 20, 2009 at 2:27 AM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    ^^^^ what delmarva said.....
     
  5. Feb 20, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    That is what is referred to as a lunchbox locker or Automatic lockers.

    Yes, it can work but you should do some research before installing it.

    They are a permanent locker that's constantly working. It is not daily-driver friendly unless you're willing to put up with the mannerisms. They can POP and BANG while driving to release torque that builds up in the diff. They give the truck a different driving characteristic (aceleration, turning, etc) and you have to be careful driving in snow/wet.

    Do not install one of these in the front diff.

    Scroll down to Automatic Lockers:
    http://www.offroaders.com/tech/limited-slip-lockers-differentials.htm

    Although an ARB is the most expensive, it's the BEST for all around purposes of daily driving & offroading.
     
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    Thanks guys! I am going to look into the ARB air locker. That seems to be a better choice. I thought the one above locked only under slippage. Guess that was wrong lol.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    ^ yeah, you can get a Lock Right.

    Some guys over at TTORA have them in new gen tacos.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    The "click" is hit or miss, IMO. Seems like some installs are louder than others. (this opinion based on Lock-Rights in pre-05 tacos/runners)

    Some are very noticeable and some are very dull and easy to drown out. I have no idea why.
     
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    I like the inexpensive idea of the lunch box locker. But since I use my truck a lot for work would you recommend going this route? I clean pools so drive from house to house every day. If not I'm guessing the ARB air locker is what I should do. I wish there was a kit that initiated the lock only when slipping.
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Too bad you didnt post up wanting a locker about a week and a half ago. TRDparts4U had an ARB listed on ebay that was forgotten stock they found and listed it for only $450 BIN +25 shipping. It was a steal, I almost bought it.
     
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    Now I'm depressed lol.
     
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Yeah me too. It actually didnt sell the first time around, then they relisted it and I was about to buy it but it was sold when I went to get it. Damn:( Oh well, ended up using the money for something else for my truck. I'm on my way to go pick up a used Warn XD9000i multimount winch in a few min.
     
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    Look into the Detroit TruTrac. It is not selectable, although appears to be exactly what you are looking for based on the quote. The TruTrac is considerably less expensive (about half the cost installed) than the ARB and has a very good reputation for reliability and strength.


    http://www.eaton.com/EatonCom/Produ...ducts/Differentials/DetroitTruetrac/index.htm
     
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    Nice! When you mean its not selectable does that mean you can't turn it on or off it does that by itself? I am going to give them a call and see what they have to offer our trucks. Thanks!
     
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    Does anybody know if there is a part # for the Detroit TruTrack LSD? I also heard of a guy having a problem with the bults revers threading out and damaging his whole rear end... Hope its something they fixed.
     
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    perfect timing on this thread, I was just kinda kicking myself in the ass for not getting the TRD with the locker :(
    I was thinking about getting dealer parts if they use the same rear end. I have a friend who can get parts at cost from toyota. Or should I just go after market? It's mostly a daily driver, but I do like to go fast in the dirt.
    but this peg leg doesn't cut it.
     
  17. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:32 PM
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    I would recommend aftermarket. I have heard that the stock isn't as good as the aftermarket stuff. But I might be wrong. How much can you get the rear locker for from your guy?
     
  18. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    To add, when Janster said they will "pop" and "BANG" she meant they will POP and BANG.
     
  19. Feb 21, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    So I am still on the fence as to what I should get? Should I go ARB Air Locker? Or Eaton "Detroit TrueTrac"?
     
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    Lol was that for the lunchbox locker? I am not going to go that route since I don't want to have my rear end fully locked at all times. I think the LSD from Eaton is the way to go.
     
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