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diff swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jgp, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    hello to all !!

    I own a 2006 prerunner double cab 2 wheel drive, I want to swap the limited slip diff with a locking diff, what is it going to take for this to happen? Is it possible ??

    Thank you
     
  2. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    there are other threads ive read on just this topic and i think the conclusion was that its cheaper to install on ARB locking diff then to swap the whole axle with the TRD OR one.
     
  4. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    the truck has a limited slip diff in it now. I want to remove it & install a locking diff.is this not possible??
     
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    Yes with an aftermarket unit but no you cannot just swap in a Toyota locking diff. The axles are different.
     
  6. Sep 2, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    the limited slip in these things are pretty good as it is, like the others said it would be alot simpler and probably alot cheaper to just pull the limited slip out, and install a locker.
     
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    Thank-you !!
    I will look in the buy/sell/trade area.

    sorry for posting this here, newbee fupu
     
  8. Sep 2, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    Everyone else is correct. You have an 8.4 axle. The TRD OR has an 8.0. You would have to swap the entire axle. Would be better and easier to install an ARB or Detroit locker in the rear.

    COuple names come to mind,
    dtrujillo63 has installed an ARB in the rear of his

    Sarah from All Pro has a detroit in the rear of her Tacoma.
     
  9. Sep 2, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    has any one atempted this?? if so idea of $$.$$$??

    Thank you
     
  10. Sep 2, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    Yes. It really depends how much you find the axle for. The wiring you need is in my other post.
     
  11. Sep 2, 2011 at 11:21 AM
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    I found the carrier/diff for $ 850.00 + shipping, I was thinking the axles would have to be changed,but did not know. Im sure glad I found you guys.This place is great!!!

    Thank you
     
  12. Sep 2, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    Just the 3rd member for $800 or the whole axle housing like as in everything between the brakes?

    If you want a locker for your axle contact ECGS. They send you a 3rd member with the gearing you want ready to go in. http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/
     
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    It was just the member they quoted me,It was coming out of a wrecked '08 with 43,478 miles, but ecgs looks like they got everything. Im going to call & get a quote from them.

    Thanks For Everything !!!
     
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