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Diff types?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Blackdawg, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. Sep 11, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    Will these diffs swap strait into my tacoma?

    Rear 8" RD23 + 5.29 Yukon gears in a 4 cylinder housing
    Front 7.5" RD90 IFS + 5.29 gears

    they are ARB locker diffs and come with the original 4.10 gears too. And a compressor..for only 750 bucks...so i hope they can be swaped on to my truck? Or maybe will just the ARBs swap into my diffs??
     
  2. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    anyone? Id love to have lockers on my truck!
     
  3. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    I would think they would. Im sure someone else will chime in to confirm. Lockers front and rear would be sweeeeeeeeet.
     
  4. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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    i know right? id love to have em since i am open in both now :(


    So this is what i have found so far.
    I am pretty sure i can use the RD90 on my front diff for sure.
    so even if the rear doesn't fit, a front locker and air compressor for that price is hard to pass up, and a locker is a locker....i think ill email the guy.
     
  5. Sep 11, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    Good idea, you could always sell the rear if it doesnt fit. Make sure to bring spare CVs with you on the trail :D
     
  6. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    oooo hadn't thought of that...good idea tho as well!
     
  7. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    If the rear is a non TRD gear set and you also have a non TRD rear axle housing, the gear should fit. Are the gears from the 8" TRD axle or from the 8.4" (it really is only an 8") non TRD axle? 4 cylinder/V6 shouldn't matter. I'm pretty sure the front diff is the same on all the 4x4s, the only differences maybe be ADD/manual hubs.

    Here's some more diff info
     
  8. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Thanks for the info!

    ANd here is all the info i have so far..

    Selling a complete ARB Air Locker system for 1986 through 1995 Toyota pickups and 4Runners.

    Rear 8" RD23 + 5.29 Yukon gears in a 4 cylinder housing
    Front 7.5" RD90 IFS + 5.29 gears
    ARB compressor
    ARB switches and wiring with a bracket to install the switch in place of the cubby under the radio
    Original 4.10 front and rear gears and differentials (loose in boxes)

    Would prefer to sell complete.

    So i know the Front one will fit. And maybe the rear? As its for the 8'' housing which is what i have right? Im guessing this guy was running it in an earlier truck..
     
  9. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    $750 is a steal.


    I know older trucks have a spanner type setup to adjust gears, but the Tacoma (8.4) uses a shim style system instead.



    :confused:
     
  10. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:41 AM
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    Okay see thats were im confused. So i do have the "8.4"" diff? (i know its still an 8'') in my tacoma? hmmmm so maybe the RD23 wont fit in mine..From what i am seeing the RD23 is for the actuall 8'' V6/Trubo diff.. :(
     
  11. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    I think physically the carrier/diff it will fit because the housings are just slightly bigger on the two(8" and 8.4)..but like I said I'm not 100% sure it'll work because of adjustment mechanisms.


    You could call ARB
     
  12. Sep 11, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    P.S. I've wanted an MKIII Supra forever :spy:
     
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    Yea i think i will call them. And i know right? :D supras are the shit...well MKIIIs..MKIVs are sweet too...but i could never own one because of FF lol But yea ever since i saw an MKIII i wanted one, so when one popped up randomly in my town for sale i bought it :D been a bigger money pit them my truck lol
     
  14. Sep 11, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Bump any one have any more info?? Shouldave named the thread differently lol
     
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    Monte, that 8.0 diff will not fit your rear axle housing. The 8.0 and 8.4 refer to ring gear size. Yours is an 8.4 if it is a open diff (not trd e-locker).
     
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    Okay, but can i put the locker into my diff? Thats what im more concerned about as id do that anyways since the ones he is selling comes with 5.29 GR :eek: lol i don't need a crawler lol
     
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    Thank man, so far i havn't heard back from the guy :(
     
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    Yea i kno, its BA30 i think. The 4.10s. Im just waiting for the guy to email me back and then call ARB to see if it'll swap over.
     
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