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diy front truetac install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. Jul 31, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    I'm planning on installing a detroit truetrac in the front of my taco, me and my dad installed one in the rear couple months ago and I love it, has anyone else installed a truetrac or any other locker/lsd I'm the front of their tacoma, any input would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Jan 13, 2012 at 7:54 AM
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    im curious about a front lsd for my truck instead of locker because of breaking cv axles with the locker
     
  3. Jan 13, 2012 at 9:50 AM
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    oh awesome. they do make a powertrax lockright for front axles dont they?
     
  4. Jan 13, 2012 at 12:07 PM
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    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    A litte OT, but you get snow in NC Ryan? I was thinking about a truetrac, but I cant find any reviews in the snow on a DD.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    I belive you can modify your cv to run a truetrac on a ADD truck (need to talk to ECGS) . If you have manual hubs no problems.
     
  6. Jan 16, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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    if you have add then i wouldnt recommend a lunchbox locker maybe a arb something selectable, if your running manual hubs then i recommend a aussie locker.
     
  7. Jan 16, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    aussie it is then!!!
     
  8. Jan 16, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    F all that BS about a mechanical locker up front. I ran one in the snow for 5 months and never had a problem in 4wd. Same with the rear, never had one issue. :confused: Meh. L2Drive with it :D
     
  9. Jan 18, 2012 at 9:46 AM
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    can the ADD be wired to disconect each side seperatly?
     
  10. Jan 18, 2012 at 9:48 AM
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    In order to install a front locker, you first need a front differential ;) :D
     
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    thanks for the info update but im trying to pick a front diff to buy to do all of this. . . :cool:
     
  12. Jan 18, 2012 at 12:15 PM
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    4wd toyota enthusiast, the magazine, did a whole DIY article on installing a front Aussie locker. I think it was the June or July issue. Detailed everything with pics.
     
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    dang it i just wanna know if the ADD can be modified to be selectable from inside the truck via switch!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Jan 19, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    well if your a prerunner and your looking for a diff do this. Find either a ADD or Non-ADD diff and spindles,cvs, and hubs from a non-ADD truck. I have a ADD diff that i modified the actuator to stay locked all the time with manual hubs. If your in alpharetta i seen a CL post for a whole front end from a Non-ADD tacoma for like $250 i think somewhere around atlanta
     
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    Great but no need for a front anything if you have a Prerunner, since that means you're 2wd.


    No, i don't believe so. The disconnect point is the transfer case.

    So you're doing a 2wd to 4wd conversion?

    Well Add, being the opposite of manual hubs as i understand it, does imply that it is selectable from inside the cab. I think most add taco's use an electronic switch but some use a mechanical J-shifter. It would depend on which one you buy.
     
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    that guy already sold that front end unfortunately na dit was the wrong gearing to match my rear end 4.56 gear. im still searching for more info. i have also been looking into centrifugal super chargers as they are by far more efficient than roots type that come with a trd package. still need to find some more info on it though
     
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    I understand all that's needed to have 4WD. I was just giving Nick shit for being 2WD asking about a front locker. :D Just a joke.

    IMO do your 4WD conversion first (well...actually just sell your prerunner and buy a 4x4 and save yourself the headache and time of the conversion) then figure out if you really NEED a front locker. There are plenty of people who get through lots of tough situations without a front locker.

    Not to mention...personally I would rather have a selectable locker in the front so it doesn't affect normal street driveability.
     
  20. Jan 20, 2012 at 7:08 AM
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    A selectable locker up front will not affect normal driving unless. You are driving around in 4x4. If your looking for a front different with 4.56 gears then good luck I'd find whatever was available and re-gear it. To answer the precious question yes an electric add actuator can be wires to a remote switch in the cab BUT a vacuum actuator can not be to my knowledge.
     
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