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Do any of the first gen Tacos come with a limited slip diff?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Takecover, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    Good morning all, newbie making my first post. :) I have owned several Hi-Lux and one 97 Taco in the past, and none have had a limited slip diff. I do not have the electric locker like the TRD deal. I bought my 01 used, and don't know if the previous owner might have installed it, or if its an option now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am wanting to change all my fluids over to synthetic, and know you may have to run a certain dope for LSD's.
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 5:17 AM
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    I would say....NO, the 1st gens didn't come with LSD's.

    However - I used to own a 96 Tacoma Service manual. Inside that service manual was diagrams for an LSD differential. Soooo...... I'm guessing somewhere in the world, the LSD's were available (or else it wouldn't be in the service manual).

    You might be able to tell...if you jack up the rear of the vehicle and spin the tires manually. If the opposite wheel spins in the opposite direction - then you probably have an OPEN diff. I have an LSD and when I manually turn my wheels, the opposite wheel kinda 'hiccups' in the same direction. It's hard to say.....but worth a try to check.
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    Thanks, well, I jacked it up and the wheels do turn opposite ways when I spin them off the ground. Def a sign that it is open. Strangely enough, I have an 87 Grand National that has a OE LSD that has never in its life only spun 1 tire, and they turn is opposite directions as well. I have owned about a dozen Fox body Mustangs, all with OE LSD rears, and all of those cars tires both spun the same direction with the rear tires off the ground. I am so lost. :confused:
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    Do you have the 8 inch ring gear? If so, this is a smoking deal.

    TRD LSD FOR YOUR 96-2004 TACOMA V6 4WD OR V6 PRE RUNNER WITH OUT ELECTRIC LOCKER, TUNDRA, AND T100 ALL WITH 8INCH RING GEAR.


    KAZUMA TRD LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
    Item# 00646-41301-100
    Regular price: $549.00
    Sale price: $299.00

    http://yhst-99618682857744.stores.yahoo.net/trdkazamalsd.html
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    The TRD LSD was a dealer-installed accessory available at the point of sale in at least some pre-2005 years (2001 - 2004 for sure). No 1995.5 - 2004 Tacoma left the factory with an LSD, and the LSD was never listed as a factory option, during that period.
     
  6. May 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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    And I've heard the same thing......you can't tell for sure.

    In terms of fluid.....I don't think there's any problems with using LSD additives in an open diff. Shouldn't hurt anything (if that's your question of adding it just in case but not sure if you need it)

    Or - you could just put the recommended diff oil in without the LSD additive ....and go out and drive a few tight 8 circles in both directions and maybe in a day or so (guessing) you'll know whether you have the LSD (because it'll start getting 'grabby' and acting weird)
     
  7. May 2, 2010 at 4:48 PM
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    Why won't these fit a 4 cyl, 4X4, Non TRD?

    The 4X4 2.7 4 cyl does have an 8 inch diff.

    That would be a good price on a good LSD.

    Any advice is appreciated.

    $300 would be a great price for one of these.
     
  8. May 2, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    Good point, thanks for your input! I shall try adding the friction modifier, it can't hurt :) Tonight it was really wet, and one time I had posi, one time I didn't. How could I tell if I have an 8 inch rear? That is a smoking deal on the diff!

    Jimmy
     
  9. Jan 27, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    If you get the kazuma lsd for your 1st gen taco 8" rear and you want new diff bearings your part# is 90366-51001 x2 from toyota only ,you can't buy anywere else , dont get the timken 32010x they are wrong .
     
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