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Front Differential

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by groink, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    groink

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    I lent my brother-in-law my taco over my christmas break and needless to say i should have went over my 4x4 with him... 70mph on dry roads in 4wd took care of the rest... so i'm in the market for a new front differential, i can't afford to take it to the dealership and the truck is stuck in central kansas for now. if i was to get a salvaged front diff what years could i pull it from and could i look at 4runners? I have a 96 taco 4x4 4cyl excab... any ideas??? thanks.
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    BirdTRD

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    It doesn't matter what you can afford. What can your brother-in-law afford. I'm pretty sure 4runner front ends will work but don't quote me on that.

    If I was you, it would be solid axle swap time!
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    Yeah man...Your brother in law needs to own up.
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    Your BIL caused the problem.
    He should pay!

    Running on dry roads.... he should have noticed the fighting of the front end binding!

    His problem.... unless you don't ever expect to see him again.
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 at 10:56 AM
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  6. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    agree with everything above...
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 at 11:24 AM
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    once in a while, someone on TTORA sells their front end... see if you can find a front diff that way...

    as for the brother in law, you did say you should have went over the 4x4 with him, so might be hard to completely blame him and make him pay for everything... depends how much you value the family relationship...

    but to the issue at hand and getting the truck back, definitely look into a used front diff form someone at TTORA...
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    how old is your brother in law? he should have noticed or known...
     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 at 2:53 PM
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  12. Jan 8, 2010 at 3:17 PM
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    So it would work?


    One more question
    What are his gear ratios? I would think that he's got the 4.10's because he's a 4 banger.
     
  13. Jan 8, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    I would double check but I think they both use a 7.5. I was saying it looks great for the price. New (maybe reman) from Toyota for $350 - If I needed one, I would pull the trigger.
     
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    Yeah. I thought that was cheap to. And it wasn't a chinese one, it had a toyota parts sticker.
     
  15. Jan 8, 2010 at 3:36 PM
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    check here (the price of that ebay one for a toyota oe or reman is a very good price). He may need to swap out the vacuum mechanism but maybe not...

    Do some homework here: http://home.4x4wire.com/erik/diffs/
     
  16. Jan 8, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    What gears are in your truck?
     
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