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Gears and Lockers

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Docnessponster91, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:29 PM
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    Docnessponster91

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    2014 Toyota Tacoma, White, Double Cab, short bed Pro comp 6 inch stage II Kit with MX2.75 Coilover front shocks and Pro runner rear shocks 305/70R18 Mickey Thompson ATZP3 Method NVs ARB front bull bar Fab Fours Rear bumper and tire carrier ARB rear locker and compressor G2 456 front/rear gears Leer Truck Shell
    Good Evening TMW,

    any information, recommendations, opinions and/or personal experience with ARB Air Lockers , G2 Gears and CKMA12 Air Compressor?

    Should I start with only the rear locker, or just go for it and install both front and rear lockers and re-gear to 456.

    Any ideas on the OTD price for work like this?
     
  2. Jul 11, 2018 at 6:46 PM
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    Do you wheel hard enough to use them? The rear comes in handy pretty often. But the front is really only necessary for some serious crawling.

    Also as far as labor if you remove the 3rds yourself you can save some cash
     
  3. Jul 11, 2018 at 7:45 PM
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    My truck normally sees off-road environments during the hunting seasons, when we go camping, and occasionally when I have time off work to explore the Los Padres and Angeles National Forest. Therefore I would say I don't do any serious crawling, I imagine the rear locker would be sufficient. However I am looking to get more involved.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    I’d say some good aggressive tires and a rear locker will be plenty for you.
    Arb being top of the line , buy once cry once for sure.
    Gears aren’t really necessary unless you plan on pushing 35s
     
  5. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:26 PM
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  6. Jul 11, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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    I recently installed a 6 inch lift and suspension kit to accommodate my 305/70R18 Mickey Thompson ATZP3's. I went with those since this truck is also my daily driver, therefore a more hybrid tire seemed logical.

    According to other forums and the calculator re-gearing to 456 -488 is sufficient with my new wheels to bring back to factory ratios.

    Thank you for including the links. I will give them a look. I'm presently overseas right now and won't be back for a few months, but I am looking forward to getting back out on the trail and just in time for the Mule Deer opener :D
     

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