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How big is my REAR END??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MK ULTRA, May 3, 2010.

  1. May 3, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    MK ULTRA

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    I'm thinking about buying a KAZUMA TRD LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL.

    http://home.4x4wire.com/erik/diffs/#ratios

    Can anyone tell me for sure that I have an 8" differential?

    I have a 2003, 4X4, "NON TRD", 5 sp, 2.7 4 cyl. The above site says that I do have a 8" diff.

    Anyone know any problems with these?
     
  2. May 3, 2010 at 1:01 PM
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    MK ULTRA

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    Anybody??
     
  3. May 3, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    BeerHat Got Beer?

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    yes, you do have an 8" rear....lol; man I need to lay off the coffee.

    As far as problems, I had a factory lsd(which I believe is very similar to the on one you are looking at) that was in my 2004 tundra but never really gave me any fits. They will eventually wear out.
     
  4. May 3, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    LSD in a 4x4 lock ur junk man!
     
  5. May 4, 2010 at 5:37 AM
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    What are you talking about?????

    Speak English in complete sentences.
     
  6. May 4, 2010 at 5:50 AM
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    i was just messing around geshh. i was just say that putting an LSD in a 4x4 truck is weird, i personally think you should put in a locking diff.
     
  7. May 4, 2010 at 7:30 AM
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    this big...

    [​IMG]
     
  8. May 4, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I like the LSD because it would be much more reliable, not needing an electric signal to engage, less moving parts and simpler to operate.
     
  9. May 4, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    detroit/eaton true-trac. I asked about the TRD LSD at a drivetrain shop and they said the true-trac is much stronger. plus, its a torsen, without the friction plates that wear out. And it you can use standard gear oil in it without additives...good luck. And don't let the Locker Trolls dissuade you. I have full ARBs in my jeep and haven't needed them yet. Granted, I could get into a situation where they would be needed, but my travels have not taken me there. So it depends on what you will REALISTICALLY will be doing with it. 4wd will get you into and out of most anything.

    Bear in mind that outside the ARB lockers, none of the other options are full case lockers. They will be bullet-proof, while the LSDs and "Lunch-box lockers" are not, and will break easier. Full Detroit Lockers are full case as well, but I wouldn't recommend them if the truck is your daily driver.
     
  10. May 6, 2010 at 5:59 AM
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    It sounds like a good unit but I've still read some reviews where it came apart for some people.

    It could have been installed wrong or they ran it too hard.

    My Taco is a daily driver. I mostly need the LSD for going up my steep gravel driveway. I would also use it in rain and some snow.

    I'll look at both and other units.
     
  11. May 6, 2010 at 6:29 PM
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    There are a handful of Eaton true trac owners who have had problems...they always show up in locker/lsd discussions on jeep forums. I'm trying to decide what to do myself. I like the idea of the torsen lsd (no wire/air lines of any sort), but if it grenades you'll be stranded. ARBs won't grenade unless you are towing a 5k lbs. boat up a sheer rock face, and even then everything else in your axle will go first...I'll probably side with an ARB in the end and get the larger compressor so I can air down/up and fix my own flats on the go, as well as others.

    good luck
     
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