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how would you install a locker?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rberumen2, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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    rberumen2

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    I have a prerunner and i was wondering if anyone knew the steps to install a lock on it? or if its even worth it?
     
  2. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:50 AM
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    Yup, I would say do it, depending on what you want to do with it.
     
  3. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:51 AM
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    A lock or a read diff locker?
     
  4. Dec 17, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    i would guess he means a real locker. like an air locker
     
  5. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    do some research if you want a selectable locker swap in a TRD Off Road diff or go arb air locker.

    if you want cheap get a detroit locker or something similar

    or you can buy a limited slip unit.

    whatever you choose take it to a reputable off road shop or transmission shop they will work on diffs as well
     
  6. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    you're lookin loike $500 after install for a drop in/lunchbox locker type thing.. true trac, detroit and a few more.
    air locker or selectable lockers will cost you around $1200 ???
     
  7. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    Can't just swap a TRD E-locker diff, has to be the whole axle.
     
  8. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:07 PM
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    or get someone who knows how to install one of these with the proper tool to give you a hand
     
  9. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    thats what i mean the pumpkin internals and axels
     
  10. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    and housing..............:p
     
  11. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:13 PM
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    nah don't need no stinkin housing
     
  12. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:14 PM
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    over-rated? cuz it won't fit a non trd axle housing.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:22 PM
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    i mean at all rock it without them all together :headbang:
     
  14. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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  15. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    so what would be a good cheap locker you would recommend without naming all of them LOL what kind of equipment would i need?
     
  16. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    power-trax or detroit trutrac.

    Basic hand tools should be it.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    A lock rite is about as cheap as you can go. It is a good locker if your looking for a lunch box locker, but some people do not like the way they engage and disengage. They can be a little noisy, and make a loud clunk on occasion. You can do the whole install for under $300. Locker, gear oil, and the gasket that goes between the third member and the housing.
     
  18. Dec 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM
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    Lincoln lock it.
     
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