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hub lockers on 1st gens

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by TACOMABOSS, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:10 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    Ive always wondered why only certain tacomas come with lockers when others dont. Its usually the 1995-2000 body style. Ive seen some without the TRD package that have lockers and even without any options.. a base truck that comes factory with lockers. Why do some come with lockers and some dont? thanks in advance
     
  2. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    The TRD Off-Road package that came with 1st gens includes a rear locking differential. The base models don't. Some people don't need it, others do. $ comes into account here too. It was more expensive off the lot with the TRD package. Resale value is higher too. Toyota doesn't make any truck that are non-TRD that have lockers. I love mine.
     
  3. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:18 PM
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    Well i know that. I meant hub lockers. In the front
     
  4. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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    IIRC toyota introduce ADD in 2001, and maybe the limiteds had ADD before?
     
  5. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:21 PM
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    forgive me. im a nube... what is ADD? besides the mental ADD lol
     
  6. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:24 PM
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    automatic disconnecting differential.

    early models (1995-1997) had manual hubs I believe. After that only a select few had them till 2001 when they switched all models over to ADD.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    Mine is a 96 without manual hubs. One of my friends has a 99 base truck (no TRD) and he has manual hubs
     
  8. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    I like my manual front hubs,....


    wish i had a rear locker
     
  9. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    however to confuse you further more some people do convert their tacos with the Automatic Discconnecting Differential ( say that 10x fast) to manuals
     
  10. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    Really? well I learned something today. I do know that after 2000 none had manual hubs from the factory.

    I wish I had them.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:28 PM
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    wow. well Toyota couldnt have made it any more complicated if they tried
     
  12. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    well you can just take a glance at the front hubs to find out what it has. Not very complicated at all.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:32 PM
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    how do I know if I have auto locking hubs? Although im pretty positive i dont. I was trying to figure out what gave tacomas manual locking hubs from the factory. not aftermarket
     
  14. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    instead of having to go outside to enalble 4wd you can do it all from the inside, also your hubs wont have a lock or unlock position, just a black cap
     
  15. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    auto:
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    Manual:
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  16. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    so its either one or the other? nothing inbetween?
     
  17. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    yup
     
  18. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    so I have auto locking hubs? huh. interesting
     
  19. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:41 PM
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    Yeah you got the sucky ones like me (IMO). The advantage of manual hubs is that none of the front driveline is spinning when in 2wd saving a minute ammount of fuel and some wear and tear. Also manual hubs allow the use of low range in 2wd for things like backing up trailers.
     
  20. Oct 31, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    :mad: damn i wish i had manual hubs
     
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