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Info on Detroit truetrac install

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    daystar 2.5in suspension lift kit, detroit truetrac in rear, custom transfer case skidplate, deckplate mod, green high-performance drop in filter, Huskyliner floor mats, 31x10.50 wild country radial mtx tires, yakima roof rack, load warrior basket, stubbs welding rock sliders, arb front bumper with warn 9,000lb winch and procomp black series 100w offroad lights, trail-gear rear bumper, borla exhaust, blacked out factory wheels, shovel mounted on roof rack, de-mudflaped
    Has anyone out there installed a detroit truetrac limited slip in the rear of their 8.4" 1 gen taco? Do you have any pictures and info on the installation, how hard was it?, do you need any special tools other than a press? I am planning on ordering one either tomorrow or over the weekend for mine and am planning for me and my dad to do the install ours selves, any info or tips would be very helpful. thanks
     
  2. May 18, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    GATACO

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    Well how did it go I have been looking at doing that install.
     
  3. May 19, 2010 at 3:52 PM
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    daystar 2.5in suspension lift kit, detroit truetrac in rear, custom transfer case skidplate, deckplate mod, green high-performance drop in filter, Huskyliner floor mats, 31x10.50 wild country radial mtx tires, yakima roof rack, load warrior basket, stubbs welding rock sliders, arb front bumper with warn 9,000lb winch and procomp black series 100w offroad lights, trail-gear rear bumper, borla exhaust, blacked out factory wheels, shovel mounted on roof rack, de-mudflaped
    The truetrac should be here in the morning so I'm planing on putting it in this weekend if everything goes right
     
  4. May 20, 2010 at 9:21 AM
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    Wreckless_71

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    Sick man... what do you have for a rear end in your yota? I have what appears to be the same truck and I wanna do the same thing. Let me know how it goes, also where did you order yours..?
     
  5. May 21, 2010 at 6:54 AM
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  6. May 22, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    daystar 2.5in suspension lift kit, detroit truetrac in rear, custom transfer case skidplate, deckplate mod, green high-performance drop in filter, Huskyliner floor mats, 31x10.50 wild country radial mtx tires, yakima roof rack, load warrior basket, stubbs welding rock sliders, arb front bumper with warn 9,000lb winch and procomp black series 100w offroad lights, trail-gear rear bumper, borla exhaust, blacked out factory wheels, shovel mounted on roof rack, de-mudflaped
    I ordered mine from a place in hickory nc called RIDES, there phone number is 828 465 3800, I got it from them cause they are like 30min from my house if I have any questions
     
  7. May 22, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    daystar 2.5in suspension lift kit, detroit truetrac in rear, custom transfer case skidplate, deckplate mod, green high-performance drop in filter, Huskyliner floor mats, 31x10.50 wild country radial mtx tires, yakima roof rack, load warrior basket, stubbs welding rock sliders, arb front bumper with warn 9,000lb winch and procomp black series 100w offroad lights, trail-gear rear bumper, borla exhaust, blacked out factory wheels, shovel mounted on roof rack, de-mudflaped
    Oh and as for what kind of rear end, all the non elocker trucks had the infamus 8.4in rearend (however the ring gear actually measures 8in)
     
  8. May 31, 2010 at 3:11 PM
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    daystar 2.5in suspension lift kit, detroit truetrac in rear, custom transfer case skidplate, deckplate mod, green high-performance drop in filter, Huskyliner floor mats, 31x10.50 wild country radial mtx tires, yakima roof rack, load warrior basket, stubbs welding rock sliders, arb front bumper with warn 9,000lb winch and procomp black series 100w offroad lights, trail-gear rear bumper, borla exhaust, blacked out factory wheels, shovel mounted on roof rack, de-mudflaped
    I put the truetrac in this weekend and it wasn't bad at all, there is nothing to set up in a toyota rearend, I love it what little I've been off road since then and u can't feel it at all on road
     
  9. May 31, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    It is not hard at all.

    You just need to follow the proceedure in the Toyota FSM.

    The only special tool you will need is a dial indicator to check the back lash.

    Couple of tricks. Make sure you don't mix up the shim packs. What comes out of the right side, put back in the right side and do the same for the left. Chances are that will get your back lash either right on or very, very close.

    Next is don't try and remove the carrier bearings form the current diff. You will likely mess them up even if you use the correct bearing puller. It is just faster and easier to get new carrier bearings from Toyota. If you don't have a shop press, you can get a shop to press them on for you before you even pull your current diff.

    G
     
  10. Aug 20, 2014 at 7:47 PM
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    Any pics from anyone? I want this in my 2011
     
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