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Installed my Detroit Truetrac Thursday Night

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by prophet, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Aug 23, 2008 at 6:35 AM
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    Finally did it! I installed a True trac in my 04 Prerunner Thursday night. It took about 3 1/2 hours using the online service manual as a guide. It works just like they say...seemless engagement and you don't notice it's there. It does leave a nice double burnout in the gravel :bananadance: Actually the install guide tells you to test it in gravel. One tire at a time on gravel with the other on pavement. I just threw that test in for poops and grins.

    I have mixed feelings about testing it in snow since I hate winter but we'll see.
     
  2. Aug 23, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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  3. Aug 23, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    You want to see a pic of my rear end? It doesn't look quite like the one in your avatar. It looks like a differential. It doesn't change the look of it.
     
  4. Aug 23, 2008 at 8:40 AM
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    I'll see if I can figure out how to get pics posted of the truck later on today. Nothing spectacualr except 25000 miles so it's pretty clean.
     
  5. Aug 23, 2008 at 9:06 AM
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    getting there....
    great job getting it installed man!!! be sure to put some weight in the bed when you have snow...............you'll have way better grab and wont spin as much. what gear oil are you using now??
     
  6. Aug 23, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    Valvoline Dura Blend 80-90 Synthetic
     
  7. May 6, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Did you get your old bearings off OK and did use them and any other old parts you could?

    I was going to use any old parts if they looked OK. My 03, 4 cyl, 4x4 has 64k miles on it.

    I found one for $406 on ebay. How much did you find one for and who did you get it from?

    I'm wanting to get one for mine.
     
  8. May 7, 2010 at 2:52 AM
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    I gave 375 for it but that was almost 2 years ago. The only parts needed would be the bearings and I would just press new ones on for as cheap as they are. You don't want any problems there even if the old ones look "good."
     
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