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Installing a Locker....advice?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ItalynStylion, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. Apr 30, 2012 at 12:34 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    Who here on the forum has installed a new diff? I just bought the No-Slip unit from Powertrax and I'd like to install it myself. I've not seen any writeups on how to install a new type of diff.

    Should I attempt this or what?
     
  2. Apr 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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    landphil

    landphil Wishin' I was Fishin'

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    Do you have a dial indicator, gear marking compound, and the rest of the tools needed? I can also guess that you aren't up to speed on setting up gears, and while its not altogether difficult, it can be a hard concept to learn. If not done right the first time, the consequences are costly. I would recommend doing the R+R of the diff yourself, and getting locker installed / gear setup done by a professional.
     
  3. Apr 30, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Nah, leave it for others. It's not rocket science and you can buy everything you need to do it for the cost you'd pay someone else... but it's still complicated, and there isn't much room for error.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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    ItalynStylion

    ItalynStylion [OP] Sounds Gooooood

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    I was just informed that the rear of the diff doesn't bolt off like 99% of other vehicles....wtf? That whole thing has to come out?

    I'm very handy but I'm a bit nervous at the lack of instructions/directions. If there was a how to thread I'm sure I could do it but I'd rather not wing it.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    It's a removable 3rd member. IDK if its something you can really follow a write-up on.
     
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