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Limited Slip?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by eyball, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:49 PM
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    eyball

    eyball [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I could not find this in the search but I am sure its a simple answer. How do I know if my 2005 has a limited slip diff? I am pretty sure it does since I have the tow package but I am just not sure.

    Thanks
     
  2. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:52 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    which truck do you have(5 lug? six lug? trd sport/offroad?) you can also look at the switches to your left......if you have one that says "rr diff lock" than you have a locker, if not, more than likely....its limited slip.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:58 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    also, u can look at the pumpkin in the back (aka big ball in the middle of the 2 rear wheels...lol) and if its an LSD, it'll say "LSD oil" on a sticker.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    eyball

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    I think its the 6 lug. I have to look. Its the SR5 package 4x4 with tow package. It does not have the diff lock button so its not a locker. Just wonder how to verify it has the limited slip or not.
     
  5. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    check the rear diff and see if it has a sticker that says "lsd oil". if its not the locker....its either limited slip(more than likely) or a simple open diff(maybe).
     
  6. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    stratton

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    I have a trd off road with a locker. And if i chose i can use limited slip or the locker.
     
  7. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    lsocoee

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    Most of the trucks are open diff. I didn't want to pay for the TRD sport (which comes with the LSD) and it was hard for the dealer to track down a non TRD with a LSD.
     
  8. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:08 PM
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    oh sorry i get what you are saying. i responded to fast and didnt understand the question. happy hour was rough tonight. haha
     
  9. Feb 27, 2008 at 7:10 PM
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    haha....yeah, but it would be cool if a diff like that was an option!!
     
  10. Feb 28, 2008 at 4:01 AM
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    Thanks guys. I will take a look for the sticker.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2008 at 5:28 AM
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    Burns

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    Take it out to the middle of nowhere and light up the tires real good if you leave two marks with your tires you have LSD.:)
     
  12. Feb 28, 2008 at 5:54 AM
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    I seriously doubt it has LSD, if it's a SR5 without the TRD sport package then it's an open diff, unless you got an after market LSD installed, which I think you would have known if you did that. You got a standard open differential. Tow pkg doesn't call out LSD BTW.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2008 at 6:06 AM
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    I remember alot of the SR5 (non-TRD's) up here in 05 had the Mech LSD in the SR5 package. Now I dont see in that same pkg for 08.

    If your LSD sticker fell off, and you want to be sure, just back on to your neighbor's lawn (the one who's dog shits in your yard), and goose it.

    One tire mark = OPEN
    Two tire marks = LSD

    If LSD, be sure to change the fluid at least every 30K.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2008 at 6:31 AM
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    danusa

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    Just call Toyota and give them your VIN# and they will tell you.
     
  15. Feb 28, 2008 at 6:39 AM
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    +1 That's the way it should be checked.:D
     
  16. Feb 28, 2008 at 7:04 AM
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    Damn right I check mine once a month that way.:burnrubber:
     
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