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Locker... How Hard?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Evans381, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Evans381

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    I have my 06 prerunner SR5. Just wondering how expensive and time consuming it would be to install one. Thanks
     
  2. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:12 AM
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    AR_Taco

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    What type of locker are you wanting(selectable, auto, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic)? And also what is your mechnic skills? Have you ever put a rear end together?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    DanGer

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    It is definitely and advance level instalation. Think, you have to get in and work with the gears in the rear. As far as cost, depends what you want!
     
  4. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:16 AM
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    Evans381

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    Just the selectable I suppose. Just like the one in our TRD's. And no I prolly don't have the experience but I would get help and do it right.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:19 AM
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    98tacoma27

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  6. Jun 11, 2009 at 1:18 PM
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    yosh2000

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    most say its cheaper/better to do an ARB if you want a selectable locker.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    Depends on what you want...

    Cheapest & easiest option - a lunchbox locker
    http://www.offroaders.com/tech/Lunchbox-lockers.htm
    It has some 'street' characteristics/manners that you might want to do some research on. Aussie locker is a good one...
    The lunchbox lockers are full time, all the time.

    Expensive option - a selectable locker like ARB. There are others, just not sure they make them for Tacomas. ARB (and similar) requires a professional level of an install because it also requires a gearing setup. ARB requires an air supply also.
    ARB's are the most ideal way to lock your vehicle because your differential stays OPEN for the best 'streetability'.
    Use the search feature and www.google.com to find more info.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    jonny

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