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Locker question (I read lots of other threads)

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by KCMAtacoma, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Jun 3, 2009 at 2:36 AM
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    KCMAtacoma

    KCMAtacoma [OP] Member

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    I'm looking for an answer more suitable to me so I'll just ask my question, I bought a 2007 tacoma 4x4 SR5 6 speed manual, it was on the lot and I saved a lot of money but as I look into it I want an lsd or locker. I drive a lot of highway to work (600 miles 1000km w/e) but then I have to go out into the back country. A lot of those roads are basically one long mud pit in the spring and just plain bad the rest of the year. This part of the journey is only about 60 miles. When I'm at home playing I don't do too much extreme offroad (not much to be found around here) but I do like to dig. I'm also looking into the URD supercharger. I do race the odd friend on pavement etc. Now with all of this into account do I want a lsd or a locker? I see ARB is highly recommended and there is a dealership less than 15 miles from my house, I don't know their cost but in the end it's not my biggest concern, please I need input on what the "pros" would suggest for my needs...
     
  2. Jun 3, 2009 at 2:49 AM
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    KCMAtacoma

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    nope not at a track it's a road 20 miles from anywhere 5 mile stretch between my parents place and their nearest neighbor, my dad don't care and his neighbor comes to watch... probably couldn't make the road any flatter if you had a grader, and you can see 10 miles in every direction... and wheat fields on both sides... but I won't mention it any more, hopefully I get more opinions on what I should get... thanks for the comment :)
     
  3. Jun 3, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    Janster

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    Definately get an ARB locker in the rear.

    It's selectable - so you engage it (turn it on) when you need it.

    When it's off (disengaged), your truck will be the same as it is now (Open differential). It doesn't affect street manners and its a FULL LOCKER - which locks up both rear wheels together (no slippage, nothing, fully locked). They run on air to engage, disengage them. So you'd also need an air supply (ARB has a small air compressor that does the trick - but any small air compressor will do).

    They are expensive, but well worth the money. They need to be installed properly and accurately or else the investment is toast. I'd highly recommend a professional installation.

    I have two ARB lockers on my Jeep and they've been working awesome since 99 without any problems.
     
  4. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    i was reading on a 4wheelparts magazine that they have a new e-locker for some diffs. you should look into that. If your going to put a supercharger, i would not recommend getting the toyota e locker, as i have heard of some people blowing their gears from all the torque. Stay with the 8.4" dif and find a locker for it somewhere, either arb or an e locker of some sort. I don't recommend detroit auto lockers, they're great for offroading, but can be annoying when turning on pavement.
     
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