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locker question?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by kris219, May 26, 2009.

  1. May 26, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    kris219

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    do tacomas have better performance with the rear diff locker engaged? if so, how does the truck perform at high speeds with the diff locked?
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    You shouldn't use the locker at all unless you need to use it. Do not use it on pavement. The locker should only be used in offroad situations when traction is limited (for instance, boat ramps, on offroad trails, etc).

    If you have a 4WD, then you can only use the locker in 4lo range (from the factory).

    The locker is not designed to give the truck overall performance. It's only there to help you gain traction when you need it. So - if you're stuck somewhere in some mud (for example) and you engage the locker....at that moment, it's the best damn piece of performance you could have.
     
  3. May 27, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    thanks for the advice.
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 11:24 PM
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    oh you guys are no fun. i have a perma-lock in my rear end ( not able to be dis-engauged) and is awesome.... turning is fine as long as you keep your foot slightly on the gas. never ever let off throttle in a turn locked and on pavement. but a solid locked rear en is effin awesome.
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 3:16 AM
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    Your perma-lock is NOT the same as a TRD e-locker.

    I've never heard of perma-lock and tried to research it....but couldn't find any good info.

    Does it pop & bang while you're driving/turning?
     
  6. May 28, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    the name of it is not a perma- lock... i was just stating i am permanently locked. i have the powertrax locker for the tundra rear end(8.4) and your right it isnt like the tacoma e-locker. ive taken those heap of shit lockers you have in your rear end out many many times for friends that would rather run a powertrax. and no it doesn not pop and bang when you are turning, if it does, then more than likely it was et up wrong, or its user error. like i said, a locker can be driven on on asphalt as long as through turns you remain slightly on the throttle. it isnt a spool man... its a locker. huge difference.
     
  7. May 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM
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    a permanently locked diff is a spool and driving around on pavement with your rear-end locked is terrible idea.
     
  8. May 28, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    So it does unlock in a turn.

    [FONT=Arial,Helvetica,Geneva,Swiss,SunSans-Regular]
    http://www.richmondgear.com/powertrax/lroperation.html
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  10. May 28, 2009 at 2:05 PM
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    so what exactly is the difference between the trd e-locker and the others? y is it possible for the others to be driven on the pavement and its a bad idea to drvie with the trd locker engaged?
     
  11. May 28, 2009 at 2:49 PM
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    Lunch Box locker
     
  12. May 28, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    First off....If you have a transer case and 4hi/4lo - you should not drive in 4WD on dry pavement. Here's why:
    http://www.4x4abc.com/4WD101/def_turnpart.html

    For everything they've listed in that article - using the locker only makes those situations even worse.

    There are tons of different traction devices out there.
    Here's another article
    http://www.therangerstation.com/Magazine/Feb 06/tech.htm

    For reference, the toyota e-locker is a *selectable* fulltime locker.
     
  13. May 28, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    that is indeed true. until you really need it and you find something has fouled out with your electrical system. happens more than you would think. hence why you never see a true prerunner/race truck/ buggy/ class one/ class 16/ class 10, etc running a e-locker.
     
  14. May 28, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    now in a RACE would you want to lose 4 minutes trying to play with a damn locker to get it to engage of would you rather have something based off of a ratcheting system that is guaranteed to work? im almost positive we could put that crap e-locker into my rear end and it wouldnt be able to hang with the power of the truck... i think ill stick with my ratcheting type. :rolleyes:
     
  15. May 28, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    was it the factory setup ring and pinion? and i understand u werent talking about a race situation, however... plan and build for the worst. and mind me asking what brand the 2 ratcheting type lockers were that you saw destroyed? because so far we have thrown a detroit into a 823hp car and we sheared driveshafts before the locker even brushed the pimp juice off its boots. and the pwertrax in my truck so far takes 400 like a champ.
     
  16. May 28, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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  17. May 28, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    haha wow. that doesnt sound fun. was it so bad it couldnt be driven or was it just like... oh shit i broke my locker. and once again... goes back into knowing how to drive with a locker. its not something you pick up over night... but sure is fun in the rain making turns hahahah
     
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