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Locker Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BIGGJERRYC, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    BIGGJERRYC

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    I am asking because of a conversation at work. Badass Ford F150 guys were bashing my "jap crap". How original.... -____-

    How strong is the rear locker in our trucks? If I were to do the locker mod, lock it, and slide it around on street, would it hold up?

    No im not going to test it and find out, Im just genuinely curious.
     
  2. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:54 PM
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    capetaco12

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    You will generally break the 8" ring gear first:p
     
  3. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If you want to slide around, to it on a track, or off road. The axel is equivelant to a Dana 44.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    steve o 77

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  5. Jan 20, 2012 at 4:00 PM
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    And generally, a ring gear is pretty difficult to break, so if i am comprehending this correctly, the locker is very strong?

    And no showing off for me anyways. Maybe If i could afford to replace my rear... whatever else would go wrong haha
     
  6. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    capetaco12

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    It would take a great feat of awesomeness to break it with stock tires on it:D
     
  7. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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    Yeah, that makes sense. The stock tires would slip under pressure easier than aftermarket. I also didnt fully understand how the locked worked. I did my research and now realize thats its a strong design
     
  8. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:48 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    I don't think I've heard of anyone breaking a locker. I think a few had issues with pinions, the rest are all broken ring gears.

    So basically almost every 8" rear end that's broke has been ring gears.

    In other words, the locker is plenty strong.
     
  9. Jan 20, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Yea i got cromo gears on order:D If i have the time im also going to drive them up the road and get them cryo treated.
     
  10. Jan 21, 2012 at 1:18 AM
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    3 4WD Tacomas with a Toyota locker, together totalling over 260,000 miles, never a rear (or any driveline) problem.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2012 at 1:21 AM
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    Konaborne

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    12 year old truck, 0 locker problems (knock on wood)
     
  12. Jan 21, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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    i drive with my rear locked on pavement all the time since its an auto locker... it will break the tires loose and i havent had a failure yet:pray:
     
  13. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    58k on the ticker and four sets of broken rear ring and pinion gears..last set was the pinion gear that broke about a month ago, and many other various broken parts to include a cracked frame and a transmission cross member with several major cracks. although i cant complain just because i go where no IFS taco should go in the first place, it's still a bummer when one go's. i'm hard on my junk:D plus i tow with it on occasion:p


    but never an issue with the rear locker itself. that thing is nearly indestructible, as long as you engage it under 5mph!..i have a 3rd torn a part so i'll take some pics of the actual locker sometime tonight..

    here are some pics and a video to show the kinds of abuse that the rear locker can with stand without breaking.

    The Hammers..one of the many trails as used by the KOH race:
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    At Calico..i never made it up..my long wheel base prevented me from doing so, buy at least i tried..more fun then driving on hard packed sand all day
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS1YhEgFSKk&list=UUMuWNhP75QxUWGf14kU7_tA&index=13&feature=plcp
     
  14. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:45 PM
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    Great stuff Monkey... I think you could make it to Mision Santa Maria! ;)
     
  15. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    if that big ass motor home with a dana70 duelly rear end can make it then so should my neighbors stock AWD RAV4 but thanks none the less :thumbsup:
     
  16. Jan 22, 2012 at 7:52 PM
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    Only if the RAV4 has 9"+ min. ground clearance, and low range... and a rear locker. I was just joking with you, you know. LOL
     
  17. Jan 22, 2012 at 8:03 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    minus 6" on the dana70 pumpkin just because of it's huge size..why no Rock Crawler runs a dana70 because you"re loosing ground clearance with that ginormous thing..even with a shave kit..just saying cuz if he can get through then..... anyone can :D

    Have a great night!
     
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