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locker.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 08pretaco, Aug 7, 2009.

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which locker?

Poll closed Sep 6, 2009.
  1. ARB

    58 vote(s)
    90.6%
  2. Detroit

    6 vote(s)
    9.4%
  1. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:40 AM
    #1
    08pretaco

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    keeping cost in mind but not skimping on qualify, ease of use, and functionality tell me which one you think would be better and justify why you believe that

    was reading 4 wheeler i believe it was and decided against the auburn for some reason and narrowed it between the two
     
  2. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    chris4x4

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    ARB...Proven locker
     
  3. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    Janster

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    ARB all the way!
     
  4. Aug 7, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    drew02a

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    My vote is for ARB, but if you decide to get an auto-locker, I would suggest the Powertrax No-Slip or Lock Right over the Detroit.
     
  5. Aug 7, 2009 at 10:11 AM
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    derekabraham

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    x4 on the ARB.
     
  6. Aug 7, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    WhatThePho?

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  7. Aug 7, 2009 at 12:59 PM
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    drew02a

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    I don't think Auburn makes a locker for the Tacoma.

    Your only aftermarket option for a switchable locker is ARB.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    I would never get a detroit unless I had an off road only rig.. I want selectable locker!
     
  9. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    petersharp

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    If was modding my expensive Taco, I'd put in the best (ARB).

    IfI was building an old, cheap beater of a trail rig, it'd have a Detroit.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    ARB I like switching from open to locked with the flip of two switches.
     
  11. Aug 7, 2009 at 2:58 PM
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    jonny

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    no brainer man.
    detroits are for old dedicated trail rigs.

    arb ftw.

    toyota trd locker.... ahah
     
  12. Aug 7, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    toyota trd is good too, but the electric locker is way more "fragile" than an air one (especially to water, mud and others)

    I have a full rear axle for sale with a locker if someone is interested:)
     
  13. Aug 7, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    ARB lockers are selectable...meaning that you decide when you need it. when i installed a front locker on my rig i decided to go with an ARB locker..i get to decide when i need it.

    detroits, lockrites, and auburns etc. etc. are all good stuff but are not selectable. bottom line is, it all comes down to what you think is most suitable for your driving style, what you think is best for your truck, and how much you wanna pay.
     
  14. Aug 7, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Incognito

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    Definitely ARB...
     
  15. Aug 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM
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    BeachBoy

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    I know allpro has a detroit, but if you drive in snow, or not only off road, you really want selectable..

    this all pro truck never sees slippery roads and mostly off road
     
  16. Aug 7, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    I'm running ARBs front and rear, wouldn't have it any other way.
     
  17. Aug 8, 2009 at 10:12 AM
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    jonny

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    agree!
     
  18. Aug 8, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    drew02a

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    Are we the only 2 on this site? When I was trying to figure out whether to do the front or not I couldn't find a single other member who had it.
     
  19. Aug 8, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    drew02a

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    Side note:
    Auburns are selectable. In fact they are quite unique in the fact that instead of selecting between open and locked, you select between Limited Slip and Locked. However, they don't make one that fits a Tacoma axle. So unless you do an axle swap with a Land Cruiser, Auburn is not an option for us. Auburn diffs are the ideal solution for someone who wants to race both on the street and on the track.
     
  20. Aug 8, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    dtrujillo63

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    I believe we are the only two second gens to be running both front and rear ARBs. However, both Fire931, and Monkeyproof run ARBs in the front with E-lockers in the rear.

    You'll find more FJ Cruisers with our setup then anything else.
     
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