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Locking diff help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Venom73, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Jan 23, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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    Venom73

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    So I was watching truck u on speed the other day. Don’t judge I know it’s a big infomercial. But they were talking about something other then Lucas oil additives lol. It was the episode where they put Eaton lockers on a stock jeep. They put a Detroit style locker in the rear and got me thinking about one. I was always under the impression that if you use your truck as a daily driver its best to have selectable lockers. But they said that this will work well on and off road. The reason I'm looking at this and not an ARB style is due to cost.

    So the question is does anyone have any experience with a Detroit style locker on their daily driver? How well does it work on and off road? What affect does it have on the auto LSD on our trucks. And what is the cost difference to a selectable style locker like ARB or e-locker. I have 2010 sr5 4x4 it has the auto LSD no e-locker of course lol.

    Thanks for the help, Andrew.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2012 at 7:41 PM
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    bump please :)
     
  3. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM
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    Hey Andrew,

    I'm basically in the same boat you are in and I am leaning towards the ARB. From everything I have read, having a full-time locker or something equivalent is going to be bad for daily use.

    Most full-time lockers, you are looking at $500+ anyway, and the ARB with pump is just over a grand... IMO it's worth the extra to get the "selectability" of the ARB...
     
  4. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    Auto lockers require you to change your driving style. Cornering on pavement while accelerating will cause it to engage. It will make noise as you corner as it ratchets around the corner.
    It is not as good as an ARB since it takes time for it to engage, and can unlock inbetween obstacles. This can be seen as a plus, though.

    LSD is good if it came for the factory with it, but don't go out and get one(unless it's very cheap and you do the install). It won't be good enough for the money it takes to acquire it, and won't be enough of an upgrade to justify the cost.

    Save up for the ARB. No compromises, like all of the other traction aids. It's either on or off. You'll have onboard air after you install. Handy for airing up and repairing flats.
     
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    Y'all are a damn impatient bunch tonight. A post, two minutes later... bump. Lol.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    just doing as the man asked. :p
     
  8. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:25 PM
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    Dave got it right.

    Sucks, but big-time toys cost big-time money. Lunchbox lockers work best in don't-give-a-shit trailer rigs that have strong enough axles to just keep the hammer down until they slam home. And don't see street use.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    thank you all so much. i was figuring that would be the case. the way they were talking on the show it made it sound like it works real well on and off road but i didnt think it was like. but thats what you get from an infomercial eh lol. and if its going to be that much anyways ill just keep saving.

    h.zack801 took me a while to get why you bumper but i get it now. good one made me laugh lol

    thanks all again.
     
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