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Locking diff on a 2011 trd sport 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TG8, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    I got a 2011 tocoma trd sport 4x4 and i didnt realilze it came with limited slip is there a way taht i can get a lock diff on it and change it out for the slip?
     
  2. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah I know theres a way you can do it. Someone will chime in.
     
  3. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Buy an aftermarket air locker (ARB, etc).

    And do your research before you buy next time.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    it was present i didnt want to be picky
     
  5. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    it was a present*
     
  6. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    OK, then there wasn't much you can do about that.

    But yeah, aftermarket lockers are your best bet.
     
  7. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    i have to buy the LSD?
     
  8. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    No, there is a button on the left side of your dash next to your steering wheel that says "TRAC" or something of that nature, is there not? Push that and you should see a light come on that says "AUTO LSD"
     
  9. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Money pit.
    Read your owner's manual. They don't put it in the truck as a paperweight; believe it or not it will actually tell you things about the truck you now own.

    Before you buy an aftermarket locker, assess whether you really need one or not. 90% of the guys on here with a locker don't wheel hard enough to actually need one.
     
  10. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    WHA??!! A voice of reason?! I thought lockers were mandatory if you had a truck?

    :thumbsup:

    OP: Listen to this guy. He speaks the truth.
     
  11. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    ohh ok and leave that on forever basicly
     
  12. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    lol...no, don't just leave it on forever. In fact, I wouldn't ever hit that button unless you were on some slippery surface. Just leave the button alone and you'll have traction control on, which will be fine 99% of the time.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    in my part of texas theres dirt clay thats very hard to get out of when wet especialy when turning im sure i would want the locker my 93' chevy blazer with 4x4 got stuck going about 35 mph
     
  14. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    A locker isn't a guaranteed "get un-stuck automatically" device.
     
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    better safe than almost sorry
     
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    I've had my Sport 4x4 (with the LSD) through some thick, wet Kansas clay on the stock Dueler HT tires, and never even got close to stuck. Just sayin'.

    EDIT: I don't even think a locker's strength is in the mud anyways, is it? (someone with more experience can chime in here)
     
  17. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    really? mhmm intresting i can prob save money get the a bull gaurd on it then
     
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    Correct. Doesn't do much good if neither wheel has traction.
     
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    Or if you're really worried, you can put that money towards some A/T tires that will do even better in the clay and mud and will improve the looks of your truck.
     
  20. Nov 9, 2010 at 12:54 PM
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    well isnt that what the limited slip does anyway?
     
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