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Locking rear diff

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nd, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Mar 27, 2007 at 7:41 PM
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    nd

    nd [OP] Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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    Mjp2 you were right. I was under the impression you could lock the rear diff. at any time in the 07's but i tested it today and that is not the case. The rear diff will only lock in 4low.... bummer. You mentioned a mod that makes it possible to lock the rear diff anytime.... i would be interested to see how that works on your truck. I'm doing any mods like while i'm still under warranty but as soon as my warranty is out i would be very interested in tricking out my rear diff. Let me know how the procedure goes. Also, are there any negative long term effects from a mod like that?
     
  2. Mar 28, 2007 at 7:05 AM
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    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Moderator

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    I was out of warranty after 9 months so I've been pretty open to messing with stuff. :)

    I'll be doing that mod in the next 3 weeks, mostly depending on weather. If it's sunny on the weekends I'll be breaking out the longsuit and breaking in the new wakeboard. :cool: High wind/rain/excessive cold will have me in the garage splicing wires.

    The only real downside of the mod will be the added strain on your rear axle with the differential locked at speed. (I don't see a lack of ABS offroad with the diff locked as a bad thing.) Chance for system failure will depend on the quality of your wire splices. Solder is our friend here.

    I'll take tons of pictures and will post them, and the results of the mod, once it's all done. This is gonna be a huge performance improvement for cheap. Those are the mods I like best! :D
     
  3. Mar 28, 2007 at 9:13 AM
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    i did it on my 03 just one wire how do you do it on an 07
     
  4. Mar 28, 2007 at 9:26 AM
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    Do a Google search for "tacoma 2005 locker mod" and you'll find the PDF. It's not complicated to do. The hard part was figuring out the wiring, and I'm thankful that someone else took that on.
     
  5. Mar 28, 2007 at 10:08 AM
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    just out of curriosity, why were you out of warranty after only 9 months?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2007 at 12:57 PM
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