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Looking to improve my 2wd

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Krasus22, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    Krasus22

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    I have a 2005 SR5 Pre-Runner 2wd and I am looking for the most efficient way to improve my off roading. I do not plan on rock crawling or driving in the snow or any other extremes. But I do enjoy some of the average trails and riding in the desert. There has been times where having rear lockers/lsd/4x4 would have been helpful. For the most part, I click the emergency brake in about 2-4 clicks and I usually can get my self going.

    So I am looking for any recommendations on how to improve my truck effectively without being out of this world expensive.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:11 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    i have a question about you talking about your emergency brake, what do you do?
     
  3. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    a rear locker is pretty much your only option
     
  4. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:13 PM
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    I think hes saying when hes stuck he gives it hell and repeativly uses the ebrake at the same time so it rocks him out
     
  5. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    ohh okay haha
     
  6. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    haha yeah pretty much rocking myself out. Isn't very fun :) But I do my best to avoid such situations.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:15 PM
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    lol i never thought of that but i think ill stick to bringing out the tow rope when im stuck rather than that:rolleyes:
     
  8. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    How difficult/expensive will it be to install a rear locker? Sorry for all the questions, trying to learn. Been reading lick crazy on TW and I am in love with it. I would love to join in on some of the meet ups but I am afraid I wont be able to hang with some of the truck since I only have 2wd.
     
  9. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    Yeah man i got an 07 prerunner too and everytime i let my girlfriend drive I always end up having to do that :laughing:
     
  10. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    Yeah the tow rope is by far the best option, but I have been stuck a couple of times in the desert with just my truck, which is dumb to be alone, and I had to find other means.:)
     
  11. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:17 PM
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    probb about 500$ for a rear axle with some mileage? and you have a pre-runner. I thought it came with a e-locker? mine did but i got the offroad package i dont know if that makes a differnce
     
  12. Feb 12, 2011 at 4:22 PM
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    Any recommendations where to look and what to look out for. Def don't know how to install/don't have the tools to install. I would imagine labor would cost be a good amount. And I am also a little new to rear lockers. If I do get this installed, I would want to install a switch to turn this on/off?
     
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    What goes downn if I were you i'd ask around at automotive place fora price estimation if you cant do it, and yeah if you look at your fog light button on the left of your steering wheel its the same button just one over that say RR diff lock. If i were you id look around TW to buy the axle or online then have someone install it
     
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    How much are you looking to spend man?
     
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    sweet! Thank you very much for your help! So just to make sure I got this right: I need to find a rear differential that has rear lockers already installed. So basically a used TRD rear diff.
     
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    Yepp check that link he has everything you need
     
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