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LSD, or lockright?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Leadgolem, Oct 29, 2010.

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LSD or Lock-right

Poll closed Nov 27, 2010.
  1. Lock-right

    10 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. LSD

    2 vote(s)
    16.7%
  1. Oct 29, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    Leadgolem

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    I've been looking at getting either a limited slip differential or a lock-right auto locker. They seem to be pretty close price wise. Primary use for my truck is a daily driver, but I would like to take it off road a fair bit. I don't have the budget to get a selectable locker.

    Opinions?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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    tacoman007

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    I think save up and do it the right way ARB
     
  3. Oct 29, 2010 at 1:37 AM
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  4. Oct 29, 2010 at 4:24 AM
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    Do you even know the difference between the two?

    If this is what you're referring to....
    http://www.richmondgear.com/powertrax/lockright.html
    It's a spider gear replacement auto locker. Is cheap and can be installed by just about anyone with mechanical know-how and some information.

    Any aftermarket LSD will require a carrier change & gear setup (similar to an ARB). It's much much more expensive & should be installed by a professional (again $$$).

    They are two totally different animals in terms of budget, traction, street characteristics, & offroad characteristics.

    What exactly do you need or want?
     
  5. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Yes, actually I do. I had not realized that there was a significant difference in the difficulty in installing a LSD. Hadn't located the specific one for my axle it's true. Price ranges, in general, seemed very comparable.

    Yes, that is what I was talking about for a locker.

    Yes, the characteristics are rather different. However, they will both keep you from applying 100% of your drive power to a wheel with no traction. That is what I'm trying to avoid. It's a, I don't like getting stuck thing. :)
     
  6. Oct 29, 2010 at 4:59 PM
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    An LSD is a limited slip. The Auto Lockers are full time lockers.

    There are auto lockers that require a full blown carrier change and expensive installation also. Tons of stuff available out there, you just gotta figure out exactly what you want.

    The spider gear replacement locker (auto locker) - or lunchbox locker - is locked ALL THE TIME even while on the street. It'll pop/bang from time to time as you drive to unload torque (so to speak).

    If this is what you're looking for...search for AUSSIE LOCKER. It's a similar spider gear replacement locker that you can install yourself (for the most part) and I've heard nothing but good things about them.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Ive also heard aussie locker is the way to go. I'd search craigslist for a Elocker rear end from a trd
     
  8. Oct 29, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    I went with a Detroit trutrac and had it installed by a pro. $600.00 install. You don't want to try this with your buddies if you don't know what yo are doing. I love it and don't know it's there until I need it. The truck hooks up waay better in the snow. The lock rite on the other hand is pretty easy to install but is pretty noisy and in my opinion more for a serious off roader. If I had to remove every mod on my truck but one? I would leave the trutrac. Highly recommend!
     
  9. Oct 29, 2010 at 9:31 PM
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    I went with the TRD LSD for my 2003 (clutch type LSD). I have been very happy with it. On the pavement I can't tell a difference (the way it should be). In the dirt I get both tires turning. There were several places where I am sure I would have got stuck with an open diff.

    I know other people that have the Detroit Trutrac in their 1st gens and have been happy also.

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  10. Oct 30, 2010 at 12:23 AM
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    Hmm, that isn't quite what I understood from the lockright website.
    I think I need to do a substantially larger amount of research on this subject before I drop my money. I did not realize the complexity of the question...

    Thank you, I believe you have saved me from make a costly mistake. :)
     
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