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Need a front end locker

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jzitterkopf, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Feb 16, 2019 at 7:42 PM
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    jzitterkopf

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    i need a front end locker for my 97 Tacoma with a 2.7, what locker do I need?
     
  2. Feb 16, 2019 at 7:50 PM
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    02hilux

    02hilux Go where the few dares to travel

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    How much do you want to pay?
    You want selectable or not?
    Electric or air activated?
     
  3. Feb 16, 2019 at 11:43 PM
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    jzitterkopf

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    Well cheaper the better considering I don’t have much money. I was thinking a Detroit or spartan locker
     
  4. Feb 16, 2019 at 11:46 PM
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    charliegt35r

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    OME 2.5 LIFT 285/75/16
    Do you have manual hubs?
     
  5. Feb 16, 2019 at 11:50 PM
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    4x4Runner

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    Weld the spider gears. That’s permanent though, but cheapest.
     
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  6. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:17 AM
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    02hilux

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    That's for sure. Don't have to buy locker and pay someone to set it up.
     
  7. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:18 AM
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    BartMaster1234

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    Lockers are expensive. For example, ARB’s selectable air lockers retail around $1,000. Labor to install them is a few hundred on top of that.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:28 AM
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    TRD supercharger , Doug Thorley header , K&N CAI 265/75-16 Toyo open country mud terrain , 15x8 Method Racing wheels , Rancho 3" lift , 4.88 gears , Detroit Locker
    Go with a Detroit front/rear , a tried and true combo that's on almost 90% of all off road capable vehicles . You'll be surprised how much easier it climbs obstacles off road

    It'll be a true 4x4 as all four wheels will receive 100% traction !!!!
     
  9. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:30 AM
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    No they're not they list at $550 , that's cheap and well worth it !!!!!
     
  10. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:32 AM
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  11. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:32 AM
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    Ahhhhhh the old Miller or Lincoln locker , did that mod to many vehicles over the years !!
     
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  12. Feb 17, 2019 at 12:36 AM
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    Never liked the ARB Locker I've grenaded quite a few of them over the years plus they're failure prone especially the air line and coupler
     

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