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New LSD or Locker Advice

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rcfreak201, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    You ever drive on snow? That's where folks tend to have the biggest "awshit" moments with the auto-lockers. Otherwise it's just the odd skidding tire around a sharp turn.

    My two cents is if you're paying for the labor and parts anyway, may as well upgrade to ARB. Then you'll run the air line and you'll be set to lock the front if you ever choose to do so.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    Ah. Skip the part where I talked about locking the front up, then. :)
     
  4. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    Detroit makes a good product. Check out Powertrax to save some money. In the end it comes down to selectable or not.
     
  5. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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    RJALLDAY702

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    Go ARB dawg. That would be sick!
     
  6. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:16 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    hey rc just go ahead and get a ARB one of the jacksonville guys was driving down the highway with his detroit and it just exploded on him. if you going to spend your money on a locker dont cheap out
     
  7. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    ??????

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYBOoljH-qE
     
  8. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    The ARB unit would need air lines, a compressor or air source and wiring. An elocker(if there is on for the 8.4) would need wiring. Other than that no cons.

    A selectable locker is open when unlocked. It works fine for the street though. The only locker that is a LSD when unlocked is the Auburn Gear ECTED but they don't make it for Toyotas.

    Check out http://eastcoastgearsupply.com/ or if you want to have it done http://yotamasters.com/ in Corona can do it.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    i would not recemmend non selectable lockers for DD use. it will engage while turning a corner, scary when in wet traction enviroment. and as mentioned above..will suck ass in the snow while driving on the highway. i have Detroits front/rear on my MonkeyCrawler so i can speak from actual experience in having non selectable lockers.

    if you are serious about a rear locker then i would recemmend an ARB, you cannot loose with an ARB locker. aside from setting up the actual locker in the 3rd member everything esle is easy to setup. the wiring harness for the ARB is absolutly foolproof..anyone can do it:cool:
     
  10. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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    also known as lock-rights..they are the cheapest version of a non selectable locker that you can buy. they have a big bad reputation for being weak and breaking even under easy loads on the locking mechanism. i wouldnt even consider a lock-right locker, not even for my bigwheels lol.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    ARB it up!!
     
  12. Dec 2, 2011 at 2:59 PM
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    Gotta pay to play man.
     
  13. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    I said it right the first time.:D

    True. I have a locker and I rarely use it but mostly because I don't wheel to much anymore. On the street having an open diff sucks because if I go around a corner and touch the gas it will one tire fire and TRAC will kick in making my engine sound retarded. At the same time if I get into wheeling again a locker is a valuable too.
     
  14. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:10 PM
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    If you decide not to go with a locker you might want to consider the Detroit TruTrac (mechical limited slip) It works great on and off road and IMO its the closest thing to a full locker. I wish they made one for the front diff.
     
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    gotta a detroit trutrac in my t100, ill be putting one in the taco soon! it is the one of the best mods i have ever bought!
     
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    I would go with what Monkey said. He seems to know his shiznit. I would rather have one tire fire than an unpredictable locker.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    there's also the Ox Locker which is cable actuated..making it a selectable locker. but i dont know if they have a version that fits our tacos
     
  18. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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    Nah it wouldn't most of the time but it can in certain situations like with any LSD.
     
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    yes I run this and love it. that happens to be a great price. Not sure if this is the exact part number. I think I paid close to $600.00 for mine.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM
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    pm'd you back. after driving with the truetrac (for over 10,000 miles) and doing some moderate offroading, i will be a truetrac buyer for life. they do everything you want a "locker" to do without any of the bullshit :dancingbacon:
     
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