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Ready for a locker...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Mike330R, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. Apr 22, 2013 at 7:47 PM
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    Mike330R

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    It's time for a locker for the rear of my 2000 4x4.
    Trying to decide on a drop in unit between a Lockright, ARB, or Detroit.

    Anyone have good data why one would be better than the other?
    While my rig is 80% daily driver I am not concerned with/fully aware of street handeling with a non-selectable locker.
    Who has the best price, either shipped or local to San Diego?

    I've read it's pretty easy to install but I don't have a good gauge to measure backlash and would rather have someone else do it, what's the going rate an who do you suggest?

    Also trying to figure out what gear ratio I have. I believe it's the 8".
    According to THIS POST I have 3.91's?

    Is the B06A towards the lower right corner the correct numbers to tell ratio?

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  2. Apr 22, 2013 at 8:09 PM
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    TonyTacoBC

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    You're correct, you have 3.91s.
     
  3. Apr 23, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    Guess no 1st gens run lockers? ;)
     
  4. Apr 23, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    i run a locrite, iirc you dont need to measure backlash with the locrite, it just replaces the spider gears
     
  5. Apr 23, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    For something that you drive daily I wouldn't get a full time locker.
     
  6. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:38 PM
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    ARB all the way, reduces wear on tires because you can switch it completely off, I can install for you, PM me for info in interested..
     
  7. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:45 PM
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    just get a Detroit. if im not mistaken you have the 8.4 axle wich is very easy to do a full locker (took me 6 hours to do and i had never even seen a diff). My truck is my only vehicle and once you drive with it for a few weeks its like its not even there. I also haven't seen any extra tire wear and i just got new tires so ive been keeping track. you cant go wrong with a detriot, there bulletproof and you dont have to worry about any air issues.
     
  8. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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    The only Detroit I have found that will fit is around $600. For another 300 I can have a selectable.
    Still trying to make up my mind though.

    BTW: this axle is the 8" version.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:58 PM
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    Aussie...

    I have a Chrysler 8.25 rear and my Aussie was 300 bones. Dunno about the yota axles tho. And it performs like a mofo
     
  10. Apr 23, 2013 at 7:59 PM
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    Contacted Aussie, said they don't make one for an 8".
     
  11. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:00 PM
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    Ah that blows. Look at lockrite. Only two lunch boxes I have personal experience experience with
     
  12. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:07 PM
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    I have the lock rite for 3 year no problem but if say do a spartan posi instead of lock right its alittle bit stronger. And for the front do a selectable or you could just do front and rear arb
     
  13. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:10 PM
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    Well i havent been in the locker shopping game for a while but im pretty sure that the only selectable locker for the 8" you have (also called the 8.4) is arb which is about double the price seeing how you have to have lines and a compressor. The e-lock rear is also called an 8" but the non e-lock rear has a completely different housing. so when you go to look for a locker you want to look for the 8.4 option. EX: http://www.4wheelparts.com/Drivetra...?t_c=12&t_s=237&t_pt=101501&t_pn=EAT187SL199A
     
  14. Apr 23, 2013 at 8:12 PM
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    Yukon Grizzly Zip Air Locker. Fully selectable just like the ARB, same quality. Just lower price! Tons of guys run them without any problems.
     
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    I would definitely get a selectable locker for a daily driver. Being an ARB owner I am partial to their product. I've found mine to have instantaneous engagement, be very reliable and very durable. Also, ARB customer service is second to none. ARB has proven over and over again that they stand behind their products.

    My story: I exploded my ARB through sheer stupidity. I engaged it while one of my tires was spinning and blew up the cage. (long story) I called their Renton WA customer service line and explained how I broke the locker. I acknowledged that the I was to blame in the incident, but asked if there was anything they could do to help out a loyal customer. ARB sent me a new cage, piston seal, main bearing and all the associated hardware entirely for free. For me, that makes ARB products worth the premium price.
     
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    If you have the cash, there is no way anyone can make an argument against an ARB.

    Its expensive, but will be stronger than anything else, and because its your DD, it will be better on the road.
     
  17. Apr 24, 2013 at 1:17 PM
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    Ordered the ARB with the free compressor today.
     
  18. Apr 24, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    good choice...I wish I had the dough right now to do that


    My personal top choice is to find a e locker 3rd member with all the electronics and swap it in. OEM e lockers were 4.10 gears and that is what is in my truck, so it would work well (wouldn't have to regear the front)
     
  19. Apr 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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    ^ I THINK you have to swap the full axle to fit go e-locker. If I remember correctly, the third members (and as a result axle housing) are different shapes between the 8" e-locker and the standard 8.4" so they are not interchangeable.
     
  20. Apr 24, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    Pretty sure the full axle swap is needed.

    I looked into that swap but decided on ARB.
     
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