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Share Your ARB RD129 Experience

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Nick54, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Apr 20, 2012 at 11:20 AM
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    Nick54

    Nick54 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Disclaimer: I have read many threads looking for an answer to this question, is it possible I missed something - yes. If you can point me to a post detailing this – cool.

    I recently received the TW GB ARB rear locker for my 2010 Tacoma and have begun reading and re-reading the installation instructions. I was anxiously surprised to see that one step requires a differential spreader which looks like it bolts up to the face flange of the diff/3 member and is used to spread the case to allow for ease of removal of the gears. It is used again when installing the locker to enable the unit to re-install easily. I understand that this tension is required as a bearing pre-load. Can anyone here who has hands on experience with this locker model (RD129) weigh in on this? Is this a necessary evolution in the procedure? If so, where the heck can I find (rent) the spreader as I don't think I want to purchase one. Any shared experience would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 20, 2012 at 11:30 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    I think it's Advanced Auto that has free tool rental (might be Autozone, can't remember). They might be able to get you one. When I rented a tool from them, they made me buy their rental tool kit for list price and when I returned it they give you your money back. Not a bad deal, works like a security deposit.
     
  3. Apr 20, 2012 at 1:03 PM
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    Nick54

    Nick54 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I will be looking into those stores for rental, hoping someone will chime in with experience as to whether or not it's really needed.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    Nick54

    Nick54 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hard to believe no one here has ever installed an ARB locker in the 2010 Tacoma. I guess I will have to do a picture write up when I get to it.:cool:
     
  5. May 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    transplant

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    please do, ill be doing this to my 2012 when i get back from the desert.... to my other desert haha
     
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