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Shop in Auburn California to install diff

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tony H, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:17 PM
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    Tony H

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    I am having a Detroit truetrac differential installed on my truck. I have had bad expieriences and would like to find a qualified shop to install my new differential in the Auburn/Grass Valley California area. Any recomendations? Would I be better off removing the differential and sending it somewhere? Freight would probably be $50+ each way.
    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    PreRunnerSeth

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    check with Jeff at IHOnlynorth in GV. I know him through scout stuff. he is a IH specialist, but he really knows his shit and this would be cake for him. Just tell him Seth sent you.

    www.ihonlynorth.com
     
  3. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Can't the company that sold you the diff recomemd a shop? Remvoving and shipping it to a shop, you may be no better off than you are now, there has to be a drive line shop in your area that is more than qualified to do what you need.
     
  4. Nov 28, 2010 at 7:42 PM
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    thanks for this info :thumbsup: im looking at getting an arb locker in the rear and re gearing down the road
     
  5. Nov 29, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Thanks. I have not purchased the diff yet. After searching the forum it does not seem too difficult a job to install the differential. I may investigate doing the job myself.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    i know a great guy in Stockton
     
  7. Nov 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    differentials arent too hard to install, ive done it about 4 times. just need to have patience and be able to lift the pumpkin and put it in place. plus youre gonna get gear oil all over yourself haha. i would tell you the steps in removing and replacing a differential but im such an idiot ill probly forget something...


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  8. Dec 1, 2010 at 12:21 AM
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    Jaws gears in sacramento do good work...
     
  9. Dec 1, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    www.pirate4x4.com ... lots of guys are mechanically inclined and im sure a few live in your area .... someone would be down to help you out or point you in the right direction
     
  10. Jan 12, 2011 at 9:27 AM
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    I have the diff and am going to install it my self. I am very mechanically inclined(I am performing a frame off restoration on a vintage Mercedes coupe) but I have never done any rear axle work so was a little intimidated. I don't use the truck very often so if it sits for a month dissasembled it's no big deal.
     
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