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Thinking of installing locker!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by caleb337, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    caleb337

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    I have a 05 Prerunner with a 6 inch lift and really just wanna prove my truck can go through a lot of mud, so im thinking of getting a locker installed. Anyone know how much these are and any advice?
     
  2. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    SocalMan22

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  3. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:56 PM
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    Thanks, and do you think this will help with getting through the mud?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    4x4 will help with that, it will help some but not much
     
  5. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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    Janster

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    Hmmm...

    ARB lockers RULE!!

    If you get going through the mud with a heavy right foot with locker engaged...in 2WD.... you might find yourself breaking some other parts.
     
  6. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    I agree and you wont have a 2wd to play in the mud with then you can get a 4x4.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    caleb337

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    What do you mean a heavy right foot?
     
  8. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    Stepping on the gas.
     
  9. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    Well, Im definitly not getting a new truck anytime soon. Soo.. is it worth buying?? I would have thought that a air locker would have helped more than what you said.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:05 PM
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    An Air locker from ARB is around $850. Compressor is $200~. Install is anywhere from $500-$700.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    You asked for a price on airlockers arb is very good for your application but what your doing Janster is correct. You dont want to cause damage to your truck for some mudding fun. just giving some advice thats all.
     
  12. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    So does anyone suggest that I buy it?? My truck can get through some deep stuff in 2nd gear but I wanna really show people that my truck can get through some mud w/o getting stuck.
     
  13. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    the lockers really help a lot in rocks and stuff, though I have used mine in the mud before and it makes a difference. It is really just up to you if you wanna spend the money on it or not IMO.
     
  14. Jul 21, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    hey kidcatcher so is it really true that you can not go over a certain speed limit when the locker is on ? ? will it break ither stuff ?
     
  15. Jul 21, 2009 at 5:05 PM
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  16. Aug 5, 2009 at 10:58 PM
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    caleb did you get the locker? if so whats the verdict on offroad capability and whatever else youd like to share? worth the money?? im looking into it also for my open diff prerunner
     
  17. Sep 29, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    How hard of a job is it to install a locker yourself rather than taking it to a shop?
     
  18. Sep 29, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    The speed 'limit' is a safety for driving ability, not for component weakness. At least that's true with the e-lockers, not sure on the air lockers though I doubt it'd be much, if any different.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2009 at 12:03 AM
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    dude you bought a 2 wheel drive...
    you shoulda got 4x4
     
  20. Sep 30, 2009 at 12:11 AM
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    shoulda bought a 4x4. i wouldnt recommend you putting a locker on. youre only wasting your time and money , i say you should buy a old taco 4x4 with that money and make it your wheeling truck and nothing else :]
     
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