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Upgradeing my rear diff.

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by jasonh, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:23 AM
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    jasonh

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    I bought the standard PreRunner SR5 and am wanting to upgrade to like a locking or lsd or something. i am wondering what my options are. Is this something i can buy from toyota or aftermarket? any tips are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    Do you off road or mostly drive on street? Whats your budget?
     
  3. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    i am mainly on street but when ever i do miss my exits i have no problem taking the scenic route lol. mainly on street though. probably about 400 bucks. if more though i would save for it
     
  4. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    Sounds like a limited slip differential would be your best bet. Not sure on aftermarket pricing but they are offered as a factory option.

    Anybody seen late-model Tacomas in the junkyards yet? I'd think that enough have been wrecked at this point that it might be worth looking. It's a good option for keeping costs low while still getting the factory quality.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:56 AM
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    i actually just found one yesterday here is the link if you want to check it. suck thing is it is in california probably be alot to ship a rear end to texas for me.
    http://www.alltoyotatrucksuvparts.com/
     
  6. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:00 AM
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    so if i was to find a junkyard in texas that had one. what would i want to get? would i take the whole axle? or just parts out of the diff?
     
  7. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    The rear axles have a drop-in third member. I'm not 100% sure on this but I believe they're interchangeable between the 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder axle housings. Providing the gear ratio matches your existing setup, if you find an axle with limited slip you *should* be able to pull the third member, drop it into your axle, add the right gear oil with the LSD additive, and be back on the road.

    Definitely confirm with another source before moving ahead but that's the approach I'd take.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    thanks
     
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