1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Weld-on differential armor... How-To Question

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MadMtnMikey, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Oct 13, 2011 at 5:21 AM
    #1
    MadMtnMikey

    MadMtnMikey [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62120
    Messages:
    1,478
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Richmond/VaBeach
    Vehicle:
    03 DC 4x4 SR5 TRD
    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, and I think I know the correct answer but I want to see how others are doing it.

    For those that have the subject line, and installed it or watched it get installed. Did you remove everything internally before welding it on ?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2011 at 6:35 AM
    #2
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Member:
    #42280
    Messages:
    12,955
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    x2 on the bolt on diff armor!:D

    did you already purchase the weld on?
     
  3. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    #3
    MadMtnMikey

    MadMtnMikey [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62120
    Messages:
    1,478
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Richmond/VaBeach
    Vehicle:
    03 DC 4x4 SR5 TRD
    well, I haven't seen all of the bolt-on products out there. But what I have seen looks more bulky and seems to rob more ground clearance than weld-on
     
  4. Oct 13, 2011 at 11:21 AM
    #4
    MadMtnMikey

    MadMtnMikey [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62120
    Messages:
    1,478
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Richmond/VaBeach
    Vehicle:
    03 DC 4x4 SR5 TRD
    Nice.... yeah, a review and some pics would definitely be awesome
     
  5. Oct 13, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    #5
    97yota4wd

    97yota4wd Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Member:
    #42280
    Messages:
    12,955
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Mesa, AZ
    Vehicle:
    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
  6. Oct 13, 2011 at 11:27 AM
    #6
    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Member:
    #35790
    Messages:
    7,035
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jace
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    98 lifted panda taco
    bunch of crap
    no u dont have to pull out every thing. leave the liguid int there so the heatr transfers to it... u may even hear it boil a lilttle ha. change the fluid afterwards and its fine. ive put on and watched a dozen weld on armors... never with taking anything out. u do have to remove some of the brake line tabs out of the way for out first gens... check out my build below, i have a Trail Gear, and i love it
     
  7. Oct 14, 2011 at 7:30 AM
    #7
    MadMtnMikey

    MadMtnMikey [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62120
    Messages:
    1,478
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Richmond/VaBeach
    Vehicle:
    03 DC 4x4 SR5 TRD
    Thanks for sharing !!! This is what I was thinking of doing, but I'm sure to be 100% safety conscious the answer is to remove everything.

    I have a MIG and a Stick welder and the ability to use them, so that's really the main reason I was looking at the weld-on stuff, and some people talk about the ground clearance.
     
  8. Oct 14, 2011 at 11:08 AM
    #8
    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Member:
    #35790
    Messages:
    7,035
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jace
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    98 lifted panda taco
    bunch of crap
    weld on will be the shit man....
     
  9. Oct 18, 2011 at 11:25 PM
    #9
    Wicked 2007

    Wicked 2007 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Member:
    #47770
    Messages:
    571
    Gender:
    Male
    Bay Area, CA
    Vehicle:
    2007 Tacoma AT DC SB 4x4
    2007 Tacoma Double Cab SB 4WD - Auto -TRD Off Road - Icon Billet UCA - 8" ORI Front Struts - Bilstein 5100 11" RCD Shock - AllPro Expo Springs - Demello Sliders - Tom Woods 1 Piece Driveshaft - 16x8 Mojave Teflon Rims - Locker Mod - Locker Guard - 35" MT MTZ's - ARB Bumper - Warn 8000 winch w/synthetic line - All-Pro Front Skid/Transmission Skid/Rear Armor - ARB Front Locker - Nitro 4.56 gears - Marlin 4.7 crawl box - Twin Stick FJ t-case - ATO high clearance rear bumper
    I just welded mine on. Change the fluid after and be done.
     
  10. Oct 19, 2011 at 3:50 AM
    #10
    MadMtnMikey

    MadMtnMikey [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Member:
    #62120
    Messages:
    1,478
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Mike
    Richmond/VaBeach
    Vehicle:
    03 DC 4x4 SR5 TRD
    :thumbsup:
     
To Top