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What kind of locker is in the 01-04 tacomas?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Sheepdog, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Jul 13, 2010 at 10:47 PM
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    Sheepdog

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    I've been asked this question a few times and I can't answer it. Is it a good enough locker to really get crazy with? I have seen a few older toyota crawlers around here with tacoma axels under them and they just use the factory locker. Is that a good idea or would it be better to upgrade to like an ARB of something?
     
  2. Jul 13, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    the stock lockers will take a fair amount of abuse, i vote stick with it
     
  3. Jul 13, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Look at build!
    I think its good especially with the grey wire mod!
     
  4. Jul 14, 2010 at 12:17 AM
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    4WD

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    The stock TRD E locker is great IMO, they must be try to find one used & when ya do they'll cost ya $$$$ plus when I engage it both wheels spin until I'm either thru/over the obstacle or I'm completely buried....:cool:
     
  5. Jul 14, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    StAndrew

    StAndrew Wait for it...

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    The locker is fine. Some people had issues with the actuator from what I read. It appears that the actuator motor is exposed to a certain degree and can corrode. There was a thread somewhere on how to mod the actuator to avoid this.
     
  6. Jul 14, 2010 at 7:47 AM
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    Janster

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    Are you having problems with the factory locker?

    It'll serve you well, unless you go beyond its capabilities and break it....If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    If you 'break' the Toyota elocker or the diff carrier itself, then consider yourself in line for a Dana 60 with an ARB in it.
     
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