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What rear diff locker should i go with

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 06toyoboy, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    Im a newb at this, but was wondering what rear locker i should go with?
     
  2. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    do you want it to be selectable or locked all the time?
     
  3. Oct 8, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    And what is your budget? Give us a little more info here....
     
  4. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    i would like to be selectable and i would have a budget of about $500. i dont know how much they go for exactly
     
  5. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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  6. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    Is this for the part and installation? Will you be doing it yourself? Do you drive in snow or ice? Labor is going to eat up a bit and possibly more if you want a selectable which may require an OBA (On board air) on top of a locker.

    Looks like your budget will only allow a lunchbox type locker which replaces the spider gears, those lockers are inexpensive and easy to install and should come in under budget, but I dont like them on the street because they degrade the on road performance characteristics, you get what you pay for.
     
  7. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    500 would only be for buying it. i have no skills when it comes to working on my truck yet, but i know i would have to pay for the install wich i wouldnt mind. And one more queestion for the SoCal guys do any of you know good shops to go and get this thing installed.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    So cal is a big place, I am in Vista and I can do it while you wait...I can also help you with the proper locker / LSD selection depending on what your doing with it..PM me if you would like, I have a full shop at my home..
     
  9. Oct 8, 2011 at 10:06 AM
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    Do you have a shop or is it a home garage? Thanks!
     
  10. Oct 8, 2011 at 10:20 AM
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    I work from my garage, but I have tons of tools, compressor, benders, welders, and I work on about everythig under the sun, I dont want to open a shop since all the fees attached casue you to overcharge customers...

    If you need anything let me know, I can help you out and save you some money and most of all DO it right!
     
  11. Oct 8, 2011 at 10:35 AM
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    Thank you! I live just north of Vista near the mission... I will PM you about prices for things my 2010 Tacoma will need soon (front brakes if you do that incl. re-surface rotors, differential fluid change, etc.). I work in Vista a lot of the time (self employed installer/ repairs of drip irrigation & sprinkler systems).
     
  12. Oct 8, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    Yes socal is big bit vista is a long drive. I stay in Riverside
     
  13. Oct 8, 2011 at 11:58 PM
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    Sounds like a TRD E locker will be good for you. ARB is 800-1000 for just the diff and another 250 for the OBA system
     
  14. Oct 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    Ya try and find a trd truck at the junk yard and salvage the e-locker from it.
     
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    Trd full axle elocker on TTORA $500 in SLC.
     
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    dont meen to bring this up again, but i am going with arb for the locker. my question is what size will it be. is it an 8.5? and also will i need a compressor?
     
  17. Nov 10, 2011 at 4:35 PM
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    Well assuming you have a non TRD tacoma you need the "8.4" RD129 i think. And yes to run an air locker, you need a full OBA system.
     
  18. Nov 10, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    cool thanks just making sure
     
  19. Nov 10, 2011 at 7:35 PM
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    Apologizes to the OP, for thread jacking but is there any advantages over replacing my stock selectable locker with an after market brand? thanks
     
  20. Nov 10, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Not really. If you go with ARB you will have onboard air but the compressor is limited in what it can do. For 2nd gens the 8.4" diff is stronger than the locking 8.0 diff so swapping to the 8.4 then going with a locker will give you a stonger diff.
     
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