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What's the best Rear End

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by prophet, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:13 AM
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    prophet

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    Got my 04 Prerunner last week and found out it doesn't have anything special in the rear end. Since it's 2WD what's the best option for winter driving and maybe a little mud if the wife let's me? :D I looked at the Detroit True Trac already and found it for $430.00. Also, how hard are they to install for someone that can do most mechanical work by myself?
     
  2. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:18 AM
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    mws4ua

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  3. Jul 26, 2008 at 10:54 AM
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    A big one.:bananadance:
     
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    I was waiting for that!
     
  5. Jul 26, 2008 at 11:12 AM
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    I don't have any experience with the tru-trac, but it appears to be a diff-carrier change. Along with the installation of the carrier, would require a gearing setup also. Gearing setups can be expensive and should be done by a professional installer.
     
  6. Jul 26, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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  7. Jul 31, 2008 at 4:04 AM
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    I'm surprised I still haven't gotten a real answer from an expert. I'd like to get a new differential in there before winter. The other rear ends are nice, but not functional for getting through the snow. :)
     
  8. Jul 31, 2008 at 5:36 AM
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    I'm gonna have to vote for this one! !! You can't go wrong with a rear end like that:)
     
  9. Jul 31, 2008 at 6:46 AM
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    just subscribing to this thread
     
  10. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:22 AM
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    TRD off road pkg. does.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:33 AM
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    Not ment to insult your truck iq.The op has a sr5 pkg.ha, now i don't know.lol
     
  12. Jul 31, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    I was thinking only the trd pkg. had that.I may be wrong there.:eek: ooops,
     
  13. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    Imrubicon

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    Shhh! the wife thinks I dont do mods on trucks anymore
    one rear end in your hands is better than two in the bush :rolleyes:
    Sorry just had to.

    lockers rock and will make a world of differnce offroad.
    If you dont have four wheel drive or are a way above avegage driver then you need four wheel drive if you really go offroad.
    Not saying you cannot get to cool places with two wheel and a locker just saying apples and oranges
     
  14. Jul 31, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    Not all Pre-runners have an e- locker or LSD. It's available as an option and mine doesn't have either apparently. I found one site that reviews different vehicle and their archives had the 04 Taco and states that they have LSD standard...another site though, has what looks like an original factory printed brochure PDF and it states that it is optional.
     
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