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Who has actually put an auto locker up front?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by FailRated, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Apr 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    FailRated

    FailRated [OP] RTO

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    I'm looking for people who have actually put an auto locker(EZlocker, Aussie, Spartan, Powertrax etc) up front without manual locking hubs. How did it act when you were driving in 2WD on the road?

    Thanks
     
  2. Apr 9, 2012 at 6:24 PM
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    If you are in 2wd, then you won't notice it at all because the diff disengages from the axles.
     
  3. Apr 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Please direct me to these roads that have no turns. I've never seen one before:D jk

    Will I notice a front auto locker during normal, day to day driving in 2WD in a taco with ADD? I'm inclined to say no but I've been wrong before.

    Driving to include: dry and wet pavement and roads with turns:p
     
  4. Apr 9, 2012 at 6:53 PM
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    This was my thought but I've heard people on the internets say otherwise. The internets are always right. Right?:D
     
  5. Apr 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    bjmoose

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    The ADD still disconnects the right side wheel from the diff.

    So If/when the locker engages, it'll force the front driveshaft to turn (even though it's disengaged at the transfer case) exactly as it would if you drove with manual hubs engaged.

    That said, my OPINION unfounded by any actual facts or data, is that an auto locker on an IFS is a bad idea because of the weakness of the IFS drive components as compared to solid front axle,

    ...not to mention the "interesting" driving characteristics you'll get if driving in 4x4 on low friction icy/snowy paved roads.
     
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