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Who has installed a locker ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4X42HEL, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. Aug 6, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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    4X42HEL

    4X42HEL [OP] Don't really understand 2WD trucks....

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    Hi,
    I am interested in getting a rear locker for my DC 4x4. I really like the detroit locker b/c of the simple design and its reliability and over-all cost. But I do mostly daily street driving....

    So I'm not sure how a detroit locker would handle around town every single day for the next 100K miles... but, for the 2% of the time I do off-roading, I dont want to get stuck, and would gladly pay the $550 at that point in time for the locker lol.

    I dont exactly want to spend $1000+ to get an ARB locker so I can flip on off as needed... Any recommendations? Also, how difficult was it to install the locker? I dont need to re-shim an crush sleeve and all that stuff, right?

    Thanks for the help
     
  2. Aug 6, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    Dark Knight

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  3. Aug 6, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    Lichen

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    Lifted, ARB bumper, Warn winch, IPF lights, CB, front locker, camper shell, roof rack
    I installed a Lock-Rite in the front end of my '97. But, I have manual locking front hubs, so the locker is only engaged when the hubs are locked. I prefered this option over having a rear end that was always locked. This is probably not a do-it-yourself installaton.
     
  4. Aug 6, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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    mds2004

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    Not on the Toyota, but on another vehicle I had a Auburn E-locker installed on the rear. It works as a limited slip 99% of the time, but when needing it to be a full locker you just flip a switch and it locks.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2010 at 3:03 PM
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    BigRedToy

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    You probably wont be happy with the on road performance of a loc-rite, aussie, or detroit locker. Most people notice clicking or binding and jumping going around corners. I love my LSD, I hardly notice it's there. My LSD was about $400-600 less than a selectable as well if you factor in the compressor needed for an ARB.
     
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