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X-Runner vs Prerunner diff question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rwcfrank, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    rwcfrank

    rwcfrank [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me if the differential housing is different on the X-runner vs the Prerunner? I think the X is a 5 lug and has mounts for a sway bar welded to the housing but is there anything else on the exterior? I am going to try and mount a Xrunner rear sway bar to my Prerunner to help with heavy high loads in the bed. Any info is greatly apreciated. I am aware of the Hellwig but I can get the Xrunner bar for next to nothing.
     
  2. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:37 AM
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    a guy by the name of mpower on ttora.com is selling a custom rear sway bar that will fit your prerunner no problems..i'de check that out...

    im having a good day, so i'll pass it on....here is a link to the for sale post...
     
  3. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    Thanks Yosh, thats the xrunner frame stiffener, I am looking for a sway bar but now you have me thinking................
     
  4. Oct 27, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    xrunners have a rear sway bar?! how stiff are you trying to make your truck...it is a truck, and prerunner none the less, afterall...!
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 at 2:21 AM
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    the sway bar is mounted to the frame, the endlinks bolt up to a tab thats riveted to the frame. also the swaybar itself is mounted to the axle...a pic would best explain how.

    it's not as easy as it seems, ive been researching how to do that for awhile now...

    and for the x-brace it siffens the frame, and you go offroading idk how thats gonna be a good thing. the x-brace that yosh posted a link to is an aftermarket one, you can pick up an OEM one for around the same price. that is only the rear one though, there are also two front pieces that bolt up to the front by the trans crosmember.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 at 7:31 AM
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    The sway bar will help with keeping the truck level through turns. I dont off road and if I did I would disconnect the links anyway. Rear sway bars make a huge difference in handling.
     
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