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Zip Locker selectable air locker?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ffemt2987, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. Jul 28, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    ffemt2987

    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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  2. Jul 29, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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    Yeah, I know that it is an 8". On the website it says 2005+ Tacoma. I remember hearing that the 8.4 is actually 8"


    I just wonder why they would make it for an already locked rear. All the aside though. I am just looking to see if anyone has used one and if it worked well.
     
  3. Jul 29, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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    I don't get why they would have them listed for '03+ 4 runner 05+taco anf Fjs if that is the case. Check out this page real quick... http://www.marlincrawler.com/differential/locker/zip-locker

    I get that the older trucks are 8" as well as the Elocker diff. I guess I'll just have to call them and ask why they would make one for the already locked rear and not the LSD rear "like I have".
     
  4. Jul 29, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    The 8.4 probably has less room due to the larger carrier bearings and truss.
     
  5. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    Just got an email from Yukon and they said they are planning on releasing a locker for the 8.4 early next year.
     
  6. Jul 30, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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    Oh this locker is made by Yukon. Well I hear it is crap so good luck.
     
  7. Jul 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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    Well, if it's crap I guess I won't buy one :)
     
  8. Jan 11, 2013 at 5:41 PM
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    Don't go with the Zip locker. Spend the extra chips and go with the ARB.
    I have seen a video testing the Zip (which is an ARB knock-off) against the ARB.
    During the test, an axle was put into each of the lockers. Simulated torque was added mechanically as if they were being used on a trail. Both broke their respective axles. The Zip failed miserably at a lower amount of torque/pressure which required a full replacement.
    The ARB was taken apart and inspected. No damage whatsoever.

    That is why I went with the ARB... proven product.

    Later
     
  9. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:59 PM
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    Ya it broke at an insane amount of torque that 98% of people will never get close to.

    If price is a problem go Zip. I run one and I've never had a problem! I know Jeeps that run them without a problem.
     
  10. Jan 12, 2013 at 5:19 AM
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  11. Jan 12, 2013 at 2:48 PM
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    that video speaks volumes. is it just me or does it appeat that the splined portion of the axle shaft appear that is was deeper in the yukon? they never showed us the broken portion that was inserted into the arb for a true reference.

    I DEMAND ANOTHER VIDEO!!!!!!! also, were do i apply for the job??!!!!!!
     
  12. Jan 12, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    Axle depth is not the issue. The more 'bite' or 'grip' the locker has on the axles enhances the positive chance of the locker not grenading like in the video.
    The ARB braking the axle and the chunk that was removed is a mute point. Like the video states, the axle is the weakest link which was shown. The Zip locker was demolished... not breaking the axle (again, said to be the weakest link) which would necessitate the purchase of yet again, another locker.

    Think of it as breaking someones wrist with your forefinger and thumb (ARB) and taking both hands (Zip Locker) to do the same.

    Later.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM
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    pause at 6:26. and if your telling me that spline contact is a non issue, well then, hmmmmmmmmmm. . . . . . . im way off
     
  14. Jan 13, 2013 at 6:08 AM
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    Axle depth is a factor. I was referring to the video. The ARB wins hands down.

    Later.
     
  15. Jan 13, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    Does anyone actually know of anyone that has had an issue with the Zip locker?

    /thread
     
  16. Apr 7, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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  18. Apr 7, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    ffemt2987 [OP] Shut up Hippie!

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    Nice... what'd you pay w/o air supply?
     
  19. Apr 7, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    $550 new in box still wrapped in plastic off a forum member.
     
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