Differentials

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by skullztrucker, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    So my Tacoma is a trd sport and I want to change the diffs to on command locking. Any suggestions on front and rear?
     
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  3. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    I've heard good stuff about arb air lockers, but you also have to get a compressor/tank for the air.
     
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    ARB for sure on a street driven vehicle be prepared to burn like two grand.
     
  5. OP
    skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    For front and rear
     
  6. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  7. OP
    skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Any ideas for compressor location
     
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    skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    One separate question for you guys. Why air over electric(eaton)
     
  9. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    I would think air is more reliable, if I got lockers, I would make some custom place to must all that, maybe the compressor in the bed and the air tank under the bed. Or maybe both under the bed.
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Rear cubby, bed tool box(if you have one), between ABS module and intake tube...just gotta find room. Since my truck has ATRAC I have plenty of space on the passenger side of the engine bay.
     
  11. OP
    skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    Again, thanks for the insight
     
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    A buddy has a 4wd Sport 6 speed with ARB lockers. Here is where he mounted his compressor. It is just in front of the brake booster.

    Pic from Manwithoutaplan.
     

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  13. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    More...
     

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  14. Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan MOnty Lives on

    If i were you i would mount the compressor either in the back of the bed or on the passenger. FYI
     
  15. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    So do you have a locker up front and back?
     
  16. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  17. OffroadTaco4x4

    OffroadTaco4x4 Well-Known Member

    I heard a lot of people say lockers and ifs don't mix, has he had any problems?
     
  18. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    None that I know of. That saying can be true but anything will break if you abuse it.
     
  19. Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan MOnty Lives on

    Yes i have front and rear lockers. It is true that Lockers and ifs don't mix so you have be very careful when engaging the front. But it has made my experience with off roading in tough situation lot easier and less abusive on the truck.
     
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    skullztrucker

    skullztrucker Well-Known Member

    What do you mean be careful when engaging the front
     
  21. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I think he means to make sure your tires aren't turning at different speeds when engaging and make sure it is locked in before applying engine power. Also don't do anything like a full throttle full lock turn with the locker engaged but that will destroy most locked diffs and or driveaxles.
     

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