What Gl5 do you use?

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Bojangles, Jun 24, 2017.

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What rear diff fluid do you prefer?

  1. Synthetic

    5 vote(s)
    83.3%
  2. Dino

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Valvoline

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Mobil1

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
  5. Amsoil

    2 vote(s)
    33.3%
  6. Supertech

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. 75 90

    4 vote(s)
    66.7%
  8. 75 140

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Royal purple

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Redline

    1 vote(s)
    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Theres 1 on my truck... theres no need for modifiers, its not an lsd.
     
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  3. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Thank you sir! Eventually I'll be up to speed...
     
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  4. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Me too..
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Snow prollem.... toyota keeps changing things...its a matter of time and we will have to learn a new system.

    Ur old school, open diff or locked. Enjoy no nannies on the 2005.
    Btw u have the ability to wire in an abs killswitch, so u can stop when YOU want to.... not when the spastic epileptic pos abs thinks u should stop
     
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  6. OP
    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    For now... give yota 5 more yrs to change it o_O
     
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  7. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    ^^^ good info. Thanks @Bojangles
     
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  8. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    I was JUST thinking today, wondering if there was a brake upgrade available (after stumbling onto a first gen post online, where bigger Tundra parts were transplanted...). Interesting!
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I did this (link below) along with stainless steel braided brake lines (g stop i think), and ebc stage 5 rotor/pad kit.
    The abs on our trucks is too sensitive and will make u roll thru stop signs and red lights if a squirrel happens to fart nearby. Its damn near worthless in most situations.. even a banked offramp will cause it to act up in clear weather.

    Itll also damn near kill you in dirt, mud, snow, or gravel... u NEED tires to dig into the substrate in those circumstances and abs wont let that happen. You can have the locker engaged offroad and that turns off abs, but you should not lock the rear end while onroad.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/abs-kill-switch-mod-for-05-offroad-easy-way-pics.170927/
     
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  10. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Man... I am SO doing this. I really just "got used" to the "performance" of the brakes, and figured "Well, it's my first truck, so...". Will report after some research and purchases/installation! LOL
     
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    Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Beware....
    Ceramic pads dont dust.... or dust very little.
    Ceramic are quieter
    Ceramic pads need to warm up for best bite.


    Semi metallic dust more (wash ur truck... use simple green on wheels, spray on, spray off).
    Semi metallic have FAR superior initial bite

    Ive faded hawk lts pads and brembo blank rotors twice...
    As in 2 new sets.

    I trashed that combo for ebc stage 5 and have not faded them yet... i drive aggressively.

    Also dont forget to flush brake fluid completely if its been a while.... and definately if you have faded the brakes even 1 time....

    Fading is due to boiling, boiling i forget how introduces moisture since brake fluid is hydroscopic.
     
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  12. vwgtiturbo

    vwgtiturbo Well-Known Member

    Good info I hadn't though of since my old classic car days. I haven't done any bake work beyond replacing front pads and flushing complete system once (). Will be researching and buying parts tomorrow though; the brakes have always been one of my "I wish this were different" items on the truck. Slowly but surely, the bug to buy a new model will die as I use my downtime to learn about her and work through some minor quibbles!
     
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