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ARB Air lockers

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by DTMCobra, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Feb 5, 2016 at 4:18 AM
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    DTMCobra

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    Hello! New member with some questions. Anyone have information or experiences they can share with the ARB front air locker for a 2008+ Tundra? On a previously owned 4Runner I was advised that the front locker with IFS could be a problem (weak if I was tough on it) and I wanted to know if anyone has one installed and how it works for them on the Tundra. Looking at buying a Tundra here shortly and wanting to move on the rear locker, and wanted to get expert advice on the front. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Feb 5, 2016 at 8:12 AM
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    Sean266

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    @matluth weren't you looking into this at one point?
     
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  3. Feb 5, 2016 at 8:23 AM
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    Welcome from Florida.......I have no clue on the air lockers. LOL
     
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  4. Feb 5, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    Wynnded

    Wynnded Wait, what?

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    There will always be a weak component if you're too rough. I had a front ARB in my IFS Long Travel 1st Generation Tacoma. It used the 1st Generation Tundra CV axles, they're stronger than the Tacoma axles. I only broke one and changed it back at camp with a spare. It was all my fault, I had it bound up pretty good and knew it. I could've used even stronger axles, but then I would've been moving to the next weakest link, probably the spider gears inside the differential. Not something to deal with outside a shop if you can help it.

    I'm sure that the 2nd Generation Tundra CV axles are super strong, but locker or not, if you're tough on it, something is going to break. Part of wheeling is doing it gracefully.
     
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  5. Feb 5, 2016 at 10:49 AM
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    Agreed there Wynnded! It's especially important when you don't have a solid front axle! I appreciate the welcome and input so far. Thank you!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2016 at 9:18 PM
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    matluth Fish On!

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    My main concern is the lack of a "true" limited slip/ locker on our rears. The front is a different story. Auburn Gear offers a rear LSD (not Lysergic acid diethylamide) and ARB offers up an air locker. I recommend any differential questions to these pro's: www.justdifferentials.com/
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2016 at 9:22 PM
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    Well... I've gone and done it. Bought myself a 2013 Black Tundra Crewmax Platinum!
     
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  8. Feb 8, 2016 at 5:52 PM
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