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Diff locker

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Kcmaub, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:15 PM
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    Kcmaub

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    Nothing yet but came with rough country shocks and 33' mud tires just got to replace first car in october and also replaced battery with interstate and new alternator oh ya the truck has been rolled and fixed back up newer 4.7 od says 130,000 but engine was replaced when flipped at 100,000 so 30,000 on motor and 130,000 on everything else
    Has any of you guys done a diff lock on the front or rear if so were did u get supplies links are awesome learned my tundra might do better if it had diff lock on rear
     
  2. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:18 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    You have a couple options. The ones that stand out to me are:

    ARB

    Auburn limited slip


    I can tell you from first hand experience, the Tundra will do much better with either of those two options.
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:22 PM
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    Nothing yet but came with rough country shocks and 33' mud tires just got to replace first car in october and also replaced battery with interstate and new alternator oh ya the truck has been rolled and fixed back up newer 4.7 od says 130,000 but engine was replaced when flipped at 100,000 so 30,000 on motor and 130,000 on everything else
    Ya i went in the snow today thats a foot deep and it sucks cause it acts like its in 2wd in 4wd meaning it wont go anywhere
     
  4. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:24 PM
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    Does the 1st Gen have traction control?
     
  5. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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    Did you take the Traction Control off? That helps a little so the brakes are not hindering you.

    This was one of the only gripes I had with my 12' CM. If that would have been my last truck, a Limited Slip would have been installed.
     
  6. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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    Nothing yet but came with rough country shocks and 33' mud tires just got to replace first car in october and also replaced battery with interstate and new alternator oh ya the truck has been rolled and fixed back up newer 4.7 od says 130,000 but engine was replaced when flipped at 100,000 so 30,000 on motor and 130,000 on everything else
    I dont think so its a 2001 toyota tundra sr5
     
  7. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:26 PM
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    Oops. Yeah, thought you had a 2nd gen.
     
  8. Jan 10, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    I'm pretty sure 1st Gens have traction control too. It should be a button with a car with squiggly lines. If you have it, you need to turn off your nannies.
     
  9. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:16 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Mine (2003) doesn't have traction control it's old school and glad of it.
     
  10. Jan 10, 2017 at 6:41 PM
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    14burrito

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    IMHO
    Select-able locker up front (ARB)
    Full time locker out back

    Unless open bank account,
    Then select-able front and rear
     
  11. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:17 AM
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    On my 2000 LTD...back in the day (ahem)...my front dif spider gears went out without a sound or indication. The only thing I noticed was that my miles per tank went from 375-380 up to 430-440 per tank!! This went on for weeks until I tried 4WD. Took it to the shop and they drained the dif. CHUNKS of gear teeth fell out with the oil. After that, the front end bound up and the friction literally caused the front axle to weld to itself. (Note to those looking for "extended warranties"...the spider gears are NOT COVERED). Long story short, I went to pick n pull and purchased a 2001 front end and installed a Powertrax Autolock differential in the front. I also installed a similar Powertrax auto lock dif in the rear. Those things were AMAZEBALLS!!! For the next 4 years of ownership, that truck went places it had no business being (Rubicon, Sierra Nevada trails, MOAB, wheeling from CA to Maine). The lockers were quiet and fun to drive with. Not sure if they make them anymore, but it was a super easy install.
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:22 AM
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    Addendum: the full set ran me about $450 back then. With these, I was able to TOW Another Tundra through a 8-9 Rated Jeep trail just south of Lake Tahoe. And those lockers had zero issues for the next 98k miles I had the truck.
     
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  13. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:30 AM
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    What 8-9 rated trail did you take your Tundra through, and doing a recovery nonetheless?
     
  14. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:45 AM
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    I agree with others, a selectable locker is best for any street use. Towing, a selectable or limited slip is the only options. An auto locker or mechanical locker under load will break shit....with ease.

    I personally run mechanical lockers in my off-road only rig due to:

    -cost. ARB lockers are very expensive.
    - The trails I go on, selecting front, rear lockers, shifting transfer case, gears...etc. You get the point. It is just easier, I have full hydraulic steering, and can select front to rear drive with my transfer case.
    - no more maintenance with broken air lines, leaks, solenoid issues, pumps....etc.

    It all depends on what you want and how you use your truck.
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:47 AM
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    Was years ago...Deer Lake?? Deer creek?? Deer something. Surprised a bunch of gnarly looking Jeep guys out there. They looked At us as if we were nutz. 4 tundras and a couple Tacos from the NorCal group. Fun times.

    Edit: Deer Valley trail
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:51 AM
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    The tundra I towed wasn't completely disabled, FTR. He blew out his front trying to inertia climb a rock face on the trail. Essentially he was 2wd...in reality 1 WD with the open rear dif. Made for a long trail...and ended up being at night as well by the time it was all said and done. When his front end went, it was like a shotgun blast.
     
  17. Jan 11, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    Good to know. I may have to check this out in August. We are running the Rubicon and some trails all the way out and back.
    Looks to be a moderate trail, but fun I'm sure. Even more impressive in Tacoma/Tundra trucks.
    I get surprised all the time by Toyota trucks and where they can go. One of our club members has a 96' Tacoma, SAS and built very well. That little 4 cylinder truck just goes about everywhere he wants.
     
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  18. Jan 11, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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    Just checking on the trail now. Looks like it's closed. Man that's bringing back some memories.
     
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  19. Jan 11, 2017 at 6:19 AM
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    Thanks for the heads up. Another reason we are doing the Rubicon before it is shut down for good. Damn shame.
     
  20. Jan 11, 2017 at 6:26 AM
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    Dream of Californication...
     
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