1. Welcome to Tundras.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tundra discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Tundra owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Which differential rebuild kit is best for the Tundra?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by tat2ude39, Jun 18, 2015.

  1. Jun 18, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    tat2ude39 [OP] MYota

    Jan 26, 2015
    First Name:
    San Tan Valley, AZ
    2021 Tundra SR5 Crewmax ~ ARMY GREEN
    A couple scenarios here, maybe you have high mileage and it's just time, maybe changing your gear ratio, or in my case, adding an Auburn Pro LSD and a rebuild kit is recommended at the same time. So what brand is best? I hear Yukon, Nitro, and Koyo (which I'm told is great for the Tundras?), and Timken which I think are maybe used in some of the above mentioned kits. All I read is one bashing the other, and calling different shops, each shop seems to have a preference. So I ask the knowledgeable members here... Any advice?
    Black Wolf likes this.
  2. Jun 18, 2015 at 5:15 PM
    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Bigfoot Hunter, Sasquatch too, but not Yeti

    Apr 20, 2014
    First Name:
    Aurora CO
    2022 Nissan Frontier SV 4X4
    TuwaPro rack, Z1 Offroad stuff, NISMO suspension stuff, FlowmasterFX Extreme exhaust, AIS, OVS, J&L can, other goodies on the way

    When I talked with Just Differentials about ordering the Auburn Pro, you are told up front that a carrier bearing kit is required whether going on a new truck or as in my case a truck with 58K. Was told the same thing by Axles and Gear (Western Drivetrains) who specializes primarily in Yukon differential products and who will be putting mine in. I haven't heard of many issues with our rearends, especially if maintained properly. Koyo and Timken are highly regarded. Nitro has a good rep for their products.Tundras are limited in diff's that are out there unfortunately. There are plenty of various rebuild kits. On a side note the Hino rear axles are as strong as the competition's 3/4 and 1 ton axles in their trucks. Contact your nearest Western Drivetrains. They seem to be pretty knowledgeable and unbiased.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2015
    gene3x likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top