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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:
    Gilbert, AZ
    2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Inferno
    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?
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  2. Jun 18, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    matluth Fish On!

    Apr 20, 2014
    First Name:
    Aurora CO
    2007 Slate Metallic 5.7L Tundra DC SR5 4X4
    18"X9" FN BFD's rims, 295/70R/18E Cooper Discoverer STT Pro's, upgraded to Old Man EMU coil-overs/shocks. Toytec shackles Next: true dual exhaust, new UCA's.

    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
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