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Old 04-06-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default Decided to keep the Toyota and pass on the Rubicon!!

However....after doing various searches...I am curious as to what front in my 2000 Model 2.7 Liter, manual locking TRD'd tacoma has? I have been looking at some ARB Air Lockers because the versatility to switch between the two seems fabulous! Would I be better off getting like an Aussie or Lockright?? Or should I go all ARB?? Guy's Ive searched...but I want opionions from you people who have them!! I don't want the Lockrights if they are a weak product in the long run..how does it drive, are you able to turn decent? Any info will help......thanks "family"!!
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:04 PM   #2
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im thinking the same as you prolly gunna run some ARB air in the rear and eventually in front also i seen on www.4wheelparts.com they sell them dont know how good of a price but since they run of a compressor what is the best set up for eventually running two of them??were to mount them??
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Old 04-06-2006, 06:31 PM   #3
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welcome back, i think you will be happy with an arb. some people dont like the lockright but thats probaly just the noise they dont like. they work great off road though. you will however like being able to select lock the front for those on road situations with an arb.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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lockrite or aussie is a bad choice for the front axle as it always spins unless you have manual hubs.....

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Old 04-06-2006, 07:06 PM   #5
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lockrite or aussie is a bad choice for the front axle as it always spins unless you have manual hubs.....

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Luckily I Have the TRD locking rear and manual locking front!! Is it hard to turn when locked? Thats prolly my deciding factor!
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:08 PM   #6
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You can't turn for shit with an auto locker in the front. I suggest installing twin sticks or doing the 2 low mod if you have a push button t case. That allows you to disconnect the front end so you can actually turn. I would also carry three or four spare CVs with an auto locker.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:16 PM   #7
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ARB or elocker are the only choices with no compromises. You get normal on road performance and predictable handling in snow/ice, and maximum capability off road.

I have ARB f/r. Got them from 4WP, but trdparts4u, and PORC have really good prices too. Basically, if you buy both lockers, you get the compressor for free.

Since you have manual hubs, the lunchbox lockers will save you a ton of money though, as they are much cheaper and you can do the install yourself. I haven't heard any mention of them being the weak link in the drivetrain. There have been numerous mentions of sketchy handling in the snow/ice as they ratchet.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:40 PM   #8
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I thought you were keeping the Toyota no matter what as your reliable DD and the Jeep was going to be for fun?
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:46 PM   #9
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Skip the rachet locker if you do any on road driving in 4wd in the snow. The results are terrifying.
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Old 04-06-2006, 07:54 PM   #10
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I am curious as to what front in my 2000 Model 2.7 Liter, manual locking TRD'd tacoma has? .
The 4 bangers have 4:10 's and the Terds do too. Non terd V6 like mine is 3:91's. Doesn't matter whether or not your 4 banger is TRD or not, should have 4:10's. Hope this is what you are looking for. I heard even a LSD in front does wonders. But if you got the scratch, which if you were going to pay 30 grand for a jeep because it has lockers front and rear, you got the scratch, go with an arb.
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Manual hubs... get the auto locker and save yourself the money.
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The 4 bangers have 4:10 's and the Terds do too. Non terd V6 like mine is 3:91's. Doesn't matter whether or not your 4 banger is TRD or not, should have 4:10's. Hope this is what you are looking for. I heard even a LSD in front does wonders. But if you got the scratch, which if you were going to pay 30 grand for a jeep because it has lockers front and rear, you got the scratch, go with an arb.
I have a '98 non-TRD V6 - per the tire/RPM chart that's floating around somewhere, I have 4.10s..
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