\03trdblack said:Hey guys, just wanted to let everyone know that if you have a Tacoma from either 2002-2004 and have the TRD Off Road package with the rear locker, you probably have a 30 spline pinion gear and yoke.
If you plan on re-gearing, I have been told by Precision Gear themselves that there is NO aftermarket gears for this combination made. You have to get a 27 spline yoke from an earlier Tacoma to make it work.
I ran into this headache as I was trying to regear my Tacoma this weekend. I have a 2003 Tacoma with the off-road package. Here is a link to another guy with the exact same problem as me and he also got a new yoke to make it work.
I hope this saves someone the headache (and the money) that it didn't save me!!!
That was the case when I went to buy gears for my TRD rear from my '99. Had to use a yoke outta an older toy. And we had to grind some of the bearing dust cap off, too.