Will a tundra 7.5" front diff work in a taco?? Are they the same?? TIA..
Yes. They are the same part.TacoCrazy said:Will a tundra 7.5" front diff work in a taco?? Are they the same?? TIA..
Be careful if you have an ADD diff. The older ones were vacuum actuated, the newer ones are electric. I don't know the cutoff year.TacoCrazy said:Am I to assume the 97' model Taco would also be the same? I have a buy on a Tundra diff if so. Thank you very much..
The differentials are essentially the same between 1995 and 2004 Tacomas, BUT the gear ratios are different. Toyota also switched to a different actuator design in the later models. You may have to reuse the actuator from your old differential. I'm not sure if the older Tundras used the same diff. Should be easy to check with a tape measure and some crawling under it.TacoCrazy said:Am I to assume the 97' model Taco would also be the same? I have a buy on a Tundra diff if so. Thank you very much..
Well, you have the simple-to-work-on vacuum type actuator. Your setup just has two vacuum hoses, two wires for the 4wd light, and a breather. The newer ones have the breather, and a six conductor connector for the actuator motor, limit switches, etc. Coming up with a circuit to make it work properly is a bit of a pain. I made one for a guy who turned his prerunner into a 4wd, and it worked for awhile but was kinda flaky.TacoCrazy said:I do have ADD, I wonder if I could put the internals from the electric Tundra diff in my vacuum Taco diff, or swap out the electric to my vacuum??
some1 can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you can just swap out the axle tube w/ the actuator on it, and that way you can use your vaccum actuator??? I think that's right, otherwise, I"ll just STFU. Peace, WesTacoCrazy said:Yeah, I really would rather just use my vacuum parts on the Tundra diff if possible..Just not sure..