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firstyota 01-09-2013 08:05 AM

locking dif
 
i'm a first time yota owner i bought a 96 tacoma 4x4 my question is, how do i know if it has a locking rearend ?

waskillywabbit 01-09-2013 08:11 AM

Factory switch on the dash. If not doubt aftermarket.

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Philbert 01-09-2013 08:32 AM

Switch would say "RR DIFF LOCK"

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toyota4x4907 01-09-2013 10:24 AM

Factory TRD rear lockers didnt come out until 1998, anyhow.

To check for an aftermarket, search for the tire-spin method. Or drop out the rear differential.

Philbert 01-09-2013 11:07 AM

And wiring/motor on the rear diff are a sign there's a diff locker there.

JBurt 01-10-2013 08:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toyota4x4907 (Post 52024113)
Factory TRD rear lockers didnt come out until 1998, anyhow.

I've got one on my 97, but you're right. 96 didn't have a diff lock. If it does have one it must be aftermarket.

If it's selectable then it has to have some kind of switch. It might be a ratcheting one. If it is you might be able to hear it if you turn really slow on pavement.

thefatkid 01-10-2013 08:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JBurt (Post 52024948)
I've got one on my 97, but you're right. 96 didn't have a diff lock. If it does have one it must be aftermarket.

If it's selectable then it has to have some kind of switch. It might be a ratcheting one. If it is you might be able to hear it if you turn really slow on pavement.

They didn't come as a factory option on the Tacoma until 98. 4Runners were lucky enough to have them in 96.

JBurt 01-10-2013 09:17 PM

Good to know. I guess you learn something new everyday. Thanks for teaching me something.


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