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locking rear differential

Discussion in '3rd Gen 4Runners (1996-2002)' started by rmz489, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Apr 12, 2016 at 1:57 PM
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    rmz489

    rmz489 [OP] New Member

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    Hello everyone, I'm new here, and don't have a lot of experience in offroad modifications. I just got my 2001 sr5 4Runner. It's a two wheel drive, and I would like to switch over to a rear locking diff. What all will I need to change to do so? Do I need to switch out the axle, the computer, purchase a diff locker, what all needs to be done to accomplish this task.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2016 at 4:26 PM
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    SixthSnail

    SixthSnail I have no idea what I'm doing

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    Look into ARB Air lockers. Best quality locker out there and you can run the On board air to air up tires and run air tools.
     
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  3. Apr 12, 2016 at 5:55 PM
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    Ol'Blue

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    A few things here and there. Still dreaming up stuff
    For you the best way to do this is either ARB as said above or do Alot more labor and swap axles with one that is a factory elocker. Now you will need everything up to the switch. For your set up I would just dave and run a ARB or just buy a 4x4 runner.

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  4. Apr 14, 2016 at 3:03 PM
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    UssMoGn

    UssMoGn That Vegas Dude

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    Yep ARB probably be easy an cheapest.
     
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  5. Apr 14, 2016 at 7:30 PM
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    99 runner toytec springs front and rear tundra bilstiens front long travel rear total chaos front upper control arms injen tuned air intake 33/12.50 Goodyear MTR on 20x9 red dirt road rims 30 inch single row light bar Mounted under Savage bumper flowmaster super 44 55 watt AC hi/low 5k hid,elocker swap
    Cheapest would be a Aussie locker ... They work great had 1 in my 94 pickup
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2016 at 6:12 PM
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    Thanks guys, I took it out today and really tested its limits for the first time. Surprising how well it did for 2wd. I already ordered my toggle switch to do the Andy mod, and fully disable traction controll.

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  7. Apr 16, 2016 at 7:24 PM
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    nice Runner , just curious why u didn't get a 4x4 in the first place? An auto locker could be considerably cheaper than a selectable , and you could probably install it yourself in your driveway , check out Lock-Rite ....
     
  8. Apr 16, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    Thanks man I really like yours as well.
    I previously drove a lowered car and just wanted an suv to do fun stuff. I used to have a 03 4x4, but for the money I had , the buying price was right, and the lower insurance was nice too. It's my daily so I don't want to get TOO CRAZY with it, but I still want to do cool shit lol
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    My last ride

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  10. Apr 16, 2016 at 10:14 PM
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    Lol thats cute....... 4runner definitely better even though it's 2wd
     
  11. Apr 17, 2016 at 10:58 AM
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    Lol my thoughts exactly
     
  12. Apr 17, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    Screenshot_2016-04-17-11-53-05.jpg Screenshot_2016-04-17-11-53-05.jpg Screenshot_2016-04-17-11-50-59.jpg It's ok my last ride was a 93 civic and before that 94 toyota pickup
     
  13. Apr 17, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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    My previously driven 03 4x4 runner and H3, the h3 wasn't an off road driven vehicle as you can tell

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