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I was wondering, is it possible to have a locking front diff and still have my limited slip? Sorry if its a dumb question but I googled it and couldn't really find anything on the 05 Tacoma. Thanks for any help.
 

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yea if they make one...that wont have anything to do with your rear diff.
I know detroit got a LSD for the front
I dont know if ARB makes a locker for the front diff or not
it should be the Tacoma 7.5" I am not sure if they left them the same..My guess is since the rear is still the same front should be to
 

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Should be possible. ARB has one in the works, but it's not available yet.
 

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Awesome! Thanks for the help.
 

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Is the wheeling that you do really that intense that you need a locking front? If you lock the front you will snap cvs like no tomorrow. Are you already locked in the rear?
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You don't have to do real hard core off-road running to have a use for a front locker.

More than once myself and others have had three wheels spining in deep snow and would have loved "true" 4wd.
 

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pnueve said:
Is the wheeling that you do really that intense that you need a locking front? If you lock the front you will snap cvs like no tomorrow. Are you already locked in the rear?
-Mike
No I dont do really intense off-roading, but going on unplowed roads in 4' of fresh snow to go back country snowboarding, would be a lot easier with a locker. I only do it a few times a year, and the LSD in the rear is better for me during the rest of the year. Whats "cvs" and why would it snap?
 

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You really shouldn't need a locked front for snowed roads. I'd imagine your 4wd plus some better tires would give you enough traction to get through even more than 4" of snow.

But what do I know, we surely don't get snow here in LA :)
 

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You really shouldn't need a locked front for snowed roads. I'd imagine your 4wd plus some better tires would give you enough traction to get through even more than 4" of snow.
Not 4"(inches), 4'(feet). On top of atleast 1'(foot) of packed snow.
 

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AfterShock said:
You really shouldn't need a locked front for snowed roads. I'd imagine your 4wd plus some better tires would give you enough traction to get through even more than 4" of snow.

But what do I know, we surely don't get snow here in LA :)

Like BruynBoy said 4" is not a problem. It's the foot plus going up hill.

I had new Revos on my old truck (Ram) with a rear LSD and I still could have used that extra wheel drive that a front locker would give me. I have Blizzaks on now and am heading to see family in the mountains on Friday. I would love to be able to lock my front diff before heading up some of the trails that they call roads.
 

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CV's = constant velocity axles

they're not as strong as solid axles, since they have to move in all sorts of directions, but for what you plan on using it for, i don't think a front locker would do any harm.

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NESW20 said:
CV's = constant velocity axles

they're not as strong as solid axles, since they have to move in all sorts of directions, but for what you plan on using it for, i don't think a front locker would do any harm.

-Mike
Thats what I was thinking. As far as traction issues, have you tried chains? They are considerably cheaper than a locker.
-Mike
 

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I went to pickup a Lab puppy about 2 weekends ago. The house was on the steepest hill I had ever seen. The hill was loose gravel and weeds. I was scared to go up the hill. I tried going up in 2WD. No go. I was slipping as soon as I started going up. I kicked it into 4WD and I was unstoppable. I decided not go up completely. I still had about 75 ft to go and I had not reached the steepest part of the hill yet! I just left the truck at the bottom of the hill.

The owner of the house said that many people have lost control coming down and ended up in the ditch next to the hill. I was like WOW. Thank God I did not try to be cool and go up the damn hill. :lol:

If I would have had a TRD Off Road, would I have been able to make it up in 2WD?
 

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most likely not.

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pnueve said:
Thats what I was thinking. As far as traction issues, have you tried chains? They are considerably cheaper than a locker.
-Mike
Not on this truck, studded tires are holding up ok. My buddys old 4x4 Ranger got stuck a few years ago, even with chains on, no idea how he pulled that one off. Thats what got me thinking about it in the first place. Besides, even if I decide to do it, it wont be untill the warrenty ends. :)
 
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