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1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup Best Locker?
« on: Mar 18, 2019, 03:03:03 PM »
I have a 1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup long bed, I am thinking of installing 1 or 2 lockers on my truck.  I do a lot of hunting and trapping in the wintertime, I am 90% by myself. So if I get stuck I always carry 2 sets of chains regardless.  I am wanting to install lockers but don't know if I want install both or just one.  What will I be getting myself into with this project? How much will it cost me for lockers? Installation? I have never used them before.
Any help is appreciated on this subject.  Or if you have some for sale.

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Re: 1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup Best Locker?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 22, 2019, 08:52:38 AM »
Hands down the only locker I recommend for offroad is a spartan. Very simple to install in the rear. It comes with instructions. It installs the same in the front, however tearing down the front axle is more complex than the rear.

If you do not want to eat up rear tires when turning on pavement go with a Detroit tru trac in the rear. It will never fail and is a helical cur gear set rather than pins or clutches.

Personally if I were to have this as a daily driver/hunting truck I would spend the coin on a tru trac for the rear and see if it took me everywhere I needed. If not then add a spartan to the front.
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Re: 1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup Best Locker?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 23, 2019, 08:31:07 AM »
Thank you for your advice and your help I am looking forward to reading more information on lockers and installation of them

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Re: 1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup Best Locker?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 24, 2019, 01:59:22 PM »
If money is an issue, would go with just one locker in the rear, my choice would be an ARB, as you only use it when needed.

Cost, depends on what you decide to go with, whether or not you can install it yourself/want to try, or who you buy a complete 3rd member through.

If you pull the 3rd and take it to a shop, labor should run about $200 for bench labor.
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Re: 1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup Best Locker?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 25, 2019, 04:01:06 AM »

Native Warrior....

Ive run Detroit, Lockrights, and Tru-Trac.

The ARB selectable lockers are great, but pricey.

For around $300 or a little less Id go with Spartan or Aussie in the rear very reasonable price.  You could install it yourself in a couple hours.  Try one and see how it does.  From an open diff to a locker in the rear will make an incredible difference off-road.

Regarding tire wear with a locker in the rear, as a daily driver I never saw any excessive tire wear in both my 1986 Longbed with a Detroit and my 1985 Shortbed with a Lockright.

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Re: 1984 Toyota Diesel Pickup Best Locker?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27, 2019, 09:28:49 AM »
Thanks guys I got a quote for a fully assembled ready to drop in locker the price is anywhere from $900-1400 depending what I want or need.

 
 
 
 
 

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