Tacoma or 4Runner axle/3rd
The long story short.
I have 2005 4Runner with 4:56 and RD132 rear.
Locker is leaking oil and so far nothing helps. Sounds like need rebuild. I may look at getting new gears as well, as I don't like the ones I have now.
Question. Is it worth to pull my 3rd out and rebuild the locker and swap new gears or get custom build 3rd and swap 3rd, then see if I can get something for mine or leave it as spare.
Another option which came to me this afternoon.
I found used '05 Tacoma axle at the local shop. The owner upgraded to Currie Dana60. I know that Tacoma has 8.4" diff which is bigger that 4Runner has and should be much stronger. Tacoma axle comes with drum brakes. I was wondering if I can swap my disc brackets from 4Runner to Tacoma axle? Then I'd need to re-weld all brackets for the links, shocks and coil seats...
Just some ideas thrown on the table. No mater what option I'll go with something has to be done this Spring.
Which one is most worthy?
1 - Rebuild my current setup (4.56 + ARB)
2a - Get new 3rd with 4.56 and ARB and sell the one I have.
2b - Get new 3rd with 4.56 and ARB and use old as spare
3a - Get Tacoma axle and rebuild its 3rd
3b - Get Tacoma axle and 3rd with 4.56 + ARB or other selectable
'05 4Runner V6
5" Custom L-T Lift, 35" MT+AT, ARB / CBI bumpers, 4.56, Snorkel, Custom RoofRack
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3.5", 33" AT, ARB / CBI bumpers, Snorkel
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'09 Off-Road Trailer
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