Finally got the hatch closing as it should! lots of creative filing and some grinding. still might need to do some more work on the seal lip, but for now i am just going to concentrate on getting it on the frame and hooked up
from one extreme to another... one side the shoes were frozen solid to the drum. the other side, axle fluid leaked out all over when the drum slid off
decision time... considering this is going to be mostly a highway truck, what is the best behaved mechanical locking differential? (no air please). i have thought about the toyota electric locker with the manual cable instead of the electric motor, but i am not sure i have the time for the axle modifications needed on my axles to make this work. so i have pretty much come to this conclusion.. www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/detroit_locker/ what do you guys think?
dont i have to add an additional a/c compressor somewhere on the engine to engage the differentials? i do not think i will have the space for this in the 4.3L conversion there arnt any empty places from what i can see on the 4.3L engine.
Last Edit: Feb 4, 2008 18:01:05 GMT -8 by msrwerks
i will look at them a little further. i read through the installation instructions for the arb and this would not be something i could do on my own. (at least the part about re setting the gears) www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/arb_locker/ the soft locker on the other hand is something i would be able to do.