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Old 08-19-2013, 04:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a strange setup. Question about ratcheting lockers.

Hello,


I have a 1982 Toyota Pickup truck that was converted into a 20' long RV. I love the RV, it gets great mileage, and I recently rebuilt the motor and trans (W50 trans, 5 speed. upgrade).

I also fitted it with a one ton full floating rearend from an unknown donor vehicle, which I believe was a flatbed- although I do not know the year or engine/ trans that was in front of it.

Now, the RV has the 22R engine, which is nice in a pickup- but not so much offroad, and up hills.

I have a Toyota 5 speed trans with a transfer case I am looking to install, to gain the low range setting so I do not have to slip the clutch so much starting off on hills, or just going up dirt roads.

So my question is this. The engine is stock, but bored over two sizes.

The one ton rearend has the Toyota 8" differential.

If I get a ratcheting locker and install it into the differential for traction in slippery conditions, or whatever, with the weight of the RV, will the locker be durable? I hear with larger tires or extra power they can have issues. My tires are stock, and my engine is limited to double- digit horsepower. But I am in an RV that taxes the motor.


(I keep the RV living quarters at a minimum weight. I gutted the entire inside. I have overheard cabinets and that's it. But I do carry a generator, toilet, and fridge.)
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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With low range and that much wieght, you could run into problems even with the lowly 22R. Being aware of it's limitations and not driving like an idiot will go a long way.
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You'll be fine, even with a drop in lunch box locker like an aussie or lockright.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Pretty sure you'll be fine, I've put those old Toyota flatbed trucks through some hell, rear axle never gave out
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