08. To test the Air Locker’s function, shop air was applied to the connection port. The Air Locker locked and unlocked as requested, so the third member was good to go.08. To test the Air Locker’s function, shop air was applied to the connection port. The 09. American Gear Shop in La Habra, California, installed our built third member. Here, Hector Ambriz pulls one of the axleshafts clear of the differential. Fresh axle seals were installed during the third-member swap.09. American Gear Shop in La Habra, California, installed our built third member. Here, H 10. With the axleshafts set aside and the gasket surface prepped, everything was set to pop the third member into place. Hector is plenty strong enough to do this solo, but be sure to ask for some extra muscle if you need it. The last thing you want to do is kink the ARB actuation line while installing the third member.10. With the axleshafts set aside and the gasket surface prepped, everything was set to 11. Currie’s skidplate and axle armor system keep the third member, yoke, and U-joint protected in the rough.11. Currie’s skidplate and axle armor system keep the third member, yoke, and U-joint protected in the rough. 12. Locating the compressor in the vehicle is up to you. The most convenient place is usually in the engine bay, but we’re trying to keep our fenderwells clear in anticipation of a future engine cage. The left rear corner of the cargo bay was our chosen spot, and we tied a custom mounting bracket into the custom mounts for our Synergy Suspension Baja Basket. 13. We used a high-temperature flexible grommet to safely route the ARB air line through the sheetmetal floor of the 4Runner. The air line needs to be routed clear of things like hot exhaust surfaces, and it needs to follow the suspension cycle on solid axle applications without snagging or stretching. It’s tempting to use high-zoot braided-steel line instead of the blue plastic line, but braided-steel line is so strong that it can pull the air line out of position inside the differential if it snags on something. Once that happens, you’ve got to get inside the differential to fix the situation. So, we used the blue plastic line. 14. Since the ARB switches didn’t fit into the OE Toyota switch openings in the dash or center console, we mounted our switches using a modified ARB mounting bracket. To make the wiring easy to get to, we routed the harness on the outside of the dash and the center console. This photo was taken before we wrapped the wiring with a split-loom sheath. If you place your compressor far away from the battery like we did, you need to extend the power wires on the ARB wiring harness. We’re planning to relocate the battery to the rear of the vehicle, but that’s another story for another day. Sources Yukon Gear 888-905-5044 www.yukongear.com ARB 4x4 Products 720 SW 34th Street Renton WA 98057 800-761-8192 http://www.arbusa.com Currie Enterprises 382 North Smith Corona CA 92880 714-528-6957 www.currieenterprises.com American Gear Shop 741 W. Whittier Boulevard Unit E La Habra CA 90631 800-458-1510 http://www.americangearshop.com « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Kevin Blumer Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!