Fully Built 3rd Member

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Assembled 3rd Members

All new parts, no used housings or internal parts. Ready to drop into your axle. Third members feature top-quality 27-spline ring & pinion gears and lockers. V6 units feature larger OEM style V6 gear sets with the longer pinion gear. Each unit is set up with solid pinion spacers for long gear life.  The triple drilled flanges included cover common driveshaft patterns.

Now available with Yukon Grizzly and Zip Lockers!

Housing Ratio Spool Detroit ARB Grizzly Zip TrueTrac
4Cyl 4.88 140066-1-KIT 140034-1-KIT 140040-1-KIT 301555-1-KIT 301561-1-KIT TGI-308377
4Cyl 5.29 140067-1-KIT 140035-1-KIT 140041-1-KIT 301556-1-KIT 301562-1-KIT TGI-308378
V6 4.88 140068-1-KIT 140036-1-KIT 140240-1-KIT 301557-1-KIT 301563-1-KIT TGI-308379
V6 5.29 140069-1-KIT 140037-1-KIT 140043-1-KIT 301558-1-KIT 301564-1-KIT TGI-308380
High Pinion 4.88   140038-1-KIT 140044-1-KIT 301559-1-KIT 301565-1-KIT TGI-308381
High Pinion 5.29   140039-1-KIT 140045-1-KIT 301560-1-KIT 301566-1-KIT TGI-308382


Application Notes: High Pinion units should only be used in front axle applications. Use in the rear axle will lead to ring and pinion failure. Spool lockers should only be used in rear applications. Spools will be harder on axles than a selectable or automatic locker.

Note: Follow Ring & Pinion break-in instructions on the Instructions tab.  Failure to do so will void the warranty.

NOTE: We are in the process of adding ABS sensor ports to our V6 differential housings. They will be provided with a freeze plug to block off the port if you do not have ABS. While we are implementing this change, please call before ordering if you need the ABS port version so we can make sure you get the V6 housing with the ABS port.

NOTE: The 4-cylinder & V6 differentials are meant to be run in the stock position (low pinion). Using these differentials in the high pinion position (“flipping”) will cause the pinion bearings to rapidly fail due to oil starvation and void the warranty.

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  • All new parts, no used housings or internal parts
  • V6 units feature larger OEM style V6 gear sets with longer pinion gear
  • For Toyota 8" solid axles only. Will not fit 7.5" IFS front axles

  • 1979-1995 Toyota Pickup
  • 1986-1995 Toyota Pickup (Rear axle only)
  • 1984-1985 Toyota 4Runner
  • 1986-1995 Toyota 4Runner (Rear axle only)

Note: Fully built 3rd members will not fit stock Tacoma or T100 axles. Will not fit 7.5" IFS front axles.

Ring and Pinion Break-In Procedure:

New 3rd members require a break-in period to prevent damage from overheating. Any overloading or over-heating during this period can cause the gear oil to break down resulting in ring and pinion failure.

  • After installation, drive lightly for 20-30 minutes and then allow the differential to cool for at least two hours
  • Avoid heavy throttle use during the first 500 miles
  • Do not tow a trailer during the first 500 miles
  • Change oil after 500 miles to remove any particles suspended in the oil

This may seem unnecessary but it is very easy to damage the differential by loading it before the gear set is completely run in. New ring and pinion gears create excess heat when they are new. This excess heat can damage the heat treatment of the gears.

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Please read and review our return and warranty requirement document before sending in products.

Warranty Exclusions

Trail-Gear Inc. warranty does not cover, and Trail-Gear Inc. shall not be liable for, any undertaking, representation, or agreements made by dealers or other third parties selling Trail-Gear products, except where such agreements are within the provisions of this Warranty.

Specifically excluded from this warranty are failures caused by lack of maintenance, misuse, negligence, modification, abuse, improper application, crash damage, installation or operation, or failures caused by unauthorized service or use of unauthorized parts.

Additionally excluded from this warranty are parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as bushings, fluids, hoses, gaskets, belts, etc. Products not manufactured by Trail-Gear Inc. are excluded from any warranty and shall be handled with the original manufacturer.

All parts used in a competitive racing environment are excluded from this warranty. If, after inspection, a part returned, under any warranty, is deemed to be ineligible for warranty repair or replacement, the part may be repaired or replaced for a discounted cost. Return shipping charges will apply. Any part for which a warranty replacement is sought must be returned to Trail-Gear Inc. before any replacement items can be shipped. All replacement parts shipped before the suspect part has been received and evaluated by Trail-Gear, MUST BE PAID IN FULL. In such a case, after the suspect part has been received and approved for a warranty replacement, the purchase price for the replacement will be refunded.

    To begin your warranty claim:
  • Please contact Trail-Gear Inc. at 559-252-4950 or email sales@trail-gear.com prior to returning any product under warranty to verify that warranty is still in effect.
  • Products must be shipped back to Trail-Gear Inc. at the expense of the customer.
    Ship all products to:
    5356 E. Pine Avenue
    Fresno, Ca 93727.
  • Please place a clearly marked copy of the original invoice on the outside of the package.
  • Please include a short note stating the problem you are experiencing.

If any of the above mentioned policy is not met, the package will be refused or warranty claim denied. By completing the steps above, this will ensure faster processing of your claim so that Trail-Gear can get your product back to you as quickly as possible. All warranties are generally processed within 2-3 business days of Trail-Gear receiving the parts from you. Additional delays may be incurred if product needs additional testing or repairing.

If you are an international customer, please email the warranty department at sales@trail-gear.com to receive further instruction. International customers may have the option to field destroy an approved warranty to avoid costly return shipping. In this case, any shipping charges for replacement parts will be at the expense of the customer.

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