Toyota Tacoma, FJ, and 4Runner Differential Breather Relocation KitState48Overland
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***For older generations, list the year and model in the notes/comments section at checkout***
(This modification is done at your own risk. Proper installation, inspection and continued maintenance of this product lies with the end user. It is the end users sole responsibility to inspect, maintain, and clean the components used with this product including it’s filters on an occasional or as needed basis.)
This kit replaces the rear differential axle vent and or front differential axle breather and ADD(automatic differential disconnect) vent located next to the front axle breather in the engine bay. Our breather filters allow for two-way, expansion and contraction of heated or rapidly cooled air. It eliminates hard vacuum pulls and helps reduce the stress on your axle seals.
We have sourced all of the necessary parts needed to complete this job economically when compared to other brand named manufacturers. You'll receive approximately 5.5-6 feet of reinforced fuel line hose for the rear axle breather relocation. You will also receive the proper stainless steel hose clamps for standard options and fitment barbs.
A rubber grommet will be used for the mounting of the rear breather filter. It will require a 3/4" hole to be drilled out for the location of your choosing. It will double as the O-ring once the filter is snug to the hose barb fitting. Choose your mounting location carefully.
Our pictures show the fuel filler neck bezel:
Find a flat spot to drill, not a curved surface- on 3rd gen Tacomas, we recommend taking out the fuel filler bezel and placing the breather in the 1 o'clock position.
For the passenger tail light application, we routed the hose over the top of the spare tire mount, between bottom of the bed and frame, diagonally and used zip ties where needed, doing our best to leave slack in the hose for suspension droop near the axle. The driver side tail light area is an easier & shorter length run.
**Please note, longer suspension travel will require longer hose lengths, please make note when submitting the order of the same if you have long travel rear suspension.**
It is important to know that the low profile flat breather is only to be used for the rear axle application along with the rubber grommet. This filter is too long for the front breather hose barbs. The front breather hose barbs require the cone shaped filters plus O-rings when assembled.
If your model has a factory rear locker actuator vent breather as shown in the detailed and labeled diagram picture(excluding Gen 3 Tacoma), then we have you covered with the required vacuum fitting that ties everything in clean with the rear axle breather relocation line (also included will be a 1/4" hose clamp for the factory actuator line to vacuum fitting connection). Please specify in the notes if you need this connection. This set up will receive 1/4" inner diameter fuel line hose. Axle and filter end clamps are not needed as this will be a tight pressure fit. Recommend to use a light tough of lubricant when inserting this hose size over the provided hose barb and axle barb ends.
No more sourcing expensive vacuum unions from the dealership for the rear axle housing. Our kit includes the proper British Standard Pipe Thread (BSPT) hose barb required for the same. It is a brass fitting. Do not over tighten. Only tighten until snug then a 1/2 to 3/4 turn more. Teflon tape, thread tape or liquid tape is not required for the threads of this fitting into the axle housing.
We have seen rear kits going for $60-$75 and up. The aggravation of having to mount a manifold and route multiple lines of hose to complete the job can be annoying. Our kits cover front and rear applications. There is no relocation for the front. Just replacement of the vent/breather. Honestly, once you see how high up the factory locations are for these breathers, you will know why no relocation is needed. You are pretty much dealing with other issues if you let water get that high in the engine bay.
Feel free to call 833-STATE-48 if you have any questions or need further instruction.
(This will no longer contain the drain plug and fill plug gaskets for the rear diff)