Re-Gear and Locker Installed

I have been holding onto the parts for the re-gear of our Toyota FJ Cruiser for some time. I purchased the gears from Nitro Gear and Axle which is the only company currently offering 4.56 gears for the 2010 FJ Cruiser.  I also purchased a front ARB locker. Installing a locker adds very little additional cost when the gears are being changed out. I had my local dealer perform the work on the FJ.

CO2 Locker Interface

I do not expect to need the locker for much of the travel that we do, but the few times it is needed it will be great to have.

Locker Switch

The locker is setup to use my CO2 as the air source.

I spent about 2 hours finishing the install of the locker controls and plumbing.


  • Front Gears – $299.00
  • Rear Gears – $799.00
  • ARB Front Locker $1014.00
  • Stainless hose for locker – $65.00
  • Setup for CO2 connection – $69.00
  • Install labor – $1450.00


Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 


  5 comments for “Re-Gear and Locker Installed

  1. dale durham
    March 26, 2011 at 9:53 AM

    Sweet deal! Someday soon I’ll regear!

    • March 27, 2011 at 11:50 AM

      Highway driving was much improved.

  2. Jesse
    June 4, 2011 at 8:53 PM

    Why the re-gear? I do not know of the top of my head what the stock gears are, so I was just wondering what you were trying to achieve and if it worked out the way you wanted it to.

    • June 8, 2011 at 8:06 AM

      With the larger tires this gets the FJ more back to normal for highway driving and crawl speed.

  3. August 9, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    We’ll have these gears aftermarket soon and the price will be lower too!

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