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Old 05-05-2007, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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e-locker question...

I'm looking to buy a Double cab 4x4 and am trying to find out if TRD Off Road package is worth the money or just to buy a TRD e-locker from someone and add it later.

If I go with the TRD Off Road package, can the e-locker be modified to work above 5 mph and/or in 4W High?

If not, since I plan on lifting it anyway, seems like a waste of money to go with the TRD package. I rather put that money towards Donahoe/All Pro/Total Chaos lifts...

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
My 85 4Runner was stolen, had a 94 4Runner - cat stolen1 Now have 92 LC that I park in the garage
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Old 05-06-2007, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure about 05+ but on older tacomas the bolt pattern for the 3rd member on non-TRD axles is different than TRD. (swap whole axle if you want a locking 3rd)

For use of the e-locker above 5mph search on gray wire mod
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Old 05-16-2007, 04:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Don't know about the new ones (05+) but on the pre-2005 the diff drain plug is on the wrong side. On the bottom of the diff it is on the left for e-locker axles and on the right for non-e-locker. If anything you would probably be better off swapping the whole axle, but then you have to deal with wiring it up also.

Pony up and buy it already set-up.
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Old 05-16-2007, 07:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Save your money and just put in an ARB. Then you don't have to swap housings or deal with wiring.
If you do go with the e-locker make sure you run aftermarket ring and pinions, the stock gears shred teeth off the ring gear pretty easily.
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Old 05-19-2007, 09:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, never heard of the grey wire mod. Maybe someone already did it to my truck, but I don't think I have a 5mph restriction, nor do I have to be in 4wd.

Now I'm going to have to check.
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