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Old 12-10-2007, 06:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Elocker up front.

Stupid question did search and read the faq can you put 00 elocker in an 85 mini front sa. I read the article on how to install it in a rear axle and am just wondering if the same is true to putting it in a front axle.
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am in the process right now....yes it is possible.

I followed this writeup
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I was able to file just a little on the housing. The u-bolt barely fits, but it does.
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e-locker

yes, it can be done. I have even installed the e-lockers in Samurai's where clearance is even closer. For clearance with the leaf spring on the passenger side, there is one 10mm bolt on the shift fork cap that some people choose to go to a countersunk bolt, however there are many running the setup with the top bolt just left out with no problems. Some have to trim the motor slightly where the e-locker connector bracket mounts to, but this is ok also because the harness is still supported by the stud and nut going through to the axle housing. If you need any help with your installation, let me know. We also stock electric locking differential conversion parts to make your installation easier.
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you have any tips for drilling the holes in the housing so that they are perpendicular and centered relative to the holes in the carrier? I am thinking about sourcing some dowels that I could drop in the carrier mounting holes so that the drill bit has something to align to as I drill the holes.

Also, is it necessary to weld the area where the grind breaks through the existing hole in the carrier withinin the narrow area of the gasket?
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Do you have any tips for drilling the holes in the housing so that they are perpendicular and centered relative to the holes in the carrier? I am thinking about sourcing some dowels that I could drop in the carrier mounting holes so that the drill bit has something to align to as I drill the holes.
Start the hole with a 10mm bit so it sits dead center in the carrier hole. As soon as the drill starts to cut, drop back to the appropriately sized drill for your tap.

I've used this technique to align holes in my t-case xmember (with the #4 t-case plate as a guide) and also to use a factory D44 diff cover to place holes on a 3/8" ring when building a thicker diff cover.

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Also, is it necessary to weld the area where the grind breaks through the existing hole in the carrier withinin the narrow area of the gasket?
It can't hurt.



Anyone have any good pictures of handmade e-locker motor guards?

Here's Lowrange's $23.75 (high pinion):


Lowrange, do you have a low pinion model?

Inchworm's $75:

http://www.inchwormgear.com/store/pr...products_id=58

Sky's $39:

http://www.sky-manufacturing.com/

FROR $75:


4x4wire's e-locker writeup--with schematics:
http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/tech/electric_locker/




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Old 12-11-2007, 09:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I had no trouble drilling the holes with a cheap B&D drill. I bolted the 3rd to the housing and drilled pilot holes.

I ordered Sky's e-locker skid.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Also, is it necessary to weld the area where the grind breaks through the existing hole in the carrier withinin the narrow area of the gasket?
When I did my rear elocker I didn't add any material to the sealing surface. I used a factory elocker gasket. So far I haven't had any leaks.
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T T T, does anyone have the write up to this anymore? Seems straight forward really.. but I tend to over think things.
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Don't overthink it. There isn't anything more to add. It's staightforward like the write up above.
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yea i have a e-locker in my 83 front. same as doing it in the rear but u might have to do some clearence work on the passenger side leafs or u bolts.
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If you use the electric locking differential gasket (Toyota part 42181-60050) as a template to identify where to grind, drill and tap ***MAKE SURE you dont have the gasket UPSIDE DOWN***. I did this and the two 4" stud holes dont line up
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12voltguys Elocker wiring harness/switch is fukin awesome for this!

Elockers suck up front IMO for technical rockcrawlingas they are slow to engage often requiring you to drive for quite a few feet before it engages...ive only run the stock TRD rear setup on my truck when it wasnt a crawler on slippery boat ramps and it took like 10 feet sometimes before it was engaged
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12voltguys Elocker wiring harness/switch is fukin awesome for this!

Elockers suck up front IMO for technical rockcrawlingas they are slow to engage often requiring you to drive for quite a few feet before it engages...ive only run the stock TRD rear setup on my truck when it wasnt a crawler on slippery boat ramps and it took like 10 feet sometimes before it was engaged
seems like my front e-locker engages way faster than my rear e-locker especially with the wheels turned.
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seems like my front e-locker engages way faster than my rear e-locker especially with the wheels turned.
maybe steering helps unbind it so it can engage quicker since the wheels travel at diff speeds?
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maybe steering helps unbind it so it can engage quicker since the wheels travel at diff speeds?
thats what I think
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maybe steering helps unbind it so it can engage quicker since the wheels travel at diff speeds?
My front will engage just by turning the steering wheel back and forth once about 45* even with the vehicle sitting still. Never had one in a rear axle to compare though.
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My front will engage just by turning the steering wheel back and forth once about 45* even with the vehicle sitting still. Never had one in a rear axle to compare though.

I need to try that, some times it will go right in some times not

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