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Ox is coming out with a locker for the yota but they are making ones for the most comon swap in axles first(well thats what they told me at the offroad expo). Downey does make a cable kit for the toyota electric locker. they did this becaus the electric motor is on the top of the 3rd member and thus gets fried when it gets submerged, no more locker. the cable takes out this motor. making it a better set-up, they're also working on with a kit to swap it into older yotas, right now you can get it and redrill a few holes on your third member to swap it into older yotas.
 

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How is the price, when compared to an ARB? I may go this route, for simplicity.
 

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Not bad for a newbie <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

did they tell you when they were planning on getting that thing out?
 

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Originally posted by ryanwhit:
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And you are such an oldie!!!

I thought that Downey already had that out and for sale or is that another one of those thing that they are showing in their catalog and you will be able to get in a year or so, like they did with their rear disc brake setup!!
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Originally posted by OOPS:
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Originally posted by ryanwhit:
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And you are such an oldie!!!

yeah, yeah, I know. Its just fun cause it does'nt say it up there anymore.

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I just got off the phone with Downey. They're still in the fab process but said early January 2002.

They go for 124.90 for extended cab or standard cab.
 

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Small correction....the actuator on the electric locker does not fry when submerged--I've taken both of mine swimming several times. There really should be no reason for them to have any trouble--they're mostly sealed, they have a breather hose on top. Plus, they don't have power running through them all the time, only when they're in the process of locking or unlocking.

I have heard of people having trouble with corrosion, etc. if they submerge them often. I haven't experienced that.
 

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Use the electric mechanism till it breaks/fails whatever and then make the switch to cable.

That sounds like the best plan of action to me, since a cable is prob. cheaper than a new electric mechanism.

How long have you had your electrics on the truck?

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I Lean said:
Small correction....the actuator on the electric locker does not fry when submerged--I've taken both of mine swimming several times. There really should be no reason for them to have any trouble--they're mostly sealed, they have a breather hose on top. Plus, they don't have power running through them all the time, only when they're in the process of locking or unlocking.

I have heard of people having trouble with corrosion, etc. if they submerge them often. I haven't experienced that.
I have been through 3 actuators. The stock one got stuck in the engaged position (sux). The 2nd one corroded about 6 months after being submirged. And the 3rd one corroded after one winter and not being submirged. Now the 4th one is doing fine. I have a feeling that it has a lot to do with how the dealerships (YES THE DEALERSHIPS, since it was done under warrenty) seal them up.
 

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I just got off the phone with Downey. They're still in the fab process but said early January 2002.

They go for 124.90 for extended cab or standard cab.
Is this the $ for the cable? If so, I may go ahead and wait for that...
 

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As far as the OX, I ran into a 2 guys that had them in there jeeps here in Colo. about a week apart...they said the OX is killer, but they both have had major problems with the cable streaching and not being able to engauage any more....other then that they sound like a real solid setup....

just my n-put!
 

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last I looked, going price for an Ox was $689, regardless of application.
as far as the downey cable is concerned,
I think the cable is more useful to those who put an e-locker into truck that didn't have one.
anyways, There's another thread that seems to indicate that the e-lockers can be had for $450-$550 new from toyota?
why even bother screwing around with a $700 Ox unless it's for the IFS carriers? I assume that by the "most common swap in axles" they mean a dana 44? Am I missing something?
 

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New and improved, I am sure!! :D :D

All new formula!!!

9 out of 10 gynocologists recommend the Ox

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..My buddy is having front and rear Ox lockers put in his Heap XJ this weekend...dana 30 and 35c..These bad boys are bad-ass...Quality construction...Big and beefy...The diff covers are machined out of solid steel!!!!...He got his from Drivetrain Direct with 4:88 gears..New superior axles front and rear and ,all the seals and bearings for like $2600.00 ..These look like they will take whatever you can dish out...just my .02...Later...Clint
 

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AZFJ said:
..My buddy is having front and rear Ox lockers put in his Heap XJ this weekend...dana 30 and 35c..These bad boys are bad-ass...Quality construction...Big and beefy...The diff covers are machined out of solid steel!!!!...He got his from Drivetrain Direct with 4:88 gears..New superior axles front and rear and ,all the seals and bearings for like $2600.00 ..These look like they will take whatever you can dish out...just my .02...Later...Clint
There are still Dana 30 and 35's about as strong a Birfields on 35's:p :usa: :p
 

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AZFJ said:
..My buddy is having front and rear Ox lockers put in his Heap XJ this weekend...dana 30 and 35c..These bad boys are bad-ass...Quality construction...Big and beefy...The diff covers are machined out of solid steel!!!!...He got his from Drivetrain Direct with 4:88 gears..New superior axles front and rear and ,all the seals and bearings for like $2600.00 ..These look like they will take whatever you can dish out...just my .02...Later...Clint
WOW :eek: that's a lot of money to spend on those cheesy dana 30s..
 
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