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I am selling my 2000 TRD Tacoma but keeping the locking rear end! I am putting an open rear in it and trading it in.

Anyway, that leaves me with an elec. locker rear end that needs to go in my '94. My question is how do I make that work? I haven't torn into the Tacoma's wiring yet. I heard someone made a cable operated switch to engage the locker? What is the best way to go about this?
 

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Well, first I'm wondering how you're gonna yank out the locker and install an open diff? The stud pattern is different, and there's a notch in the housing for the actuator. Not saying it's not possible, just likely not an out-and-in swap. <IMG SRC="smilies/confused.gif" border="0">
 

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You know, that's pretty lame <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0"> Some poor sucker is going to see those TRD stickers and think they are getting the real thing, but they aren't <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">

You should peel off the stickers, and not call it a TRD, if you're taking out the axle.

[ 10-12-2001: Message edited by: Vermont_Toy ]
 

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You can get a TRD package without the locker. It'll be the button in the dash that will throw off the poor sucker. Putting the place holder in would be real nice.

I believe it is Downey that makes the cable actuator. Otherwise you need to take the entire wiring harness out of your tacoma.
 

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I don't plan on trying to pass it off as having the locker. I will tell whoever buys it that it does not have it. I am taking the switch out and reusing it.
 

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personally, I wouldn't waist the effort to remove the rear axle. I'd just go buy another E-locker for $700 from the dealer and install it in the 94. Much more easier. Jsut ask for $700 more for the Taco.
 

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I am going to ubolt the entire tacoma rear axle and bolt an open rear in it's place. I am then going to unbolt the 94 rear axle and bolt my Tacoma E-locker rear end in place. I think that's pretty easy. I just was curious if someone knows how to wire the locker to work or alternatly if I should just get the cable operated switch.
 

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Originally posted by HammerDown:
<STRONG>I am swapping the entire axle!</STRONG>
So someone is going to get a 2000 Tacoma TRD with an 8.4 rear? Why not just put a Detroit in the 94? I would never buy a rig like that(even if you were up front on the axle swap) then who knows what else is missing?
 

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I don't mean to be rude, but I am not asking if you think is a good idea! I have already decided to do it and will do it, I was just looking for a little advice. If you have information that would be of help please respond. If you think it is a bad idea please keep it to yourself. Thank you.
 

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Originally posted by HammerDown:
<STRONG>I am going to ubolt the entire tacoma rear axle and bolt an open rear in it's place. I am then going to unbolt the 94 rear axle and bolt my Tacoma E-locker rear end in place. I think that's pretty easy. I just was curious if someone knows how to wire the locker to work or alternatly if I should just get the cable operated switch.</STRONG>
I think you'll have another problem, the Tacoma axle is backwards from the '94 (unless I'm mistaken). Seems to me that the brake line & prop valve arm are on opposite sides. Not sure about the e-brake stuff.

Again, not impossible, just curious.
 

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Originally posted by KLF:
<STRONG>I think you'll have another problem, the Tacoma axle is backwards from the '94 (unless I'm mistaken). Seems to me that the brake line & prop valve arm are on opposite sides. Not sure about the e-brake stuff.

Again, not impossible, just curious.</STRONG>
Yes they are, but no biggy. Robert Cannon has a IFS rear in his Taco, I think he just installed a proportioning valve or something. <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0">
 

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The buyer is really going to be surprised when he pops the hood and sees a 20r instead of the 3.4 v6! Just kidding.
 

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Originally posted by KLF:
<STRONG>I think you'll have another problem, the Tacoma axle is backwards from the '94 (unless I'm mistaken). Seems to me that the brake line & prop valve arm are on opposite sides. Not sure about the e-brake stuff.
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And isn't the Taco axle like 2" wider?
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Go to electric locker on aol keyword. it all there on how to do it.
 
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