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Old 01-24-2012, 08:35 AM   #1
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Help! Axle issues and toyotas flawed design...

So i have a 98 non abs with a Elocker right, i order the non abs Elocker axle shafts from trail gear thinking why wouldn't that work? apparently in a 98 the genius designer changed the axle housing so it is a abs axle with a plug where the abs line goes. so needless to say my truck is sitting on blocks and im out $300 unless i can somehow miraculously find a non abs axle housing for cheap or a whole axle. Does anyone know what the difference in the elocker/non elocker shafts are if they both are for a abs housing?

Any input helps Thank you!
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Old 01-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #2
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that sucks, just return the parts and get the right stuff. Costly mistake for sure...
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Did you check these things before you ordered? If trail gear directed you to a non abs axle I would think they should be able to help you out with swapping out the right stuff
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Have you tried calling trail gear and explaining?
I'm not sure how constitutes a "flawed toyota" design though.
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trail gear doesn't make a axle for a abs truck or one like mine that has a abs axle but non abs you have to buy their housing.
it doesn't make sense to me why Toyota would change to a different housing if the truck doesn't have abs? seems to me like they didnt need to change that.
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But how is this a flawed design? You just didnt notice it
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So i have a 98 non abs with a Elocker right, i order the non abs Elocker axle shafts from trail gear thinking why wouldn't that work? apparently in a 98 the genius designer changed the axle housing so it is a abs axle with a plug where the abs line goes. so needless to say my truck is sitting on blocks and im out $300 unless i can somehow miraculously find a non abs axle housing for cheap or a whole axle. Does anyone know what the difference in the elocker/non elocker shafts are if they both are for a abs housing?

Any input helps Thank you!
I discovered that about my axle as well a while back whilst doing an axle seal...weird innit?
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