Originally Posted by tcboss
i dont know exactly how the rear differential works? this is comes standard on a TRD right?
i have been off roading with tacomas that have them and it seems to work really well?
i am just curious to if anyone can explain exactly how they work?
and if you can purchase them aftermarket wise and how much?
i think i read earlier in talk about toyota selling an ELD for (425.00 $) not sure if the are the same thing?
thanks for any help
The toyota locker uses an electric actuator rather than an air powered one like some after market ones like ARB. The ARB one requires a compressor, tank, air lines, etc. The toyota one is a box with wires and a switch that controls it. You can manually engage it with a screwdriver supposedly although I've never tried it. I found a write up on it a while back, but haven't seen it in a while. With an ARB, if you blow an air line, crack the tank, or the compressor dies you can't use the locker.
Other mechanic lockers can use a ratcheting system to let the wheel rotate different speeds if needed (like cornering), but lock them together during normal operations.