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david stoneburner 06-02-2013 11:40 PM

2013 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport - LSD to E-Locker Doable?
 
Has anyone heard of, attempted, or performed an E-Locker rear diff swap/install on a Sport Package (LSD equipped)? :confused: Salesman said 'not available'...guessing he's not a mechanic.:rolleyes: Any pointers or shop references appreciated. :D

Ryanv 06-03-2013 11:19 AM

On a 13 you don't have a true LSD it is done thru ABS, if you want to goto a elocker why didn't you get a TRD Off-Road. I personally have never seen it done, you would need a complete rear axle, wire harness, switch and ECU. Better off putting an air locker in.

david stoneburner 06-04-2013 09:40 AM

Thanks Ryanv. It's silly perhaps, but I suppose I've got mixed priorities. I want the ABS/LSD effect for snow & ice, and I want the locker option for the sand, hills, and pull-out assists...probably should have gotten the TRD OR, but I didn't, so now I have a project on my hands. I've been looking into the ARB for the AL option. Any advice on that front (front vs rear, other makers)?

Ryanv 06-04-2013 05:24 PM

The OR has the electronic LSD and abs, works exactly the same as the sport. In 2009 Toyota stopped making mechanical LSD. As for the arb I don't have one in my truck but have seen some where the air line freezes in the winter making the locker unusable. The arb is also a lot stronger then the Toyota e-locker.

TrdSurgie 06-04-2013 05:27 PM

Its doable with alot of fabrication. The axle housings are different. Just save up for a ARB locker.

Subtoy 09-01-2013 06:39 PM

Has any one tried putting an early 2nd gen mechanical LDS in a 2013 with the electronic LDS? Is this possible?

bulhas 09-01-2013 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Subtoy (Post 7373649)
Has any one tried putting an early 2nd gen mechanical LDS in a 2013 with the electronic LDS? Is this possible?


its doable, its just a carrier swap

you could just swap diff to diff

wildcats 09-01-2013 06:48 PM

Just put an arb air locker in it. Stronger than the e-locker and would be easier in the long run.

AzogSS 09-01-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildcats (Post 7373669)
Just put an arb air locker in it. Stronger than the e-locker and would be easier in the long run.

This

KenLyns 09-02-2013 05:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ryanv (Post 6983711)
As for the arb I don't have one in my truck but have seen some where the air line freezes in the winter making the locker unusable. The arb is also a lot stronger then the Toyota e-locker.

I've seen install videos that included a moisture trap in the air line to prevent freezing. It might be neglected often for installs where the compressor powers just the diffs.

Dragons Taco 09-05-2013 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wildcats (Post 7373669)
Just put an arb air locker in it. Stronger than the e-locker and would be easier in the long run.

I did some checking on junkyard parts.. I came to the same conclusion.


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