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2013 Taco 4x4 TRD Sport - LSD to E-Locker Doable?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by david stoneburner, Jun 2, 2013.

  1. Jun 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM
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    david stoneburner

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    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
     
  2. Jun 3, 2013 at 11:19 AM
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    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.
     
  3. Jun 4, 2013 at 9:40 AM
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    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)?
     
  4. Jun 4, 2013 at 5:24 PM
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    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.
     
  5. Jun 4, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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    Its doable with alot of fabrication. The axle housings are different. Just save up for a ARB locker.
     
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    Has any one tried putting an early 2nd gen mechanical LDS in a 2013 with the electronic LDS? Is this possible?
     
  7. Sep 1, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    its doable, its just a carrier swap

    you could just swap diff to diff
     
  8. Sep 1, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    Just put an arb air locker in it. Stronger than the e-locker and would be easier in the long run.
     
  9. Sep 1, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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  10. Sep 2, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    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.
     
  11. Sep 5, 2013 at 4:08 PM
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    I did some checking on junkyard parts.. I came to the same conclusion.
     
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