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electronic locker

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dark Knight, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Dec 19, 2008 at 8:50 AM
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    Dark Knight

    Dark Knight [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Thoughts about this?? will it work with the Toyota TRD Sport Rear end?


    Auburn Gear’s ECTED

    by Newt A. Stafford
    photography by the Manufacturer
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    ECTED™, pronounced ek-ted. and stands for Electronically Controlled Traction Enhancing Differential. It allows a user to flip a switch to either limited slip or locker mode. When selected “off”, the ECTED functions as a limited slip differential for street use, and when selected “on”, it functions as a full locker/spool and ideal for off-roading.
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    The ECTED combines 40 years of Auburn Gear differential experience and state-of-the-art design concepts to provide off-roaders with a differential to meet all of their performance needs. It’s made from a 9310 heat-treated aircraft quality gear material, making it “as tough as nails”. The design is also quiet - so one can say goodbye to the usual noisy lockers. It can be switched on the fly at any speed, while most selectable traction devices must be engaged under 5 mph. There are no mechanical style pins or forks that have to engage for full lock that can be prone to failure. Installation is as easy as a standard differential setup - just need to drill a hole, run wire and mount the switch.
    When “off”, the clutch pack (see #7) located behind the side gear provides the limited slip mode. The side gear separating forces increases as torque increases to the axle; the clutch pack which is coupled to the side gear (see #6) and differential case (#10) is compressed providing the limited slip mode. There are 13 clutching surfaces — so this is considered a “performance” limited slip differential.
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    When “on” five amps of current is sent to the electromagnetic coil (#8). The coil then initiates the magnetic circuit and pulls the pilot clutch (#1) into engagement with the differential case (#10). This frictional resistance between the pilot clutch and differential case forces the balls (#2) to ride up a ramp machined into the backside of the side gear (#3). The radial travel of these balls also triggers lateral movement of the side gear into engagement with the center block (#4). The center block transmits the force to the opposite side gear (#6) and the side gear compresses the clutch pack (#7), which provides the full locker/spool mode. Did you follow all that?
    ECTEDs are currently available in Ford 8.8” and GM 8.5” 10 Bolt axle set ups and the AMC 20, GM 12 Bolt and Dana 30 & 35 are in the works and coming soon.
    Source: Auburn Gear • 400 E. Auburn Drive Auburn, IN 46706-3499 • www.auburngear.com
     
  2. Dec 19, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    SLOTaco

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    Not sure if it will work but that sounds awesome, the option to have both limited slip and locker, if anyone knows about them, how they work, they sound great.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2008 at 12:27 PM
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    That thing is pretty new...

    It's not a matter of will it work - but the questions is, do they have one that will fit your axle?

    Call them directly and ask them if they have one for your truck/application.

    Here's a video
    http://www.auburngear.com/aftermark...-4025-b45e-550ec328147e&ReturnURL=~/news.aspx

    The only Toyota application they have (according to their website) is for the 8 7/8" 12 bolt - which I believe is for the Landcruiser.
    http://www.auburngear.com/aftermark...category=efa9e24b-77bc-4e50-b4e4-eaa602be5c19
     
  4. Dec 19, 2008 at 12:33 PM
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    yep I saw that for the landcruiser. maybe they will come out with one for us shortly, or maybe not since the locker is a package option.
     
  5. Dec 19, 2008 at 12:39 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    omg that would be awesome if it actually worked and was reliable. Makes us prerunner sport guys a little bit better offroad!

    If they make it for tacomas
     
  6. Dec 28, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    wow... i would love to have that in my truck!
     
  7. Dec 28, 2008 at 3:53 PM
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