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Front E-Locker

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by plee33, Apr 8, 2011.

  1. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    plee33

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    Anyone heard of the front Toyota E-locker on a 2004 Tacoma before?? My friend swears his dad's 2004 Tacoma comes equipped with both front and rear e-locker. I never heard of it before, thought you guys with the first gens might have an answer. It was $30k when they bought the truck brand new from the dealership back in 04'. At least that part is legit.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    your friend is not being truthful. The only vehicle to come factory with a front E-Locker is the FZJ-80 land cruiser.
     
  3. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:34 AM
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    Does the front e-locker come as an optional for the FJ's?? I thought I heard that from somebody. I've never heard of the front e-locker on the first gen tacoma before. I'll have to go take a look at it.
     
  4. Apr 8, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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    Not an option on any Toyota vehicle in the front as of 1998. 1998 is when the 80 series Land Cruiser upgraded to a new model, 100 series, lost the solid front axle and the front E-Lock option i believe.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2011 at 4:52 PM
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    Can it be done??? Any way to put a rear e-locker in the front of a 97 Tacoma???
     
  6. Aug 17, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    No. I don't think so.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    Australian made ARB air lockers are added aftermarket to the front of Tacomas... I think HB Murphy has one on his '09... ? (if not ARB, then some other selectable front locker)
     
  8. Aug 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM
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    Who makes an electric one??? Not really looking to deal with the ARB. I Don't want to put a pump in, or air tank.
     
  9. Aug 17, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    Far as I know, the only ToMoCo vehicles with front lockers are the 80 series LCs and their platform mate Lexus LX450. And even then, those were an option package.
     
  10. Aug 17, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    You don't need a tank. The basic compressor is pretty cheap...and ARB stuff is absolutely bulletproof in my experience.

    Down here in AU I went to an ARB store and looked at a model cutaway air locker with a compressor. You could see the inside and how it worked. Pretty simple and effective.

    You could always just put a lunchbox locker in I guess though.
     
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    looks like maybe I will have to shell out some cash for the old woods beater....
     
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    Some things I find are saying Standard and some are say Reverse... is that the gear rotation? Can someone explain this real quick?
     
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    Whst you guys think of easton locker
     
  14. Jul 25, 2016 at 1:27 AM
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    I think they only make an e locker for a dana 60/70.
     
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    I want a electric one
     
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    So eaton locker is not an option. Get ahold of East Coast Gear Supply. They will have the answer and most likely the parts in stock for you.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2016 at 4:36 PM
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    I believe there was a thread on here a while back on a front e-locker, but pricey!
     
  18. Jul 26, 2016 at 5:12 PM
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    It was quite the epic to make it fit, and custom grinding and Mickey mousing
     
  19. Jul 26, 2016 at 9:33 PM
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    sure, have enough money? :D would require making a custom front diff that uses a toyota 8" setup and a whole bunch of more custom parts, but sure it can be done :D
     
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    There is an e-locker that will work in the front end of these trucks, it's called Harrop (?) and they're an Australian company that makes e-lockers for the Hilux trucks. IIRC they have the same front diff as ours but there are some modifications that have to be done to make it work. Search 'front e-locker' or 'harrop' using the search feature and you'll find a few threads on it.
     
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