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Help! Axle issues and toyotas flawed design...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by MaTt98, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:35 AM
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    MaTt98

    MaTt98 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i have a 98 non abs with a Elocker right, i order the non abs Elocker axle shafts from trail gear thinking why wouldn't that work? apparently in a 98 the genius designer changed the axle housing so it is a abs axle with a plug where the abs line goes. so needless to say my truck is sitting on blocks and im out $300 unless i can somehow miraculously find a non abs axle housing for cheap or a whole axle. Does anyone know what the difference in the elocker/non elocker shafts are if they both are for a abs housing?

    Any input helps Thank you!
     
  2. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:39 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    that sucks, just return the parts and get the right stuff. Costly mistake for sure...
     
  3. Jan 24, 2012 at 8:41 AM
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    Did you check these things before you ordered? If trail gear directed you to a non abs axle I would think they should be able to help you out with swapping out the right stuff
     
  4. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:08 AM
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    Have you tried calling trail gear and explaining?
    I'm not sure how constitutes a "flawed toyota" design though. :notsure:
     
  5. Jan 24, 2012 at 9:44 AM
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    trail gear doesn't make a axle for a abs truck or one like mine that has a abs axle but non abs you have to buy their housing.
    it doesn't make sense to me why Toyota would change to a different housing if the truck doesn't have abs? seems to me like they didnt need to change that.
     
  6. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    But how is this a flawed design? You just didnt notice it
     
  7. Jan 24, 2012 at 10:35 AM
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    cmack

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    I discovered that about my axle as well a while back whilst doing an axle seal...weird innit?
     
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