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Help with E Locker swap.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Garrettg36, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    Garrettg36

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    Ok I have a 2004 Prerunner V6 non TRD so I have an open differential, I have been searching the internet and this site as thoroughly as I can and I have found a couple write ups and such but I just can't seem to find any solid answers. Is it possible for me to find say an e locker off a wrecked or something 1st gen Tacoma, or a 4-runner? The 4-runners have them too right? But will I be able to just swap in the differential carrier with the locker? what modifications if any will I need to do to my housing? Or is this not possible and will I need to swap my entire axle? Looking for some solid answers, thanks for your time.
     
  2. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    I didn't know that a Prerunner could be "non-TRD". I assumed that being a Prerunner that it had a locking diff by default, you really need to address this question to Chris4x4 (moderator) he's pretty sharp on the Toyota stats & specs.. good luck....:cool:
     
  3. Apr 16, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    Yeah Just a Trim like the SR5 gotta have the TRD to get locker but Alright thanks I hope he posts! and Hmm the link didn't work for me.
     
  5. Apr 17, 2010 at 5:52 AM
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    You'll need to swap out the entire rear end.

    The e-locker is based on the older 'V6 / Turbo' differential, and your non-TRD V6 6-lugger has the '8.4' differential. Transplanting the e-locker 'guts' into an 8.4 housing requires tricky machining / modifications and isn't worth the expense.
     
  6. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    So...do the whole axle swap right?
     
  7. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    You'd have a much easier time just swapping out the whole axle. I think junked ones can be found reasonably priced. Have you considered just putting an ARB in yours?
     
  8. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    crap bolted and welded together....
    thats what it sounds like, axle swap that sucker lol
     
  9. Apr 17, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    I think I fixed the link. Try it now.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    That writeup is for an e-locker transplant into a 4Runner - which also uses the 'V6 / Turbo' version of the 8" differential. In other words, this was a 'same into same' swap.

    This doesn't apply to Tacomas. The OP has the '8.4' - an entirely different unit.
     
  11. Apr 17, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    Alright Thanks guys yeah learning that I have an 8.4" Diff and thats not what the e locker is was what I needed to know, so ill look into swapping the whole axle, anyone got a guess how much a scrapyard might run for that? But yeah thanks for the good advice.
     
  12. Apr 17, 2010 at 10:28 PM
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    with everythng i want to do to my truck... getting both back wheels to spin is just a pipe dream....for now
     
  13. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    ^^x2. But I think its possible. Time & money anything's possible.
     
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