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I'm getting an E-Locker!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by billyjoe, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:19 PM
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    billyjoe

    billyjoe [OP] Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    I'm really excited about my most recent purchase. I found an '08 TRD OR Rear Axle Assy (drum-to-drum) w/Locker complete with actuator and harnesses with only 10k miles on it for $900.

    Next, I found the appropriate 4WD Controller ECU on eBay for only $75. This provides OEM integration with the existing 4WD control. Finally, I ordered a new OEM "RR Diff Lock" switch for $50 online.

    Though I don't anticipate using this capability frequently, it will provide peace of mind to know it's there when & if I do need it.

    This is probably the most comprehensive project I've taken on thus far. Especially considering all the "side jobs" required: rear brake job, bleeding lines, R-diff oil change, wiring, etc. I'm looking forward to it! :D
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    Hunter423

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    epic dude congrats ull love it my lockers came in handy more then once
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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    billyjoe

    billyjoe [OP] Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    Lockers, as in plural? You have a front locker too? :eek: Cool...
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 at 10:30 PM
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    Nice. I look forward to a comprehensive write-up.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    jonny

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    congrats man!
    you will love it. i am a locked prerunner...but airing down and hitting that locker button is night and day
    have fun
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:11 PM
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    01taquito

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    rear locker is next for me. $$$save save save$$$
     
  7. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:13 PM
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    Crom

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    Congrats on your purchase. Take pictures to show us all how you installed it. We love that stuff!
     
  8. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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  9. Apr 24, 2010 at 11:22 PM
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    o my bad now just rear, but once i graduate put in an sas and locker in the front
     
  10. Apr 25, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    billyjoe

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    Incidently, has anybody defeated the 4-Lo pre-requisite on a 2nd Gen.?

    Would this even be a worth-while mod? :confused:

    Apparently, 2nd Gen. PreRunners can only be locked if < 5mph. True?
     
  11. Apr 25, 2010 at 11:07 AM
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    nope
    115 or so is the limit :laugh:

    Lrgrnr is right. engage below 5 mph, then u can haul ass if you want
     
  12. Aug 11, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    Hello I have a 2005 4WD 6 Speed Duble Cab Tacoma TRD Off Road with a RR Diff Locker and I wonder when I see your post, Can I use the locker in 2WD? and second question, Can I use the RR Diff Lock in 4Hi?, Best regards and I please help me out with this.

    Santi
     
  13. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:19 PM
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    Search and you'll find the answer. You cannot do it now, but you can mod your truck and then it will be possible.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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    that was the one in the Hampton roads (IIRC) Craigslist? Or maybe I saw it here on TW.. I forget. Good catch!
     
  15. Aug 12, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    If only you knew:p. It's good to use in the sand in 4hi. It's helpful in the super soft stuff when you stop and you want to get started again and you aren't neccesarily going slow. Its also just fun to play around with in 2wd.

    You have to do this mod.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/technical-chat/4838-cheap-free-mods.html#post45412
     
  16. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    :laugh: I forgot to mention it's also good at the boat ramp where 4x4 can't be used because you're on asphalt.
     
  17. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:46 PM
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    skistoy

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    you can use 4x4 on asphalt, especially on wet asphalt.
     
  18. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    I need to make a sharp turn immediatly after the ramp. I would never personally use mine on asphalt but that should be debated elsewhere I don't want to steer this off topic anymore than I already have:eek:
     
  19. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    I agree with avoiding sharp turns in 4x4 on asphalt
    But then again i wouldnt use the locker in the same sistuation either.
    Back to topic
     
  20. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    skistoy Make mine a Double!

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    :facepalm:


    OP - How about some good photos of your DIY axle swap!!!
    - any lessons learned, etc
     
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