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Would an 03 rear diff assembly work in a 02?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by toyota4x4man, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. Dec 27, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    toyota4x4man

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    I have a chance to buy a locked 03 diff for my 02, but the guy selling it said it would not work with a 2002. This doesn't make sense to me because I thought they were the same.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    they are as long as it is the ratio your looking for and it is from a tacoma not a 4runner. also elocker and non elocker are not interchangeable.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    This assumes you are talking about the third member and not the whole differential.

    OP is asking about whol rear diff assebly, in which case there's no problem swapping elocker/non-elocker. Also, it is completely possible to install a TRD elocker third member in a non-TRD housing, it just takes some fab work with a grinder, drill, and a bit of welding.
     
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    also the ebrake cable is in a different lacation but thats it?
     
  6. Dec 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    It is the complete rearend, to include the locker. Thanks for the help!
     
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