who has done this with a Taco rearend? I know that writeup about converting the early open rearends to accomodate the old Elockers but have yet to see anyone do the same with a Tacoma diff.It will work, you will have to modify the axle housing, cutting, drilling/taping new holes for studs... and wire it up. It's not all that hard, but it takes a considerable amount of time if you want it done right. It would be easier to put an ARB in, unless you can get the elocker for cheap and do the work yourself.
There are numerous writeups on here, and throughout the internet.
Dont run a spool, I have a lockright, I love it but occasionally if you're not quick enough to let off the throttle before you turn and allow it to unlock, it will stay locked trying to turn. It's unbearable when it stays locked (rarely) I couldnt imagine a spool all the time, stop being cheap, put an ARB or if money is an issue get the lockrightDoes anyone run a full spool on the rear. Any opinions?
that makes more sense. So, you can adapt the Runner (or other older elocker 8" 3rds) to the Tacoma elocker housing. I guess the question would be, why bother? ...other than to have the much stronger Runner diff in that TRD housingYou can not put a TRD third in a "8.4"non TRD stock Taco rear.You will need a Tacoma TRD housing.The 4Runner rear is different(coil spring,ifs 8" bolt pattern).The bolt patern on the TRD is the same as the ifs 8" that is why with a little modification it can be installed in a Toy ifs rear.If you look at the bolt patern on the 8.4" you will see how much different it is than the TRD patern.
SHit. that's right I forgot the 3rd member studs are different and isn't the 3rd housing/axle housing a bit larger for the 8.4" diff?
Sorry about that, I was having a brain fart. Hell I should know better, I've worked on both diffs!