Looking to get an 05 Taco TRD Off-Road. Should I be concerned about the E-Locker? It has about 8,000 miles on odometer and 17 months of warranty left.
From what I read on the this site, if it fails, it usually happens within the warranty period.
Yeah, you should be fine. I drive my truck freakin hard, and at 26k miles the only things that have broken were my fault:
- Front mudflaps from playing in too much deep snow/ice.
- Tailgate from a boat trailer poppping off the hitch on shitty back roads.
- Radio buttons stuck from offroading with an open gatorade in my hand.
If I ever sell this truck I'd feel bad for the next owner if not for the fact that I'm pretty sure it's bullet proof.
Yeah, I got 30,000 on my '05 TRD Off Road 6 spd. and used the locker a lot in Baja this winter - no problems. The only thing was a squeeky clutch pedal that the dealer replaced and I also jammed up my radio knobs by spilling an open can of Tecate on it going down a steep, rocky trail in Baja. haha