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Bashrogers

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Toyota Elocker 8" 3rd member to 1986 4cyl. 8" conversion
« on: Jan 15, 2020, 05:28:07 PM »
Hi everyone, I managed to acquire a toyota elocker assembly, I'm planning a full tear down/rebuild and would like some input on axle fitment into the 3rd member. Will I be able to keep my stock axles with the elocker 3rd member? Which bearing set up kit will go with this conversion? Do the carrier bearing sizes change with this swap? I have references to the drill and tap method for the e locker retrofit but am curious also about how to modify the carrier housing depth in order to clear the back bolt keeping the third from settling completely. Looking at putting ninja gear 4:88 and the 8" e locker setup kit from Marlin as well. Thank you everyone.

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Stock axles will fit just fine. For hardcore use, a stock axle shaft from a 2nd gen 4Runner can be used on the actuator side of the diff. 2nd gen 4Runner axle shafts are somewhere around 7 mm longer. This results in more axle spline engagement and reduces chance of the elocker side gear breaking. The bearing kit you need is the bearing kit for an elocker. A V6 setup kit will work also, all the bearings are the same except the big one on the actuator side which you could source from Toyota if you already have a V6 setup kit. What do you mean do the carrier bearings change? You need bearings for the elocker. One side is the same as the V6 carrier bearing, the other side is specific to the elocker. For the one backlash adjuster lock bolt, I used a tapered allen bolt and countersunk the lock plate. No axle housing modification needed. See the pictures. Go with the Ninja Gears, you'll be very happy. I have two sets and would buy again next time I need gears.

https://i.imgur.com/XlM4sdN.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/8p1wame.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/AxnXJ1T.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ESGwEwZ.jpg

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Also, most gears now seem to be 29 spline pinions. Some early elockers had 27 spline pinions. I don't know what year it changed. If yours is 27 spline you'll probably need to buy a 29 spline pinion flange to go with your new gears.

 
 
 
 
 

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