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Eaton Launches ELocker For Tacoma And Other Toyota Models

Eaton recently launched an aftermarket ELocker differential for Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup trucks with manual transmissions, model years 2016 to present with an 8.9-inch ring gear and 32 spline axle. It’s one of 14 aftermarket new differential part numbers for a variety of late-model vehicles. In addition to the recently added ELocker differential for the Toyota Tacoma, Eaton introduced 11 other ELocker differentials in the past year that fit Toyota 4Runner, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, Tundra, and older Tacoma models.

“We heard requests from Toyota truck enthusiasts and went to work to fulfill their needs,”
said Corneliu Bogdan, director, Aftermarket Product Strategy, Eaton’s Vehicle Group North America. “We’re glad to introduce new products that help them enjoy their outdoor lifestyle.”

The Eaton ELocker is an electronic locking differential designed for drivers that want full
control and traction on demand. The ELocker features net-forged gears for the strength and durability needed for off-road and recreational driving. Its electronic controls provide driver-selectable operation and added reliability over similar air-controlled products. By simply pressing a dash switch, drivers can conveniently engage their differential to a 100 percent locked position and back to an open position.

“Eaton’s aftermarket team continues to add exciting new products to our aftermarket
portfolio,” said Bogdan. “Our aftermarket customers are passionate about their vehicles, and we share that passion to help fulfill their needs.”

In addition to the new Tacoma ELocker application, Eaton’s Vehicle Group recently
introduced Detroit Truetrac differential applications for late-model RAM 1500 V6 and V8 pickups, General Motors 1500 pickup trucks with V8 engines, and 2015 and newer S550 Ford Mustangs with 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4, 3.7-liter V6, and 5.0-liter V8 engines.

Truetrac offers RAM and GM pickup owners improved handling, better off-road performance, and increased stability while towing, while Mustang owners will benefit from a tuned, high- bias preload system that enhances aggressive on-road performance and optimized wheel traction for maximum acceleration, making it ideal for street and strip applications.

To find a differential for your vehicle, be sure to check out Eaton’s website.

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