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Eaton’s Vehicle Group Launches Toyota Tacoma® ELocker® and Other Aftermarket Products, With More on the Horizon

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GALESBURG, Mich.--Power management company Eaton today announced its Vehicle Group has 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.

In addition to the new Tacoma ELocker application, Eaton’s Vehicle Group recently introduced Detroit Truetrac® differential applications for late-model RAM® 1500 V-6 and V-8 pickups, General Motors 1500 pickup trucks with V-8 engines, and 2015 and newer S550 Ford Mustangs with 2.3-liter EcoBoost I-4, 3.7-liter V-6 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.

“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.”

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2020 revenues were $17.9 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 92,000 employees. For more information, visit