Chilkat Designs'
Cable Conversion
                                                                             U.S. Patent Pending

At Chilkat we are 4WD enthusiasts, problem solvers by
design, and enjoy a good challenge in the shop or on the
trail. We designed, built, and bench tested our original
cable conversion kit: naturally dubbed the E-Racer. 
The E-Racer replaces the OEM electric actuator.

The E-Racer is designed to work with both the
high pinion FJ and low pinion Tacoma 8"
E-locker differentials.  

If you already have an E-locker 3rd member (chunk),
the E-Racer is a simple bolt on upgrade that can be
done with basic hand tools anywhere, anytime.

And yes, it is compatible with front leaf springs!

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  • No wiring 
  • No fluids to replace
  • Re-use the factory E-locker spur gear
  • Engage your locker in 2WD and 4WD high range
  • Stainless steel to withstand the elements
  • Anodized aluminum to preserve the look
  • The main shaft, which will take most of the torsion load, is made from heat treated, stress relieved, ground and polished 4140 Acralloy steel. 
  • Double o-ring design seals the fluid in and contaminants out
  • For custom builds, we left extra material on the E-Racer's circular lever.

Chilkat Designs E-Racer

         Full Kit Includes:
                1 - 3rd Member Actuator
                1 - Cable (8', 10' or 12')
                Stainless Steel Cable Ends
                1 - Hand Shifter
                All Stainless Mounting Hardware
                20- Zip Ties
                Spare O-Ring, E-Clip, and Key Stock


Chilkat Designs E-Racer

Please email if you want an integrated locking T-handle shift cable to use instead of the metal shifter

               Tips for finding your cable length:
                Route an air hose or garden hose from the hand shifter
                locating (in cab) to the center of the electric actuator on the

               Make sure when routing the mock up cable/hose to not make
               bend/corners tighter than 6" CLR (center line radius).

               Choose a path away from abrasive/sharp surfaces and heat.
The E-Racer is homegrown and locally made in the U.S.A.
Our kits are simple, complete, and designed to give you
a reliable selectable locker that is all Toyota.  The E-Racer
provides unmatched sustainability that every
4x4 expedition vehicle needs.

Click to download a PDF version of The E-Racer Installation Guide.

Full Kit: 8' Cable, No Differential Cable Bracket 
Part # 0124-ERCL-CHS-096-NODM - $454.00

Full Kit: 10' Cable, No Differential Cable Bracket
Part # 0124-ERCL-CHS-120-NODM - $454.00

Full Kit: 12' Cable, No Differential Cable Bracket
Part # 0124-ERCL-CHS-144-NODM - $454.00

Differential Cable Mount "Top" Bracket

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Diff Cable Mount "Top" Bracket- Part # ER2-DMT - $29


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Diff Cable Mount "Side" Bracket- Part # ER2-DMS - $29

Currently Unavailable

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Does not work with factory electric actuator

Guard Only- Part # 0124-ERDG - $55

Mechanical Actuator

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Mechanical Actuator Only- Part # 0124-ERCL - $295


Cable Hand Shifter

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Cable Hand Shifter- Part # 0124-CHS - $91


2" Throw Cable with Ends

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8' Cable with Ends- Part # ER2-096 - $89


10' Cable with Ends- Part # ER2-120 - $89


12' Cable with Ends- Part # ER2-144 - $89



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