Originally Posted by Mxpatriot
A-TRAC is great for when you can be on the gas (mud, sand, hills, loose rock. etc.), but it does nothing at crawl speeds (on the rocks). ...
Wow.... Thanks for making it clear why I must not give up my crusade to educate Tacoma owners (who don't have A-TRAC or don't understand their A-TRAC) on how it works.
Seriously, we drive Toyotas because of how good they build trucks, right? Would Toyota put A-TRAC in the Tacoma unless it could perform?
Well, the A-TRAC works at any speed you would want to drive in LOW RANGE... which is usually under 25 mph, because the low range is for crawaing over/ through, up or down difficult terrain... Get it:? CRAWLING...
Who is on the gas in low range... except when climbing steep hills?! There's a video of me taking a run up a steep, dusty hill... and when my upward momentum came to a crawl... THAT, is when the A-TRAC took over and began transfering torque to the tires with traction... biting and biting with all fours until it pulled my truck to the top.
In Baja, the Widowmaker grade near Mision Santa Maria is a rocky CRAWL grade... and A-TRAC performed flawlessly... Previous trips with my other Tacomas, I used the rear locker to climb the Widowmaker and other grades on that road.
A-TRAC, it isn't just for breakfast anymore!