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Old 02-27-2014, 09:45 AM   #1
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Traction control on 2014 DC 4x4 V6 SR5?

Guys, I cant tell from Toyota's website. How does the traction control button work on the SR5? How does the SR5's traction work with no lockers (LSD etc?). TY.
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Old 02-27-2014, 09:48 AM   #2
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This post has the most info
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...ar-locker.html
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Meh, I think I answered my own question. Found it in the brochure. Looks like VSC is standard. FYI:

Star Safety System™ — includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC),
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Traction Control (TRAC),
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA)
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and Smart Stop Technology
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Perfect, TY.
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That thread covers 2009-2011.

In 2012 they added a 10th drive mode choice (TRAC in H4 with engine regulation, and the more powerful mode in H4 is now called TRAC OFF and requires a quick push of the button).

Here is the newer thread for 2009 to 2014 traction controls: http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...09-2014-a.html
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So if I enter a beach or am driving on a snowy road:
1) Switch to H4 with TRAC and VSC on?
2) If wheels start to spin, turn VSC off quickly, and if I end up getting stuck, then turn off VSC and TRAC to get out?

And if I am riding normally in the street on a sunny day:
1) H2 with TRAC on?

I hope this is right lol? So when would I want to use:
1) H2 with auto LSD
2) H2 with VSC off?
3) H4 with TRAC off?
4) H4 With VSC off?

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So the SR5 has options 1-6. Can you please help me to fill in the blanks?

1) H2 TRAC = normal street driving on a sunny day
2) H2 AUTO LSD (VSC OFF to 30 mph) = ??? (I would assume I would quickly engage this if it starts raining heavily and I feel some slipping on my tires correct? Not sure how useful this would be, what would I use it for?)
3) H2 VSC OFF = ???
4) H4 TRAC = when I enter a beach or am driving in the snow on a paved road or driving off road
5) H4 TRAC OFF = ??? (I assume I would engage this if my tires start to slip on the beach or on a snowy paved road, or on off road gravel, and then I would quickly hit the VSC off button once to see if it will stabilize, correct?)
6) H4 VSC OFF = ??? (I assume I would engage this if I am stuck in the sand or stuck in the snow or stuck off road, and trying to get out from a parked position, correct?)
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Old 02-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #10
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Ive read that full post and am still not 100% sure why I need to turn off VSC and TRAC when stuck in deep sand.

This makes perfect sense:
1) H2 for normal day to day (with VSC + TRAC on)
2) H4 for driving on beach and in snow (with VSC + TRAC on)
3) And turn off VSC and TRAC in H4 if I get stuck in sand/snow (but I still dont get why, technically I mean).

Bottom line though - I feel much more comfortable with the SR5 now that I understand the traction control options. The rear diff lock is only for extreme stuff like a wheel off the ground, and it seems like most people go for ATRAC anyway on the TRD Off Road.

For beach driving, it appears that SR5 + H4 + TRAC would be acceptable. Not as good as L4 + ATRAC, but it will serve my purposes well given that I wont drive on a beach everyday and only have really bad snow ~2 months of the year.

Can you guys please help to fill in the blanks for #5 and #6? Ty guys.

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