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'10 Tacoma 4WD: What's inside my rear axle?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 10taco, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Oct 11, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    10taco

    10taco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    fog lights (with OEM switch), skid plate, stainless exhaust tip, Curt receiver hitch, Exact-Fit seat covers, AFE air filter, intermittant wipers, EGR in-channel vent visors, door sill protectors, Autocraft Platinum AGM battery.
    I was reading an online essay today about the Toyota Tacoma and it mentioned that my '10 Tacoma (reg cab 4cyl 4WD) does not have a rear axle limited-slip differential (LSD) but rather a 'system' that makes the axle act like it has one (VSC?). :eek: I have read posts on TW where owners have reported unusual activity (noises, etc) from their rear axles, presumably from the LSD. The essay I read indicated that the LSD was discontinued with either the '08 or '09 models. I thought that my '10 Tacoma came WITH a LSD; I was glad to see that since one of the first mods I did to my '95 reg cab 4cyl 4WD pre-Tacoma Toyota truck was to install a Detroit Tru-Trac in the rear axle (worked GREAT).;) If any knowledgeable users have more info on this I'd appreciate their input. :D
     
  2. Oct 11, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    You have an open diff. The "Auto Limited Slip" uses the brakes to apropriate power to a tire that needs it.
     
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