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2009 rear locker

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 96tacoma, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:33 PM
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    96tacoma

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    so i was searching and couldnt find anything about it so i thought i would just ask real quick. i have a 09 trd off road with the locker but i was wondering if i could have the locker on without having the 4wd on?
    thanks for the help
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    i think so. doesnt the locker just lock the rear? front stays open?
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:38 PM
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    Look up the grey wire mod. I think it's a little different in 09s though. Something to do with the ATRAC. I didn't bother cause I like 4 Lo just fine.
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    thats what happens when a prerunner answers a 4x4's question haha :eek:
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    jandrews

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    If you're stuck enough or doing something burly enough that you'll want the locker on, then you'll probably want to be in 4Lo anyway...
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Just use the LSD if needed in 2wd... press the vsc button once...
     
  8. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    thats odd that i can only have the locker when in 4lo. almost seems pointless to have a locker. i will be using the lsd so much more.
     
  9. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    why would you need a locker in 4 hi? i dont have a 4x4 but anything at that speed, wouldnt momentum just get you through it?
     
  10. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:56 PM
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    ya i just would like to lock the back but have the front open. i think a lot of people would
     
  11. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:57 PM
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    I've only needed the locker while offroad in 4LO...

    Pointless to have a locker until you need it... ;)

    I use the LSD when needed or just flip the switch to 4HI...

    The locker combined with ATRAC has taken me places I couldn't have gone otherwise...

    I love all the options on my '09 TRD OR 4x4, and I've used/needed them quite often here in the CO mountains...
     
  12. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    You're a bad man. My truck is on jack stands in the driveway and hasn't seen a dirt road since before Thanksgiving :(
     
  13. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:32 PM
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    I believe an ARB Locker would be a nice addition to my prerunner. I have had mostly 4x4 trucks in my past, and with a locked rear in my 2WD I feel I could most of the stuff I needed 4x4 with. :D
     
  14. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    The off-roads have limited slip AND the locker?
     
  15. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:39 PM
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    Auto Limitied Slip- Uses brake controlling to mimic a mechanical LSD...Just the 09/10 models.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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    Why?? If you are locked in the rear your turning radius is limited by that- so what does it matter if the front is engaged or not?? (I think that diff is always open unless you put an aftermarket locker in it....)
     
  17. Jan 2, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    TRD Off Road/ rear locker
    TRD Sport/ LSD rear
    09-10's have computered controlled "LSD" rear ends, which is the same as all trucks without a locked rear. So you get both options with the off road
     
  18. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:16 PM
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    I'd like to see the locker active in 4hi. My dad's silverado tears the mud with his Z71 package. I'd also like to see the locker available in the sport DC long beds...
     
  19. Jan 3, 2010 at 3:00 AM
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    i guess i just assumed that you could lock up the rear without putting it in 4wd like the frontier. all well still a good truck over all..
     
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