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2wd limited slip in snow

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by glennleno1966, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. Sep 29, 2009 at 12:21 PM
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    glennleno1966

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    Hey guys i was wondering if any one had taken there second gen 2wd tacoma in the snow using the limited slip rear and if so how well does it do in snow vs just plain 2wd oh and its an 09 with a button on the dash that turns off traction control and turns on the limited slip if that info helps
     
  2. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    Demoncleaner

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    2009-10 all have various TRAC/VSC/ and Auto-LSD settings to manage traction to the rear diff.

    2005-08 All TRD Sport and some optioned SR5 V6's have a mechanical LSD.

    As for LSD vs open diff in 2wd on snow, LSD will provide more traction esp on takeoff/accel and going thru deeper snow.

    But, it requires more care as it can fishtail easier with both wheels spinning. Also certain snow (like deep wetpack) at slow speeds can get axle hop, though its better than one wheel digging a hole. Not sure this would apply to the 09-10 models as the e-systems will cut in.

    Overall happy to have on my 4wd truck, had on my previous 2wds as well.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    T0LLPHR33

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    i have and haven't had any problems with my truck...never got stuck (so far thank goodness)...i love drifting my 4x4 in the snow...haha
     
  4. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    I was in idaho last winter and my truck was awesome in the snow. 2wd limited slip worked great. gets traction when needed but breaks loose for some drifting just as easy. experience will go a long way
     
  5. Sep 29, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    Burgman

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    stock dunlops do not do well in snow, mud, or rain... only advantage is getting sideways in them
     
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