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3rd Gen Traction Control Modes Explained

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Doggman, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. May 9, 2019 at 8:19 AM
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    Is there no one who can do this? We traction nerds want to know!
     
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  2. May 9, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Sorry! I have been wanting to find a hill like this, but western WA, esp my area, sucks for that kind of accessible fun.

    I do know that Auto LSD was the best mode for 0-60 runs. That took half a day of driving around to find a safe, secluded spot.
     
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  3. May 9, 2019 at 9:04 AM
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    Thanks tonered...
    I am also hoping for an Off Road TRD 4x4 to give the full test. The hydraulic brake booster that is only in the Off Road is how A-TRAC and MTS provide the 4-wheel locker simulation.
     
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  4. May 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    You're welcome!

    Very true, but as we have seen in some videos and my own experimentation, the SR / SR5 / Sport / Limited seem to have an upgraded TRAC system also. Still limited by the pressure of the vacuum boost though.

    This took some driving around to find, but all modes other than 2Hi default and TCS Off got me up the side of this dock ramp:

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    I think I posted these in the pre-sticky thread. The rear lifts first, but the front was barely one the ground also. Zero issue getting up over the side with just a bit of throttle above idle.
     
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  5. May 9, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    I know I know.
    Being in a state where the gypsum stacks are the tallest hills in their entire state doesnt help though, just saying.

    BTW Tony, interestingly enough when I was doing the jack tests, the Trac and MTS on auto OR dont activate until you get some throttle in. (So with a couple of wheels jacked up, in gear and engine idling along at 5-10 mph, the system wont fire the brakes for traction control even though 1 wheel is grounded and the other spinning freely. As soon as you give some throttle, the brakes fire. It appears the system is inhibited below a certain throttle application level I assume.)
     
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    Yes. That is common for traction and stability systems. I think it is a hold-over from MTs, which allows the engine to not stall. This was the factory procedure for doing an MT fluid swap on our old saab where the new lube was incompatible. You had to fill and flush it twice while idling in 1st gear for a few minutes. Well, being the person that I am, I thought that rowing the gear would help the flush. 2nd through 5th at idle, or 1st above ide, fired off the TCS, which I then just turned off.
     
  7. May 10, 2019 at 9:10 PM
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    nice write up
     
  8. Jun 2, 2019 at 7:24 AM
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    @H3llRid3r, check out page 1. Seems like we were recently talking ourselves into a black hole trying to figure this shit out.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    Ha, yes I’ve been reading this thread.
     
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  10. Jun 2, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    The black hole of traction control! LOL
     

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