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3rd Gen Traction Control Modes Explained

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

  1. Jun 12, 2022 at 2:23 PM
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    yotafiend

    yotafiend Aloha!

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    I have an issue where using AUTO LSD in the dunes, under 30mph, there should be no VSC. It happens when the backend pitches at all, the throttle cuts and i get the loud zipper sound. Super dangerous when needing to keep momentum. Same thing happens in snow as well.

    Not sure if anyone else has had this issue?
     
  2. Jun 12, 2022 at 2:28 PM
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    The Toyota mechanic mention that when the Trac controls are turn off, it will kick back on after 18 miles per hour? I am not sure about this? It was a few weeks ago. We were just checking out my brakes locking up.

    I think Toyota safety features will over ride ? Toyota I think the system was not design for dune sands and driving fast on sand?

    The old trucks you could built the trucks to handle the terrain you like driving on. Todays safety features kills those days?

    Anti slip & traction controls? Especially for sand and mud? UM? ABS are OK. The more you learn about the Rivian electric 4x4 systems the more you want to get one!
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2022 at 2:49 PM
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    Yeah in one place the manual says to take your foot off the accelerator and in another place it says to never flip the switch while accelerating.
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM
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    My Toyota manual is in English, no wonder ? I need the common sense version?
     
  5. Jun 12, 2022 at 3:48 PM
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    Nice! 18mph! :facepalm:
     
  6. Jun 13, 2022 at 11:35 AM
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    Off the throttle and say, crossing a river, would be ideal instead of having to stop, put it in neutral. If ARB’s air locker assembly can handle that kind of punishment, I’m all in for front and rear. Put my non monthly payments to excellent use.:spending:

    I’m going to research both as I don’t want the TRAC to be messed with when on 4lo and no need for lockers. Can’t have Chevytown out-locking a Taco!
     
  7. Jun 16, 2022 at 10:19 PM
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    I pondered some last night. I don’t wheel like I used to. Where I HAD to be on a hard trail or split after work to go cross a dry river bed full of boulders up in Los Padres National Forest. However, I still like to go on moderate trails and love the desert.

    I have a lot of respect for the TRAC when using the 4x4 modes. I’m bending toward the truetrac now.
     
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  8. Jun 17, 2022 at 1:38 PM
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    The loud zipper sound IS Auto LSD dude. It's not cutting throttle, it's pulsing the brakes on slipping wheels to send the power elsewhere. It can feel like it's cutting power because you're fighting the brakes.
     
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  9. Jun 18, 2022 at 1:37 PM
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  10. Jun 28, 2022 at 9:42 PM
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    A few
    good info. thx.
     

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