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4x4 TRD sport rear locker ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by DAVE94LIGHTNING, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. DAVE94LIGHTNING

    DAVE94LIGHTNING [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Test drove the 08 TRD sport 4x4 today and there wasn't a lock rear end switch but in 4low it felt like it was a locker rear end. Does this model have a lockable rear?
     
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    No but the TRD Off Road does!
     
  3. Brunes

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    No.... IDK what a locker "feels" like...but it has a mechanical LSD.
     
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    Sports don't have a locker. What you felt was driveline binding because you were turning in 4wd. You should not use 4wd when on pavement.
     
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    Thx. It felt like a locker because of the binding. I guess I'm looking for the TRD off road then.
     
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    You want a locked rear? Plug it in with a carrot :eek: :devil:
     
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    dont get the sport 4x4 .... get the Off road ... i already made that mistake :$
     
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    :cool: Good move... and even more amazing than a rear locker is the A-TRAC system on the '09+ if you can swing that. Makes 4 wheel drive into all 4 driving wheels!:D
     
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    Great info thanks. How can I identify the A-Trac system is that on all 09+ 4x4 trucks?
     
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    It is standard on the 09 and up 4wd TRD offroad trucks.
     
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    OFF ROAD TRD 4WD (the only way to go for the bucks... hood scoops and color matched trim doesn't do a thing to help you climb a grade or get out of a stuck)

    Step 1) A-TRAC:

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    Step 2, only if needed) Rear Locker:

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    Now YOU are in charge... go and get where you need to go, because you can!
     
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    Reminder. A skilled driver without traction control can most of the time out drive a non-skilled driver who has all the equipment but doesnt know how to use it.

    I have seen this scenario many times. :stirthepot:
     
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    BassAckwardsDyl The Red Bull

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    There is nothing wrong with having a TRD Sport. I would put my Sport up against an Off Road any day. :duel:It is all in how you drive. I enjoy having a softer ride on the road than a stiffer one that a Off Road would have.
     
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    Does this mean that 4x4 sport is useless going up a mountain (Paved) road in snow conditions?
     
  17. BassAckwardsDyl

    BassAckwardsDyl The Red Bull

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    She is no longer the same Sport that I bought!!!
    x2, and was proven this past weekend in OBX... which is in no way a stab at those that did get stuck!!
     
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    This is TRUE!

    However, a skilled driver WITH traction controls is unstoppable!
     
  19. BassAckwardsDyl

    BassAckwardsDyl The Red Bull

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    Not at all, i use my 4x4 when it has been storming out and the roads are slippery and wet. On dry pavement is where you will get binding in the drivetrain. Snow/ice/sand... allow for the tires to spend at different speeds in a turn while in 4x4.
     
  20. David K

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    No... Use 4WD on low traction surfaces... paved roads UNDER snow and ice don't count as a dry paved road...!
     
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