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Auto LSD and Rear locker on 09 Offroad package

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bart, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:09 AM
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    Bart

    Bart [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I want to know how to get it in my 08 double cab, and why they didn't do this before 09.:mad: I hate my open differential when going up some gravel road's and thing's around here. I'm about 75% on road and 25% offroad. I think I'm just jealous.:( The locker in my 08 is just fine when I went to moab and crawled up some slick rock. No LSD is going to help you out there! The problem is I don't really use it that often. Ive seen the mod's where you can turn it on but that really look's to complex to me someone need's to figure a way to make the mod a plug and play type thing I would by it.:rolleyes:
     
  2. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:25 AM
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    Not just a plug and go, Auto-LSD tied to the whole VSC/TRAC system on 09's, which not on 99% of 05-08's.

    If you hammer the gravel roads and really made an Auto-LSD work, you'd probably overheat the system/your brakes anyway.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2008 at 7:30 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I would also like to get traction control on my 07. I would think that it is just an additional module, but I really don't know about it.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    Guess I got to buy a new tacoma.
     
  5. Oct 2, 2008 at 12:08 PM
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    The locker-anytime mod isn't all that complicated. The biggest confusion to me was which end of the wire to use after it was cut. And due to the number of wires cut it will never be a plug n play harness or whatever. Just buy the $6 relay, read through the mod, look at the pictures, ask questions if you need too, and just do it. :thumbsup: It'll be cheaper than any other option out there! :D
     
  6. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:15 PM
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    Personally I've never really found the need for one... either on my ranger or g35. G35 had vcc (traction control) but I ended up turning it off all the time. If it was raining hard I'd leave it on since it would help a little with hydroplaning (car was extremely low, and performance summer tires suck in rain). Ranger had crappy stocker continentals and they'd slip a lot in rain/gravel... switched over to some BFG AT's and it was rock solid all the time. Even drove it on ice (granted, not rock solid but I find vcc/traction control to be highly unpredictble myself). My TRD Off-Road has been great on gravel roads thus far... I'll push almost 80mph on 25mph roads (uh... track? :whistles:) without an issue.

    Ultimately I guess what I'm saying is... traction control and all that is great tech, but nothing beats learning how to properly drive and recover on RWD. The less reliance on such systems, the better off you are.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    are u sayin u have a locker that only turns on in low4 but no lsd?
     
  8. Oct 31, 2008 at 5:53 PM
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    You can't have an LSD and locker on the same truck. Different gears, different housing.
     
  9. Oct 31, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    wat?
    i also dont believe that u get the auto lsd on the offroad...open except for the locker. everything else has the auto lsd. just like u get atrac on the offroad, but get trac and vsc on the auto lsd models
     
  10. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:01 PM
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    ok so if i get one with auto lsd or lsd, then what all do i need to do in order to get a locker installed? do i need a whole new axle or case? or can i just replace the lsd with the locker?
     
  11. Oct 31, 2008 at 8:35 PM
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    I think you need a whole new rear axle. Seems like I read somewhere that the rear differentials for LSD and locker are different sizes. So you have to replace the whole thing.... Not sure how that affects doing something like an ARB air locker if you have an LSD.... :confused:
     
  12. Oct 31, 2008 at 9:33 PM
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    The locker mod is so simple!As long as your not color blind.Spend a few bucks at Radio Shack and you have locker On Demand.Doesn't get anymore plug and play,20 minute job tops.If you search the forum there is directions with wire location breakdown.Grab a beer and add some traction.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:03 PM
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    auto lsd basically uses the brakes to stop the spinning wheel which pushes power to the other rear wheel. Other car manufacturers call it EBD (electronic brake distribution), in essence, it's the same thing. The diff is still an "open" diff, which is why you can "lock" it up using the locker.
     
  14. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:18 PM
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    i got those directions saved in my favorites but i cant do the locker mod unless i get/put an elocker on a tacoma that comes with ebd or lsd or whatever.
     
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