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Cruise Control Advise

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Panhandle Taco, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Panhandle Taco

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    I recently purchased a 2010 4 cylinder 4WD and worked a deal with the purchase to have the dealer install a after maket cruise control. Does anyone have experience with a setup like this? I have heard cruises don't do well on 4 bangers and considering taking the credit and putting it towards a Leer topper through the dealer.

    Any comments appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    If you look under the cheap free mods, there's info and instructions on doing it yourself rather cheaply. IIRC its around $100 or so.
    I don't know about the effectiveness of cruise on a 4 tho, but a cap is very effective at keeping shit dry
     
  3. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:34 PM
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    RV7Garage

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    Is the truck auto or stick? CC does real well with a manual trans 4-banger, that's how my 2010 was setup. Its nice because the ECU will not let you lug the engine; it will simply release the throttle under a certain RPM/incline angle. Really liked cruise on mine.

    Edit: I also gotta agree that you can do it yourself cheaper. Look at thecruisecontrolstore.com, its where I got mine and it installed perfectly. Fooled the dealer at trade-in time, it looked and functioned just like factory cruise.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    Wyowill

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    Did the abovementioned install on my '05 4 cyl 5 spd 4x4 and LOVE it.
    Will
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 6:41 PM
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    GET THE TOPPER! Cruise control came with mine and at first I was like, "ooh yeah finally can cruise.." well... at least on the '06 V6 it sucks. My truck is constantly shifting up and down trying to find a good gear in cruise or drones on at about 3000 RPM @70 MPH when I can find that "sweet spot" to keep it at about 19000 without the cruise at that speed. I don't ever use my cruise control, BUT my shell I use daily.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 7:17 PM
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    Yes, it is a manual transmission. The DIY has got me thinking.
     
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    The steering wheel is the easy part. The clutch switch takes lots of patience.
     
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