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Disabling Traction Control

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Snow.White.Tacoma, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:32 PM
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    Snow.White.Tacoma

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    2008 Tacoma - traction control - all I want to do is spin my wheels! does anyone know how to disable it on these trucks?

    Cheers:cool:
     
  2. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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  3. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    Hold the VSC button in for 5 seconds while stopped
     
  4. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    I don't have the button...otherwise I never would've posted!
     
  5. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:58 PM
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    So how do you know you have TRAC? Do you have the slippery car light?
     
  6. Apr 29, 2012 at 9:59 PM
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    This ^^^

    ????
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 at 1:42 AM
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    Your info says TRD stock... which one, Off Road or Sport?
     
  8. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    It's a TRD Sport. I know it has traction control because it has it in the owner's manual and, when I go to spin out, the brakes grab and the whole truck shakes.
     
  9. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    Do you have lights in the dash showing operation?

    Search foe VSC disable. The dude's name is Crom.
     
  10. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:48 PM
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    No indicator lights. Thanks, I'll try that!
     
  11. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    I believe Crom's threads are ABS disable , with VSC being disabled as a side effect .

    Is there no VSC button in pre - 09 Tacoma's ?
     
  12. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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  13. Apr 30, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    You're right.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    Come on you guys... Really???

    HE HAS A 2008 SPORT TRD... They have a mechanical (inside the diff) limited slip differential... The kind some of you think is better... but Toyota discontinued with the new TRAC electronic/brake limited slip that CAN be turned off!

    SORRY OP... You DON'T have an off button for mechanical limited slips (only in 2005-2008 Sport Tacos).
     
  15. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    I thought the VSC / TRAC system was optional pre -09
     
  16. Apr 30, 2012 at 7:14 PM
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    THE SYSTEM WAS OPTIONAL ON PRE 09 TRUCKS.
     
  17. Apr 30, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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    Earth to OZ and Earth to Whipper: HE SAID HE HAS NO BUTTON... But, he did say he has an '08 SPORT... = Mechanical limited slip diff.

    YES???
     
  18. Apr 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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    I believe there was a point where there was no VSC button but I'm not sure. I asked him if he had status lights in the dash but he insists he has TRAC. He said the brakes kick in.
     
  19. May 1, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    Ok guys, no need to argue haha. I have an '08 TRD Sport. No button. No dash light, but brakes are applied when I try to spin out. I'm new to this as I just bought the truck. So is crom's mod the only way to go?
     
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