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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by speedracer, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    speedracer

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    Hello,
    First post, so please be nice.
    Just got a 04 prerunner TRD double cab last night.
    I did not come with and owners manual.
    I have done some searching but can't locate the info.

    Stupid question..... On the left hand side of the wheel on the dash is the Rear Diff Lock button and to the left of that is a button "ECT"...What is this?

    Thanks for you time with this Stupid Question.
     
  2. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Not a stupid question.. First, Welcome to TW! :)

    The ECT button is for the tranny. Similar to the "Tow/Haul" Button on other trucks.
     
  3. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    Ok... thanks,

    You said similar. So for the tranny.... like line preasure boosting for check valve and shift points or some thing along those lines?
     
  4. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I have never looked into "how" it works, but that sounds good. :)
     
  5. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    how does the 2x4 diff lock-up compare to the regular 4x4 open diff?
    yes I know that there is nothing like 4x4.... but with the lock-up the TRD 2x4 should due really well...?
     
  6. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    On the Prerunner, you can lock the diff at any speed below 5 mph. Works great on the Prerunner.
     
  7. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    but when it's locked...what's the max RPM/speed I should back off from so nothing bad happens?
     
  8. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    Just dont use it on the street/dry pavement......I have friends that have been locked art insane speeds on dirt roads.
     
  9. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    Good.. I know not to use on Pav. But just wanted to know about in the dirt when needed....you know.... Murphy's Law..?
     
  10. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Ah, yes...Me and Mr. Murphy have has some issues....:)
     
  11. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    Thank's for the input chris.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    the ECT button basically changes your shift points on the AT so you can tow/haul better
     
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