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Finally decided to do the "Grey Wire Mod"

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01YotaTaco, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    what all do yall use it for? Just lookin for some suggestions
     
  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    Unless you are 4x, the grey wire MOD is pointless for you, if you are a prerunner w/rear locking diff. you already can do what the grey wire MOD can do for a 4 wheel drive.....
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 7:39 AM
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    Ya i know why the grey wire mod is done. if you have a 4x4 it wont lock unless ur in 4wd...... and yes mine is 4x4 so it wasnt pointless.
     
  4. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:13 AM
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    no it will only lock is 4lo from the factory....with the mod you can lock it whenever

    there is a massive thread on this with everyone's comments...why the need for another thread?
     
  5. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    Ok people i understand how my rear diff locker works from factory and how the grey wire mod changes it from the way it works from factory! im just trying to get suggestions on what to do with it and i didnt see anything in that massive thread about it....
     
  6. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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    drifting and donuts in a snowy parking lot :D
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:25 AM
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    :D That sounds fun! but im from texas we dont get snow here. haha oh well just have to stick to doin em offroad somewhere.

    So its not bad for ur diff or anything to do things like that?
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    OK fair enough, didn't see any mention of yours being 4x in your truck description, therefore not pointless, do the MOD, it is stupid simple, & it does take longer to rouind up the tools to do it than the MOD itself..!!:D
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    As long as you're not on dry pavement you should be good lol
     
  10. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    Its amazing how off topic things can get... I beleive he is looking for suggestions as to how to execute the mod... correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    Ya i think i finished it in around a minute and a half or so.... ahaha cant wait to go use it
     
  12. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    I would probably edit that comment before our "save the trails" don't eff with the land guy comes and locks this. Donuts on off road trails are bad for the environment I guess. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    :D damn i cant wait to use it now! Im excited!
     
  14. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    I know right? i was gettin a little irritated with that.
     
  15. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    By offroad i mean wet parking lots. ;) Hahaha btw GO HAWKS!
     
  16. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    He asked what to use it for, not how to do the mod itself.
     
  17. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    Wow I didn't even catch that. I already did the mod. Just lookin for ways to.use it
     
  18. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    OK I'm correcting you because you're wrong...:D;)

    He wants to know what we use it for, thats easy , the benefit for being able to lock in any gear config. i.e; 2wd ,4wd high range/low range (stock)
    just gives you that much more variation in how you approach some obstacles. for example I like hitting mudholes,deep sand etc; faster than , say going up or crawling around rocks,stumps,ledges etc; for obvious reasons, the faster (to a point) you start thru mud,sand obstacles the more successful your going to be getting thru them & without the added stress of having to over rev in low range, not to mention all that glorious momentum your going to lose if you desired to go thru it with the benefit of 2 rear wheels locked & a front wheel pulling as well, at a higher speed than say 2o mph with your engine revving about 4 or 5 grand & with the ability to lock the diff in any range you eliminate the need to 4lo it into locking, hope this makes a little sense anyway....:D
     
  19. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    I've used the locker for going up steep gravel/grass driveways where I did not feel like putting it in 4x4 since it was such a short period of time. Also used it when going through a mud section that did not need 4 lo (like "4WD" stated). I just made sure I unlocked it once I stopped or made it through the section.
     
  20. Dec 2, 2010 at 3:08 PM
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    I use the convenience of this mod all the time...love it. Will be going up some uneven steep hills and just push the button and keep on rockin right thru. The best part is telling the people behind me that, no, I didn't have to put it in 4wd for that section...did you? =)
     
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