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Limited Slip FAIL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by gtmiller1001, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    gtmiller1001

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    so please tell me if i have this right:

    I have a 2006 DC 2WD Sport with the limited slip rear.

    I wanted to see exactly what it took to engage the LS, as I am thinking of adding a rear locker.

    I used a bottle jack to lift one side of the rear axle. I lifted my tire about an inch off of the ground and then proceeded to "drive" the truck.

    I hit 60 mph on the speedo and the only tire spinning was the one in the air, the limited slip did not engage and transfer power to the wheel still on the ground. I tried this again on the opposite side with the same result.

    what gives? does the LSD just suck ass or am i missing something? someone please enlighten me. i have never taken the truck off road but would like to know that the equipment i have paid for works like it should.
     
  2. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    sounds dangerous and foolish.
     
  3. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:49 PM
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    Hmm...? I would think that the ground wheel would engage as soon as it realized that the other was free spinning... Wait, shouldn't they both begin to spin once you push the throttle? Good question I guess... Stumped me thats for sure
     
  5. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    :facepalm:

    The LSD in the sport is worthless IMO...upgrade to a full locker FTW!!! Glad you didn't HURT yourself or someone else dude!
     
  6. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    :rofl:


    He'd be THAT guy on the news :laugh:
     
  7. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    Prerunners are worthless IMO:eek:

    :duel: I take it back I dont want to start this ahhhhhh:bananadead:
     
  8. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Doesnt sound like the LS diff is enguaging propperly. It should have driven right off that jack.
     
  9. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Good Idea...:cool:

    My Prerunner is sufficient for my needs...
     
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    some style lsd require both tires to have at least a tiny bit of traction. if the wheel in the air had a little resistance (not in the air) it should engage the lsd clutches. try putting one tire on the shoulder in the dirt and one on the road. stomp on the gas. if the tire on the road doesnt spin at all then you have to replace the lsd clutches. how many miles do you have? could be time to replace clutches anyway...

    Test 2 is to go around a corner in the rain and punch it. If only the inside wheel spins and the rear doesnt break lose then, again bad clutches

    i just have to replace the rear brakes to replace my lsd clutches...hehehe

    still full lockers ftw
     
  13. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    lol!:d
     
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    In an open diff, yes. In an LS Diff, no. It should have driven off the jack.
     
  15. Apr 18, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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    Fuck it...i'm gonna engage my locker, jack up the ass end and floor it just to see what happens :laugh:

    j/k j/k...
     
  16. Apr 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Its sounds defective to me...
     
  17. Apr 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    sure sounds like "open diff." to me.:confused: I tested mine out the other day by flooring it from a stand still on loose dirt and it left two marks from both rear wheels spinning. I was kinda skeptical that the lsd was working until I saw both tire marks.
     
  18. Apr 18, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    if both wheels had equal traction then youd have two lines...
     
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    do it.. i'll put mine in 4lo and do the same. just to see what happens!
     
  20. Apr 18, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    well for all the dumbasses who dont' have the facts:

    I was on a flat open area. no obstacles around.

    i did not floor it immediately. first i just let the tire spin. then i gassed it to about 20, then 30, then got to the 60 mark as i had posted. i'm not asking if this is safe, there is no where the truck could have gone to make it unsafe, so thanks for the advice mom.

    this was more of a rant about the LS not engaging than anything. thanks for all the safety concerns.
     
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