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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NAYo2002, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    NAYo2002

    NAYo2002 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Michelin LTX A/T2, TRD Skid Plate, WeatherTech DigiFit Liners, OEM Bed Extender, OEM Bed mat, Advantage TorzaTop Trifold Tonneau, Pop & Lock PL5300
    Today, three friends and I headed to the mountains to go snowboarding. The road seemed clear enough so I didn't even have it on 4x4. Suddenly, I hit some ice at 70mph and the Tacoma slid scarily to the left. I know when you are on a skid, you are supposed to steer into it but that wasn't a choice for me since there was nothing but a steep drop into a cliff if I were to do that.

    Good thing there was no one on the other side. VSC kicked in and started doing its thing as I try my best to keep the truck on the road. My car swerved about 5 times in different directions but I managed to get it going straight again thanks to VSC.

    I can't begin to tell you how scary a swerve is at 70mph. It literally took the breath out of me and I was so thankful that Tacoma is equipped with VSC. If we were in an older vehicle, we'd have been done for sure.
     
  2. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    Blumpkinson

    Blumpkinson Fuelled by plutonium and wild animals

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    You got damn lucky man, you really should think about lowering your speed in snowy/icy conditions regardless of how easy it seems.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM
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    trd09

    trd09 Well-Known Member

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    vsc saved me a few times as well.

    even in a wet intersection with a little too much throttle, vsc works!
     
  4. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    BeardedWeirdo

    BeardedWeirdo Junior Mint

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    I've only had my truck for 3 weeks, but I had the VSC kick on in the snow/ice a few times. I would feel the truck start to break free on the rear and slide around the side and before I would take corrective action it "magically" fixed itself. It is a pretty amazing feature to have. I'm glad you and your friends are alright.
     
  5. Feb 21, 2010 at 4:22 AM
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    09 tacoma trd

    09 tacoma trd Well-Known Member

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    yes it workes very very good. it helped me a few times. i always engage 4 wd in snowy or ice conditions. not that harder on gas
     
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