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Lovin' my new Truetrac

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NOAH, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:20 AM
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    NOAH

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    Just wanted to report out that I have installed a Detroit Truetrac on my 08 SR5 Prerunner. What a difference makes driving the thing fun! Also helps with the U-turns through the median when the highway backs up.:burnrubber:

    Bought it from 4 wheelparts and my local Toyota dealership installed.
     
  2. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    Congrats, Auto-lockers can rock :headbang: Instantly turns a low traction vehicle into a monster.
     
  3. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    The dealership installed it :confused:. I didn't think they would install anything that wasn't manufactured by Toyota or TRD?
     
  4. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:24 AM
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    05TRD4WD

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    cool how much did it run u?
     
  5. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    Got a cool service rep....Ok'd my TSB no problem and gave me no hassle about the after market LSD.

    $550 for the LSD w/ lifetime replacement .
    $410 for Toyota dealership to install, fluids, and new gasket.

    Saved up some cash for a few months but worth it.

    I would like to send out a shout out to my man Ken at Winter Haven Toyota in Florida!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:31 AM
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    SpaceMonkey

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    Cool. More details please. Like pricing and pics.
     
  7. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    NOAH

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  8. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:50 AM
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    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    :laugh: I'm not even SR5 and I would own you both :D
     
  9. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:53 AM
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    does it click and kinda chirp the tires when you turn on the street? I've had experience with a detroit locker, but not the truetrac. this could be an option for me cuz I really don't want to spend the $ for a ARB and OBA, etc...
     
  10. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:55 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    My choice for Auto-locker was the powertrax no-slip because it was an almost instant lock and unlock when you needed it.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:56 AM
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    mmmm bold words! :)
     
  12. Jul 28, 2009 at 9:59 AM
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    no chirping or "clunking". Only really know its there when terrain gets soft like the sand here in Florida.
     
  13. Jul 28, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    That's just who I am. A cocky sombitch with at grin on my face :D.
     
  14. Aug 12, 2009 at 1:31 AM
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    08pretaco

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    from reading the description im lead to believe that it doesnt lock both wheels at the same time but instead just transfers all the power to the wheel with the most resistance?!
     
  15. Aug 12, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    drew02a

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    Even if that were true, it would be just as good as a locker.

    However, TrueTrac is a Limited Slip differential
     
  16. Aug 12, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Its not the truck, but the driver. ;)
     
  17. Aug 12, 2009 at 6:33 AM
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    drew02a

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    LOL, yeah if the driver is a jackass ass, all the equipment in the world won't help you. Just look at the "Jeeps Failing thread". Most of those pics are of retards getting stuck in perfectly capable vehicles. :goingcrazy:
     
  18. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:38 AM
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    lmao. wouldnt be the forums w/ out people like this :D
    not a stab, just troof
     
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    How does the TrueTrac compare to Auto LSD that's standsrd on our 2nd gens?

    The ALSD does quite well for snow and ice on the road. My concern is offroad where the ALSD function requires a certain amount of wheel spin to engage and put power to the other wheel. This excess wheel spin can slow your forward motion and eventually stop you because of the delay of ALSD. This is also a huge hinderence on steep inclines or hills. I'm looking to resolve this.

    Does the TrueTrac work instantly all the time so I can keep my forward speed in mud or snow, or does it require wheels spin to lock up? I know the TrueTrac isn't a full locker, but how would it stack up on steep inclines or gravel hills?
     
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