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max speed of rr diff lock

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by goindeaf05, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    goindeaf05

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    i have an 04 tacoma with the rr diff button. does anyone know the max speed i can go when i have it engaged?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    Until she blows out!!! Haha j/k they say 5mph
     
  3. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:29 PM
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    Keep it under 25MPH and never use it on hard dry surfaces
     
  4. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    lol oops man on my 99 i always used that bad boy haha
     
  5. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    on my 06.......i had it locked and i was running 35/45 mph......no problems. just dont lock it on pavement, and dont make any sudden turns with it locked.......go as fast as you want to...just keep it safe.
     
  6. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:40 PM
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    From what I've gathered from the desert folks on TTORA, there is no "speed limit". Just don't engage it unless your going under 5MPH, other than that go wild.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2008 at 6:41 PM
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    Welcome to TW. The book will say keep it to a max of 5mph. If you are sensible faster is ok I would keep it off the pavement when using it. If you are riding in sand lock it before you enter, if on black top avoid making hard turns keep them big.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    cool deal thanxs you guys. i also heard that the stearing gets a little difficult when its engaged. is it tru
     
  9. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    my 99 was the same steering didnt change much
     
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    it may feel a little weird at first, but its not bad.
     
  11. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    and i have driven mine on pavement, was it bad to do that? haha i beat that truck up so bad but it was a champ haha
     
  12. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:07 PM
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    getting there....
    not a good idea on pavement to have it locked because of the way tires grip pavement differently than dirt or gravel. plus, it can cause the gears to implode i think.
     
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    hmmm never had anything happen to mine haha but i was a stupid teenager that would lock it and roast the tires like no tomorrow haha
     
  14. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    is it only on dry pavement where its bad? what about snow and rain on pavement? or is it just good for mud and sand.
     
  15. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:15 PM
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    i used mine when it snowed but when you lose traction with both wheels spinning you really have no control of the rear so you have to becareful
     
  16. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    ok cool thanks.
     
  17. Nov 3, 2008 at 7:23 PM
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    Anytime where slipping can occur. Loose surfaces such as sand, dirt, gravel, mud, snow, wet grass. Unless you're encountering some severe winter weather, there is really no need to lock the rear diff. on pavement.
     
  18. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    A little late in posting... but I searched the form out, because my buddy locked my 2006's diff on pavement, for about 20 miles.

    He was trying to figure out to turn on the lights and started hitting buttons. Managed to lock the diff, I hopped in the truck, booted him shotgun and started driving. I drove around town, max speeds of 50mph, taking all the turns you would in normal city driving. I don't think I noticed any difference in driving, non which would cause me to check the instrument cluster and suspect a problem.

    Needless to say, I eventually found the indicator blinking, and started cussing up a storm, remembering the little sticker, (I instantly ripped off upon purchase) Toyota conveniently placed on the door telling me NEVER to drive over 5, on pavement, or turn the truck.

    No issues to speak of so far. No catastrophic noises, no rattles, no difference in driving both in city and on HWY, for about 150 miles or so.

    Anything I should look out for from people that have had a problem? I've got a 30k service coming up in about 6 thousand miles, which I may just perform early so I can tear the pumpkin off and check for gear guts.
     
  19. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:44 PM
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    was the truck already up to speed when he hit the button?? if he was...no worries for you...the light will have come on, but it didnt lock the rear end.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Sitting in a parking lot...

    Although I'm a bit embarrassed to ask this, I've never actually noticed... Does the light stay lit to indicate the locked diff, or does it just flash on and off? I haven't had the heart to push the button since the incident..

    Mine was flashing...
     
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