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Maybe This Mod Will Work For The Tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by myname150, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:50 PM
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    myname150

    myname150 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i was on youtube and i found this video of a guy and his FJ installing an A-TRAC switch when his FJ didnt come with one, and upon installing the switch himself, his FJ now has the ability to use A-TRAC.

    It got me thinking, it's probally easier and cheaper for toyota to just wire the same/similar dash for all the different models, since all that guy had to do was just buy a swtich...maybe we can put in a switch to activate the "Auto LSD"...maybe the same for VSC and Traction Control. (we, as in those who have a tacoma pre-2009,since a Automatic Limited Slip was optional then...anyways their "ALSD" isnt a true limited slip, it just uses the brakes to control wheel slip)

    Anyone think its possible?

    Youtube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GT8E7BGYzns

    Here are some pictures i took from the tach area of my truck
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    Available switches:
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  2. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    jandrews

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    Question has already been asked. Answer is no.

    Non-TRD Tacos (2009 and newer) do not have the hydraulic brake booster necessary for A-TRAC. There are other bits missing as well.

    I disagree 100%. Whether the limited slip system uses the ABS or a clutch pack to control wheelspin and put the torque to the ground is immaterial - if it limits slippage, it's a true limited slip system. It's even arguable the ABS method Toyota uses puts less stress on the drivetrain overall (though it's likely a moot point - limited slip clutch packs are almost unkillable).

    You could make the argument that it's not a limited slip *differential*, but meh, lockers belong in diffs, not clutch packs.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2010 at 5:59 PM
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    myname150

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    Ah oh well. nevermind then LOL.
     
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