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Noob ques'n on RR Diff Lock

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Jagster, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. Mar 30, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    Jagster

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    hey guys was just wondering what a RR Diff Lock does/allow you to do?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Mar 30, 2011 at 12:01 PM
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    davidpick

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    it locks the rear differential, making both wheels to spin at the same speed regardless of traction. it helps get you unstuck in muddy or otherwise slick situations.

    definitely do not use on pavement or any time there's a decent amount of traction.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    TacoTabe

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    It is the electronic locking differential. And it 'locks' the differential so that both rear wheels spin at the same speed, and it is used as a traction aide.

    It relative advantages and disadvantages have been debated ad nauseum on this site. Use the search function and you shall have almost infinite reading at your fingertips.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2011 at 12:04 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    also don't use it while driving on snowy roads. use 4-HI, but not dif lock.
     
  5. Mar 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Jagster

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    thanks guys!
     
  6. Mar 30, 2011 at 6:40 PM
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    David K

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    See 'My Cousin Vinny' to learn what a disadvantage standard (open) differentials are. Funnier than hell!

    Just one of your back tires looses traction (in mud, ice, or in air over a rut) and you stop moving. Power goes to the EASIEST tire to spin with an open differential. Sadly, that tire isn't the one that is best at moving your truck forward... but it makes steering easiest.
     
  7. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Does the 2011 Tacoma sport 2wd supposed to come with this re diff?,
    Or is it only for 4wd?
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    Just the TRD Off-Roads
     
  9. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:20 PM
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    The locking diff comes with the Trd Offroad only.
     
  10. Aug 1, 2011 at 7:03 AM
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    ...and to add just a bit, BOTH the 2WD and 4WD OFF ROAD Tacomas have the Rear Locking Differential.
     
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