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Off Rd Cheat SHeet

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Rex Kramer, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    Rex Kramer

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    Ok Im a noob Taco owner, got a 2011 4x4 with the off rd package. As I dont off rd alot, when im hunting fishing holes etc and winter (northern NH lots of snow), was wondering if a cheat sheet exists on all the possible set ups per condtions. Seen the vids of climbing etc, what settings-what conditions.

    thnx
    rex
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  2. Aug 21, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    PSJ

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    First of all, I would search tire options and get a tire you feel is ideal for your driving habits or your normal or yearly conditions. The right tires, especially in snow makes a difference. There is Lots of info with tire selections on this site. I bet if you went on line to You tube and searched you would find how to off road videos or just off road videos in general that may show or give you some idea of what to do, (or not to do!) in many off road conditions. Also, your manual gives you basic recommendations as well on how or when to use the truck's 4x4 or traction systems with the truck.
    Then, the only other thing I would do is get out and drive the truck, put it in 4x4, play around with it and you will figure it out. Just remember, even if you have 4x4, it does not mean you can not get stuck! Have fun and enjoy your truck and welcome to TW! :)
     
  3. Aug 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
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    Do not engage the 4x4 on dry pavement unless you like spending $$$ to fix broken parts.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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  5. Aug 21, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Konaborne

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    4hi when not on pavement, 4lo when things get tough, and the locker if you get stuck/ things get really tough.
    (you can actually go into 4wd on pavement, just don't turn.)
    Then get the right tires.

    Everything else is learned!
     
  7. Aug 22, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Rex Kramer

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    Thanks for all the replies, with options and acronyms like A-Track, AUTO LSD, VSC, RR DIFF, etc, and all the dash lights, I was looking for a printed cheat sheet to keep handy as I learn all these options. I ended up printing the relevant parts of the manual from Toyota manual pdf here: http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om/OM35A34U/pdf/sec_2-4.pdf

    Rex

    Thnx AZChris, exactly what I was looking for!
     
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