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Off road package upgradable?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zhaoz, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Feb 11, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    zhaoz

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    Hi

    I am new to this forum and I just bought my first truck which is a prerunner DC v6 sr5. I have a question, is that possible to add some component in the Offroad TRD package to my truck afterward, such as the rear diff. lock? I am in TEXAS and do little off road so that I thought I don't need a 4wd and the off road capability. But I may be relocated by my employer to North east soon and I am scrared by the ice and snow in winter. My question is that whether its possible to add sth. to my truck to deal with the extreme road condition and what's my best shot? any input is welcome.
    Thanks, Jay
     
  2. Feb 11, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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    PatHLC128

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    welcome to TW, even if you got the locker on a 2wd taco your still going to run into trouble with snow and ice. good winter tires, weight in the bed and careful driving in snow/ice is your best bet.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    I don't think adding a locker would be worth the time and money. The locker pays off in offroad situations more than it does on just slippery roads.
     
  4. Feb 11, 2009 at 11:11 AM
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    zhaoz

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    thanks both. yes, I think I will just see what happened there. I hope I dont have to go there.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Demoncleaner

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    ^ +3. Welcome. Locker has its purpose, but driving on a typical snow covered road is not one of them. More traction but easy to fishtail.

    Smooth inputs and practice will get you thru winter fine. Also little weight in the bed, and good tires (full winter tires if in real snow belt) you shouldn't have any problem w/ a 2wd.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    Do some research on aftermarket LSD (Limited slip) options. You can run a limited slip at all times including dry pavement. It's always there and always working. It's much better than an OPEN diff in snow/ice and is much more street friendly.
     
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