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Putting a locker in the rear of a base 4wd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Schfelty, May 22, 2020.

  1. May 22, 2020 at 4:14 PM
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    Schfelty

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    I have a 2010 base 4WD. I want to out in a Powertrax 1615-lr in the rear but can’t find a definite answer if it will fit and not interfere with anything. Also wondering how it interacts with the stock traction system and if that has to be fully disabled to not fight the locker. Any input would be welcomed
     
  2. May 22, 2020 at 4:17 PM
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    MattCowsmasher

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    Yes you’ve got an 8.4in rearend the off-road models came with a 8.0.
     
  3. May 22, 2020 at 4:42 PM
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    So do I need to find a different locker then? A lot of places are saying this one works but I can’t find for sure
     
  4. May 22, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    I believe he has a powertrax in his truck.
    Maybe he would know for sure?
     
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    Thanks a lot that’s a lot of good info. Do you have to ever think about the abs or factory traction system fighting it? My thought was that if the rear is locked, it won’t ever ever even kick on in 2wd so no worries and it’s off in 4
     
  7. May 22, 2020 at 6:14 PM
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    I don’t have any traction control so I can’t help you there unfortunately. My truck is too old.
     
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    No worries. I’m thinking worse case I pull the fuse and run it lol thanks again
     
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  9. May 22, 2020 at 6:18 PM
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    I do that for abs on a slick trail. It’s engaged a couple times when I didn’t want it to, so bye bye fuse lol
     
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  10. May 22, 2020 at 6:19 PM
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    I’ll remember that one for myself lol
     
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  11. May 22, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    The traction control system is brake based. It uses ABS sensors to determine if one wheel is spinning faster than the other, then it applies brakes to slow it down.

    With the locker you don’t get wheel spin so there’s no conflict between the two systems!
     
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  12. May 22, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    It’s easy and effective. Pop it back in and it resets itself. Easy peezy
     
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  13. May 22, 2020 at 6:22 PM
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    That was my thought Sharpish, just couldn’t get it verified. Awesome
     
  14. May 22, 2020 at 6:23 PM
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    I have ARB Locker, 2012 Tacoma Sport, no problems with TC, truck is almost unstoppable.
     
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  15. May 22, 2020 at 7:14 PM
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    On 09+ trucks A locker won’t effect traction control as far as activating the “auto lsd” feature since both rear tires will be spinning at the same speed. It will effect traction control as far as cutting engine power if the rear tires start spinning faster than the front Aka fooling around in 2wd. I went this route and it works a treat. And it’s a lot quicker to go back and forth vs pulling a fuse, not that that takes long but this is slightly more convenient.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4lo-trac-abs-kill-switch-why-why-not.257444/#post-6254094
     

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