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question about all the traction controls

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by skiergd011013, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. Jan 27, 2015 at 6:50 PM
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    skiergd011013

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    There is an abandoned parking lot where I live that has hills etc. I like going there after the snowstorms to play with all the features on my truck. Today I literally used everything. 4hi, 4lo, rr diff lock, atrac(makes awesome sounds) etc. It is really fun to purposely get stuck on a deep snowy hill and let the features work. My question is, is it bad in any way to regularly use these features? Is it beating on the truck? My thinking is it is good to regularly use everything to keep things moving etc.
     
  2. Jan 27, 2015 at 6:51 PM
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    Not bad
     
  3. Jan 27, 2015 at 6:52 PM
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    ur correct, regular use is mandatory
     
  4. Jan 27, 2015 at 6:55 PM
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    And also what about the transmission(auto). Going forward and reverse a lot to rock out of stucks.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2015 at 7:00 PM
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    I dont know......... I mean sometimes U gotta do it but Im not a trans expert.

    get a scangauge and u can watch trans temps :)
     
  6. Jan 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM
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    use it or loose it! gotta regularly use the 4HI and 4Lo to move the actuators so they dont get frozen. Also may as well tap the atrac on and off and see what it does for ya. (its pretty damn amazing in my experience)

    As far as rocking back and forth. Thats hard on the trans if you are not letting it get into gear before gettin on the gas. IE leaving your foot on the gas and just moving the shifter. If you are going forward get stuck. Stop. put in reverse, give it a sec, then go backwards. stop. shift, give it a sec then repeat your fine. Bout the only thing is trans temps. but this is why you have 4Lo.
     
  7. Jan 27, 2015 at 7:16 PM
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    lose
     
  8. Jan 27, 2015 at 7:20 PM
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    heres the Scangauge 2 readout like I was saying..............

    top left, Intake temps
    top right, trans temp
    bottom left, a cute little Horsepower readout
    bottom right, water temp.

    77f862_7cf216fb4a033a21a4b37ed3343404f044155694.jpg

    all configurable, plus it scans, reads, and clears check engine lights.

    I have mine mounted here now and the configuration is the same, except I swapped the horsepower calculator for voltage

    14776b_29c86c6e348d60db26ffe9ac736f1d3a40007381.jpg
     
  9. Jan 27, 2015 at 7:41 PM
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    I always wait until I come to a complete stop before shifting. The father taught me that one.
     
  10. Jan 27, 2015 at 11:28 PM
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    Before shifting what
     
  11. Jan 27, 2015 at 11:34 PM
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    :) game still on Pete?
     
  12. Jan 27, 2015 at 11:36 PM
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    Shifting into 4wd ?
     
  13. Jan 28, 2015 at 2:14 AM
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    That can shorten the life of the transmission. You just have to decide if it is worth it to have fun. Here are some tips.
    http://www.bgstransmissions.com/answers.htm
     
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    Shifting between forward and reverse
     
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    ATRAC got me out of a snowdrift yesterday

    parked in a snowbank to go to work, came out 9 hrs later, truck buried

    4x4 hi, slipping, no movement, stuck
    4x4 lo + atrac, she crept out, didn't need to try locker.

    it was close though almost had to shovel
     
  16. Jan 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM
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    A-TRAC for the win!

    Using all the traction systems is a GOOD thing... keep them loose and ready for use!

    Never got stuck since A-TRAC was added... so no rocking back and forth needed.

    One comment on snow driving with A-TRAC... it does have throttle control to reduce wheel spin before brakes fully lock the loose tires, and that may annoy you sloshing through the snow banks. If it does, engage the rear locker (keeping A-TRAC on)... What happens is with the rear locked, A-TRAC will not be active until you drop below 3 mph (almost stuck), and it then works the front tires to keep you moving if you do stop or nearly stop.
     

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