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Rear Locking Differential on TRD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slidellkid, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Oct 25, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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    slidellkid

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    I have a simple question: If I order a TRD package in two wheel drive or buy a used one, will it automatically come with the rear locking differential or is that an additional option that someone would have to purchase? Do only the TRDs come with the Locking Diff?

    I don't normally travel into really bad areas. That being said I have been stuck in my two wheel drive Ford. How much better is 4x4 than rear locking diff? I mostly just want to get back on some muddy roads - don't want to go swamp boggin or anything.

    Thanks..
     
  2. Oct 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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  3. Oct 25, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    depends how you drive but i can get my truck down most moderate to light trails. but i don't try to push the limits of the truck it is only 2wd lol. but that being said locker is a must have for a 2wd got me out of a weird spot the other night
     
  4. Oct 25, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    TRD Off Road - "automatically comes with the rear locking differential"
    TRD Sport - Rear locking differential not available
     
  5. Oct 25, 2011 at 2:12 PM
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    Thanks.
     
  6. Oct 25, 2011 at 3:40 PM
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    David K

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    That was easy! lol
     
  7. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    GeauxTigers

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    it blows my mind to see someone stuck in sand, that just doesnt happen where i'm from. lol.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Any idea how my prerunner with snow tires (non studded) and a locking rear diff will do if i get stuck in some snow. Lets say 6 inches.
     
  9. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    Poorly. 4wd is made for a reason, and snow is a place where 2wd, especially combined with rear wheel drive, are pretty useless.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    which is funny, cause my coworker drives his bmw which is rwd, with blizzaks on it, only in the winter, and he gets around fine. I realize a truck is a different beast, but I am a careful driver in the first place. We dont get too much snow at once anyway, usually alot of snowstorms, but only a few inches at a time. like 2-3 inches.
     
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    Happens all the time in North Carolina...mostly from newbs I should add :D
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:24 PM
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    Are you saying there is no sand where you're from... or
    Are you saying that nobody gets stuck in your sand?

    Sand varies in drivability all over, and even the same place's sand can be harder to drive on depending on weather (dry/ wet/ humid/ hot/ cold)
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:38 PM
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    Lol what kinda said do you have where your from? Gravel?

    Come to glamis cali and you will get stuck. Unless you stay on flat ground
     
  14. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    mobettah safe den sorry(FAKA I SHUDA GOT A 4x4)... i just hate the hassle of getting stuck! got stuck a bunch of time in my titan.
     
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    Wow, you speak excellent Hawaiian bra' !
     
  16. Oct 26, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    sand here in the desert aroudn phoenix, you can and will get stuck :D


    as for snow the reason our trucks dont do so well in rwd is because of the lack of weight over the rear axle.
     
  17. Oct 26, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    cuz das da how. 4x4 or lose plenty money. chee!
     
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    Think I will go pour me a glass of POG* juice! Mahalo and aloha...

    (* pineapple, orange, guava)
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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    yeah, I plan on putting sand bags in the back.
     
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