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Traction control etc vs none

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Crusher, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. Crusher

    Crusher [OP] How deep do you think that is?

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    My 06 DCLB sport has none of these. Just a good old fashioned lsd, which is surprisingly tight for a factory unit with 55K plus miles (my truck was imported from the U.S.).
    My wife's 09 AC TRD has vsc, dont think it has atrac, i dont drive it often.
    What i did notice with her truck is that when we were on a logging road in the Okanagan, i couldnt get the tires to spin for very long.
    I'm a little old school and maybe a little immature for my age but i really like chuckin my truck sideways and laying patches with it. seems you cant have any of this fun with all the atrac/vsc crap.
    but like i said, i'm old school, i only accepted fuel injection when i had my diesel 60 series LC and discovered no burping on extreme slopes.
    Opinions?
     
  2. Tookie

    Tookie Well-Known Member

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    On the left side of the dash, there's a switch to turn off
    the VSC - push it and VSC is off, hold it down for a few
    seconds and all traction control is off
     
  3. OZ-T

    OZ-T All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    You have to hold the button in for 3-5 seconds to turn off VSC ( although it is not really off , only far less sensitive )
     
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    All 09 and up trucks have TRAC, VSC and ALSD. Honestly no you cannot peel out and slide the truck around like you could with a truck not equipped with systems. If you hit the button ALSD comes on and that will help both tires spin. You still can't get too sideways though. Pushing and holding the button as described above will turn off TRAC but you are left with an open diff. That open diff will spin one tire more often than both. You can slide it at speed but VSC still lurks in the background and it will activate when you get too crazy.

    Basically the non electrogizmo trucks are more fun.
     
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