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traction control question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by chopperjones, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Dec 12, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    whats the best settings on a 2010 trd double cab v6 if i just wanna have fun and get sideways in the snow without any traction control gettin in the way?
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    Hold VSC button ( car with squiggly lines ) in for 5 seconds while stopped , this will " disable " the traction control
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 at 3:17 PM
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    Yep. Hold it down and then the lights for traction control off will come on and auto LSD will come on. Once that happens, have fun!
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:42 PM
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    1) The VSC OFF button is in this group... STOP the truck, and push and HOLD DOWN for a few seconds:

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    This light will come on:

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    KEEP IN MIND, that if the truck feels threatened and close to tipping over, it will re-activate the Vehicle Stability Control to save itself, even it you want to roll it.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    AUTO LSD IS TRACTION CONTROL... It is MORE control than that standard TRAC limited slip system. AUTO LSD is turned on with just a quick push of the VSC OFF button, moving or stopped. This is what it looks like under 30 mph:

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    Above 30 mph, the VSC turns back on.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Traction control is over rated :cool: My 2005 has NO traction control :D Well unless you count RR diff lock as traction control :eek:
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    Careful you don't slide sideways into a a curb, pole, or some other barrier!
     
  9. Dec 13, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    +1 on this! My 2005 without traction control can get scary on wet road... I have to baby the throttle especially when turning, yes I had one close call and almost shit my pants...LOL
     
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    Same here.. sometimes I forget about my ABS killswitch mod, and on days like today when its wet outside, leaving stops and turning can get... Entertaining.. lol but then I just flip the switch and all the traction control nannies come back on. :)
     
  11. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    I had a 2005 with a rear locker, before trading it for the 2010... Believe me, it is a night and day difference in how the new truck climbs and pulls and travels off road. I know now why the expensive four wheelers (Lexus, Land Cruiser, 4Runner, FJ Cruiser) all got the traction controls and A-TRAC before us pick up trucks did... We obviously don't seem sophisticated enough for this level of science (at least until 2009). Just look at the childish comments that still get posted by the flat earthers here.

    Most pick up truck drivers can't handle the new technology without bad-mouthing and making fun of it. If they were alive in 1492, they would have bet Columbus would have sailed off the edge of the world.
     
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    I have never read any comments where someone has bad mouthed ATRAC in itself...everyone agrees it is a great system for easy to moderate terrain.
     
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    Seriously???? Why are you saying "everyone agrees it is a great system for easy to moderate terrain" when that is obviously false if you have been reading anything at all.

    The Sport and Base Tacomas already are having a great experience just getting TRAC to work in L4 with the yellow wire mod... A-TRAC is far stronger than TRAC... You can do easy to moderate four wheeling with OPEN differentials and no traction control. Sad that you think the Toyota is not better with the A-TRAC or that you obviously haven't seen A-TRAC stock Toyotas at Moab and other places that only front & rear locked, modified 4WDs have only gotten through before.

    A-TRAC only works in Low Range... and you don't need Low Range for "easy to moderate terrain"... at least I don't... maybe because I have been four wheeling for so long?
     
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    I'm sure you have seen some of the pictures and videos posted of the types of trails that I mostly do in my taco..how would you rate those trails? Would ATRAC and a rear locker alone get me through those trails? No it will not. So would it be safe to assume or state that ATRAC is great for easy to moderate trails?
     
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    They are great trails... and front and rear lockers are great for them!

    You also have some serious suspension and ride height mods going for you. I think I would surprise you if you compare a STOCK Tacoma with A-TRAC to a STOCK Tacoma without... While I have gone to the same places I did with a rear locker on my earlier two Tacomas, the ease at which A-TRAC pulls this truck outweigh my previous twoo Tacomas with their rear locker and open front.

    From the factory, without any after market mods (except maybe better tires that the BFGs), the Off Road 4WD Tacoma 2009+ is a superior off road machine to earlier TRDs and newer non-Off Road TRDs.

    That's all...;)
     
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    Hmm .. what exactly is your problem with cats using the toilet. Or you're jealous cause you still haven't figured out how to use one ?

     
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    Quick question, way off the current discussion, more relevant to the original post:

    Is ABS on all the time? Or does it shut off in 4L? I think I might have to do the ABS mod....
     
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    It shuts off in 4lo when you engage the locker.. atleast on the off road not sure about the sports.. do the abs mod.. I love mine. That and the locker anytime are the best mods I've done.
     
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    Don't forget that 2005-2008 4WD Off Road trucks did have the option to have traction control. It just wasn't called "A-TRAC", it was "TRAC" in 4L. Which in my opinion, are the same systems with a different name (I need to go follow an A-TRAC truck around to be 100% sure).
     
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