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Traction Modes on '09 Prerunner

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by dysfunctnlretard, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. Jun 5, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    I know theres much talk about these features but most seem to go deeper than the answer I'm looking for. I've also read my manual and still feel like a complete dumb ass. Please help:

    Auto LSD
    Rear Differential Lock
    VSC



    What do they do?
    How do they work?
    When should I use them?
     
  2. Jun 6, 2009 at 1:19 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    Auto LSD is a fancy word for electronic braking/traction control. You'll see the greatest benefit in rain or loose gravel/dirt. Snow... it'll probably fuck you. Especially in turns.
    Well, even that's not true, the new AutoLSD is all 4 wheels iirc. The old mechanical LSD in the 05-08's was worse in the snow.

    Your rear differential lock allows both of the rear wheels to spin together, locking them together. Without this engaged, when both wheels are stuck in the sand, only one will spin. This is useful to get out of said situations and enable traction to more than one wheel.

    For VSC, watch this video for a better explanation than I can provide.
    http://video.yahoo.com/watch/206114/689691
     
  3. Jun 6, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Also note, you only have the Rear Diff lock in the TRD Off-Road (prerunner or 4x4, doesn't matter)
     
  4. Jun 6, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    rmb_crew

    rmb_crew My other ride has 18,400HP!!!!!!

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    That is an awesome link. I didnt even know all that. Great post.
     
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