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TRD off road have Open diff or LSD

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by antspeed, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. Sep 22, 2008 at 4:49 PM
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    antspeed

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    Can you all please clarify something for me. I heard the TRD Off road package has an open differential with the locker and the Sport has the LSD. I thought all tacoma's had the LSD and the OFF ROAD package just adds the locker.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2008 at 4:50 PM
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    TRD offroad has a Locker
     
  3. Sep 22, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    The TRD Offroad package has the locker. But it is a fully OPEN DIFF until you engage the locker.

    The locker can only be engaged in 4lo range (from factory). When it's not engaged, it's an OPEN diff.

    The Sport has an LSD that is functional at all times and doesn't need to be engaged.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2008 at 5:00 PM
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    wat?
    but i wonder that since all 09's prerunner and 4x4 have auto lsd's standard, if the offroad has the auto lsd and the locker...since the auto lsd is just BS braking
     
  5. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:19 AM
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    antspeed

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    if I understand correctly prior to 08, tacos came with a real LSD, not the auto braking type the 09 has?


     
  6. Sep 23, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    wat?
    thats right
     
  7. Sep 23, 2008 at 2:13 PM
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    thats disappointing.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2008 at 3:29 PM
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    Some of them came with the auto lsd & VSC. It was an option.
     
  9. Sep 26, 2008 at 6:15 AM
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    Here is something strange. I have a base model 4dr 4x4 and I have the LSD. I didn't not order it just saw it on the lot. Is this odd?
     
  10. Sep 26, 2008 at 7:13 AM
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    Nope, you could get the LSD as an option on non-TRD trucks.
     
  11. Sep 26, 2008 at 7:16 AM
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    I have a SR5 Prerunner with the LSD also. I requested this option.
     
  12. Sep 26, 2008 at 7:44 AM
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    I new what I had just never saw it as an option. Thanks. I was under the impression that base model trucks only came with the open diff. Thought I just got lucky.
     
  13. Sep 26, 2008 at 7:49 AM
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    Lucky?

    I'd call that.... a good (and sneaky) salesman.
     
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    My salesman was anything but good. They normally know less about the vehicles than I do. However I overlooked this and my heavy duty towing package. He understood towing package. So I don't have my heavy duty version. but hey that was my fault.
     
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    is the auto LSD 4wheel or just on the rear axle?
     
  16. Sep 26, 2008 at 8:44 AM
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    Just the rear. Front is open.
     
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    Auto LSD is a fancy word for automatic brakes. It will not provide any extra power to your wheels. It will tap the brakes on the spinning wheel. On an open differential, this will provide a similar (but not the same) result as having a real LSD.
     
  18. Sep 26, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    I don't think so. The auto LSD probably operates all the brakes in a manner similar to traction control.
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
  20. Sep 26, 2008 at 8:49 AM
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    These are not the same systems from years ago. I just can't keep up. lol
     
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