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Truck Feels "Grabby" While Cornering, TRD sport, just got it used.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Benny, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. Aug 23, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    Benny

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    I finally found what I wanted, an 08 TRD sport with a long bed, with 46,000 on it. One owner, clean and tight. I am stoked. What's the deal with cornering? It almost feels like it's in 4 WD, like sticky in the back end or something. Is this the LSD system doing something at all times? Just a result of the long wheelbase? I feel like maybe it's the tires, but there is a feeling, and a sound that goes along with cornering. It's driving nice, and I want to think that everything is ok. There is no way it's in 4WD.

    All in all, love it. Only have out 200 miles behind the wheel, but way nicer than the Tundra it is replacing- and it better be considering the price. Anyway, thoughts on the rear end thing?
     
  2. Aug 24, 2010 at 7:01 AM
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    Could be something in the rear end. Also, what tires/rims are you running? I have a 2010 LB DC Sport and it doesn't feel that way at all.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    what type of tires are you running? if they are more aggressive than stock like MTs...then that might be what your feeling...

    mines on km2 are way more aggressive than those BFG Rugged Terrains that came on the truck...especially at low speeds I can feel the nubs grabbing the pavement...:D

    already order MT Baja Claws...I love those tires and I know those things are way more aggressive than the KM2s...
     
  4. Aug 24, 2010 at 8:58 AM
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    It might be a LSD additive issue, i know when i changed the rear diff fluid in my 08 Sport it would grab when making hard turns... i used mobil 1 and half a tube of additive, switched over to Royal Purple and and entire tube of additive and havent had that problem again

    Alot of people here recommend using non synthetic gear oil for the rear and additive as the non syn is thicker

    GL with the Issue
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  5. Aug 24, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    What do you mean by 'corning'???

    Are you pretending the truck is a sports car and trying to go too fast around corners?

    It's a truck.....
     
  6. Aug 24, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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    Did they service the rear end before you bought it?
     
  7. Aug 24, 2010 at 11:43 AM
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    That would be my guess.

    Also if the tires on the rear have significant tread wear differences (one more worn than the other) it could be tricking the LSD to kick in when it shouldn't.
     
  8. Aug 24, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    No. Didn't get it from Toyota dealer. The LSD light doesn't come on. The tires are not aggressive. I assume if the LSD comes on I will hear or feel a click? Not hearing anything, just feels like there is a little resistance back there. It has stock tires and wheels on it, the tires are in surprisingly good shape considering the miles. They are not worn unevenly. The truck had always been serviced by the dealer that the last owner bought it from. I don't know what to make of it. Probably going to take it to my guy for a tune up soon. It's getting what appears to be very good milage, like over 18.

    What is up with the cup holders? Do they think that everyone only drinks small Red Bull cans or what? I am having some buyer's remorse over this it right now, hopefully that will pass. It's not as sturdy as the Tundra and seems to have a lot of superfluous technology built into it, and then a lot of crappy plastic stuff like the factory running boards.
     
  9. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM
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    Lsd light? I didnt/don't know that there is one but I won't make any sounds if it engages, it will just make the rear feel grabby
     
  10. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Probably just the different fell of a long bed
     
  11. Aug 24, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    I think the LSD light is only for the AUTO LSD on 09+, not the actual real clutch type LSD you have.

    As for buyer's remorse... give it a few days. The running boards are cheap and if you don't like them, rip them off, sell them, and put some real weld on sliders that actually protect the truck and double as a step.

    As for the superflourus tech? not sure what you mean there... most of the stuff is legit.
     
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