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Using rear locking differential?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Packman73, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. Sep 20, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    Packman73

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    I would like to go offroading tomorrow after I get a little target practice in but my truck didn't come with a manual and I don't know how to use the rear locking differential.
    Can someone explain the rules of engagement/disengagement and use to me? Thank you.

    BTW, I apologize for the twin thread...:eek:
     
  2. Sep 20, 2008 at 9:59 AM
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    GO SLOW!!! The locking diff is for very low speeds. The lockers are made for EXTREME offroading. Things like rock crawling and silt sand type places. You generally don't need the lockers if you're an average person.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2008 at 10:04 AM
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    It's a Prerunner, does it have to be in 2L or can it be in drive?
     
  4. Sep 20, 2008 at 10:06 AM
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    It should be in low.
     
  5. Sep 20, 2008 at 10:12 AM
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    Ok, so I would

    1. slow or stop
    2. Put it in 2L
    3. push the button and go? That's it?

    Thanks. :)
     
  6. Sep 20, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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    yeah... but seriously it's for low speeds. Check out your owner's manual and it will tell you.
     
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    I would but I don't have one.
     
  8. Sep 20, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    you should call toyota and see if they can get you one. Also wouldn't hurt to call them and ask them about the locker as well... They are expensive trucks so never a bad idea to have all the info.
     
  9. Sep 20, 2008 at 5:37 PM
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    You can be in "D" if you want to.
    You can use the locker at higher speeds, its just listed for 5 mph for liability reasons as the majority of "Joe Public" hasnt driven with a locker before. Many people on TTORA regularly use the locker at speeds much higher than what is listed in the owners manual. Especially on a PreRunner.

    Packerfan, When you are off roading with it, dont worry about the speed. Its more important that you dont use it on the pavement. :)
     
  10. Sep 20, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    Very helpful info....Thanks
     
  11. Sep 20, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    Wrong. You can use the locker going as fast as you want, but you should only engage it when stopped or going less than 5MPH.


    This is also wrong. You can use the locker in D, no need to be in a low gear.
     
  12. Sep 20, 2008 at 7:53 PM
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    just be forewarned that the truck WILL behave differently with the rear end locked and should be driven with quite a bit of caution until you get the hang of it
     
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    Much thanks for the info fellas!!!!!!!!!
     
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