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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MT_mudflaps, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Oct 30, 2008 at 7:26 AM
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    MT_mudflaps

    MT_mudflaps [OP] Just playin' on the runways

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    with the rear differential lock on?!!! :rolleyes:

    The wife got back home from the gym this morning and said, "Is there something wrong with the truck? The wheels "sqweek." "

    :eek::eek: Huh? What? What you mean the wheels "sqweek?"

    So I go out get in the truck, start it up and guess what's on???
    Yup, the rear diff. lock.
    I come back inside and ask her how long was the truck like that? when did you notice it? how fast were going?

    First noticed it returning from the gym [about four miles to the house]; speed: "about under 40 MPH"

    :lalala: Ughhh!!!
     
  2. Oct 30, 2008 at 7:29 AM
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    luk8272

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    That should be fine. The manual says you can't but that's nuts. I have a chevelle with posi and its like that all the time damn near a spool. As long as you don't get on it when you turn there should be no linear top speed.
     
  3. Oct 30, 2008 at 7:29 AM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    My buddy has traveled with it on in speeds between 35-40mph hes doing fine in his truck.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    MT_mudflaps

    MT_mudflaps [OP] Just playin' on the runways

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    I certainly hope so gents!
     
  5. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:06 AM
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    luk8272

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    You should be fine.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:09 AM
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    MT_mudflaps

    MT_mudflaps [OP] Just playin' on the runways

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    Yeah, did get to work okay afterwards
     
  7. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:12 AM
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    :laugh:

    This is why I got a manual... my wife can't drive a stick :D
     
  8. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:13 AM
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    I don't know why they put things like that in the book. I suppose it is to keep people from leaving it locked all the time. Really only hard on the unit when turning under acceleration.
     
  9. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:35 AM
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    At least you dont have 4wd too.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:37 AM
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    You also have to realize that it is not meant for dry pavement, regardless of the speed. I doubt that you damaged it much, but if you continued letting your wife drive your truck, then you'll be replacing something pretty soon.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    X2. the rear wheels normaly travel diferent distance when turning...inside wheel doesn't have to rotate as many times to go around a corner. when locked on dry pavement there is significant stress put on your third member as the inside wheel wants to turn less than the outside. you'll know if it breaks.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2008 at 9:23 AM
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    MT_mudflaps [OP] Just playin' on the runways

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    I hear ya guys, and I was concerned about that... I sure hope it doesn't break!!!

    I here both of ya on those accounts!!!
    You know what she had done? She had confussed the rear diff. for the fog light switch -- go figure!
     
  13. Oct 30, 2008 at 12:24 PM
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    So how does the locker work on the Prerunner? Is it just on or off? On the 4x4 you have to be in 4wLo and stopped for it to engage.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    - In Neutral
    - press the "RR DIF LOCK" botton
    - Into Drive

    Operate at 5 MPH or less

    - reverse operations to disengage
     
  15. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:34 PM
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    so by reading this its safe to assume i can get one with 4x4 and rear diff lock? so i can turn off when on pavement and on when in need offroad? or do i have to have one of the trd packages to get rear diff lock??
     
  16. Oct 30, 2008 at 11:52 PM
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    For factory, you have to have the TRD Off Road to get the locker. The TRD Sport has limited slip differential (no locker). I think ARB makes an aftermarket locker.
     
  17. Jan 21, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    LeadFootCaliKid

    LeadFootCaliKid It's a work in progress.

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    Hey guys. New to TW. I didn't know that the Sport models didn't have a locker. I'm glad I have the off-road package.

    The last few times I've been out to Ocatillo Wells I've thrown my locker on and left it for most of the weekend. I don't know how well it is at turn off at exactly 5mph, but it does shut off at a certain point. I do try to remember to stop and shut it off before I hop onto the highway, but if I don't I don't worry about it too much.

    Airing up before I left last time, I met another DC owner that said he's made it up Blow Sands (for those who know the area) just by throwing it on. His tires were bigger but they looked almost like street tires.
     
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