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Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by Roland, May 8, 2021.

  1. May 8, 2021 at 2:12 PM
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    Roland

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    Toyota 4runner TRD Off-Road Premium - Sequence for off-Road driving.
    From easy to difficult.

    If you don't go much off-road put it as a note in your phone.

    (1) 2H

    (2) 4H
    (3) 4L (Neutral, hard right - fast up)
    (4) 4L + Locked diff
    (5) 4L + Atrac
    (6) 4L + Atrac + locked diff (ATrac shuts of at 4MPH)
    (7) 4L + ATrac+ Crawl control (Loud Clinks + Bangs + clunks normal)
    (8) 4L + Multi-Terrain Select = ATrac sensitivity Changes Throttle Response)
    a) Mud, Sand, Dirt (Works in 4H)
    b) Loose Rock
    c) Mogul
    d) Rock
     
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  2. May 8, 2021 at 10:30 PM
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    My KISS thinking about these systems:
    1) 2H - on-pavement + gravel roads
    2) Whenever I go off road I turn on MTS according to the terrain and follow on-screen instructions (so Mud, Sand, Dirt I switch to 4H and so on).
    3) I use rear locker when I need lock, well, rear axle.
    4) I use Atrac as front locker only (usually together with already turned on rear locker).
    5) I use crawl control for steep ascends and descends only.
     
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  3. May 8, 2021 at 11:11 PM
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    Roland My man! Gr8 tip
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    Ascend/descend
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  4. May 9, 2021 at 3:25 AM
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    I have never tried to engage both, but can A-Trac and Crawl Control be active at the same time?
     
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  5. May 9, 2021 at 4:13 AM
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    Its to bad the geniuses at Toyota made it so we can't engage 4H + rear locker, or even 2H for that matter.. I totally understand why... Ive seen just about every demographic in the world behind the wheel of a 4Runner...

    Locking a diff is serious business that could have disastrous/expensive consequences... I feel like they've made it very dummy proof lol

    In all seriousness, when I vacation on the shores of OBX I do a 10+mile drive on the beach, It would be helpful to be able to lock the rear diff... Although Ive never had a problem PROPERLY AIRED DOWN and in 4H+Mud,Sand,Dirt (MTS)

    We need a Grey Wire Mod like the Tacos that doesn't put the dash into full Christmas light mode.
     
  6. May 9, 2021 at 4:20 AM
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    I'm actually not 100% sure on this but I will try it. Do you not have rear lockers? Whether your rock crawling or stuck in a sticky spot on a trail typically, I run 4lo and sd2 or 3 and engage my rear lockers so it's a little easier to get out of those sticky spots. It helps alot especially with those near 90° angle turn going hard passenger and you start to slide or get hung up on some rocks....engaging rear lockers saves me everytime!
    Better than flying into a tree HAHA :itllbuffout:

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  7. May 9, 2021 at 5:48 AM
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    ^ I was just there yesterday
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    Can't remember last time I've had to engage locker
    Usually
    4L sd1 and Atrk works well for me
     
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  8. May 12, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Yes, A-Trac and Crawl in 4L - Makes some noise, which is normal. Works good, depending on the situation your in.
     
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  9. May 12, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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    Lots of combinations possible, good approach.
     
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  10. May 12, 2021 at 7:54 PM
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    Nice rig, i see you have Bf Goodrich KO or KO 2 on which size if I may ask; any other mods?
     
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  11. May 12, 2021 at 10:11 PM
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    A member on the other 4R forum devised a good cheat sheet for 4WD modes. Print out this pdf double-sided, tri-fold it and keep it in your glove box for reference. The pdf is clearer than this photo:
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  12. May 13, 2021 at 5:58 AM
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    Nice! Instead of printing it out, one can also view the PDF in their phone at any time. Thank you for the link!
     
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  13. May 14, 2021 at 5:44 PM
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    This was a few weeks ago. I got hung up on some rocks down Jody's revenge at the end but with rear lockers...it got me right over them :yes:
     
  14. May 14, 2021 at 6:33 PM
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    That locker has gotten me out of a few jams as well! :D
     
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  15. May 14, 2021 at 6:40 PM
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    Thank you my friend! I'm running on BFG KO2's 285/70/17's
    My current mods:
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    My wheeling addiction is getting pricey...I will be looking for a second job :ohsnap:
     
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  16. May 14, 2021 at 6:42 PM
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    Haha oh yes I love my lockers :thumbsup:
     
  17. May 14, 2021 at 6:44 PM
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  18. May 18, 2021 at 7:36 PM
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    Which suspension are you going to put on this nice rig? I just purshased all around Shocks & Springs.
     
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    Pinstripes, lots of em. Plus a couple dents.
    I use my rear locker all the time. Mainly because it doesn't turn off all that easily and who wants to delay a group of 5 or more vehicles with backing up. Watching some Ronnie Dahl videos he also turns his lockers on, and leaves them on, for the most part.

    I rarely use Atrac. Once in awhile, I'll turn it on for something that looks sketchy. Figure I'm riding the brakes enough as it is with all the hills around here.

    4 minute video from Saturday. The XJ in front of me had lockrites but avoids an off camber mud hole. I had to go through it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRZKbHVpu-E

    Longer video. If you jump to 12 minutes, the monster lifted 1st Gen 4Runner, in front of me takes a hard line instead of the cut around. I followed him right through it. Chatting with him at the end of the trail ride, he's like "I was shocked to look back and see you taking all the same hard lines. It's a Toyota, it can handle it."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-yI_QCayPs
     
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  20. May 19, 2021 at 3:12 PM
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    Cool videos, thank you for posting.
     
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    Pinstripes, lots of em. Plus a couple dents.
    Thanks. Here's another one taken by the same group I was riding with a couple weeks. Has some pretty good action shots.

    I was really pushing it and took every hard line that day. Not in the video but I followed the white Jeep through the same mud hole and made it on the 1st attempt.

    I actually put a little dent in my passenger front quarter panel. Stopped by the body shop that did my BMC afterwards. He popped the dent out for free and wouldn't take any $. He said, "I'm sure you'll be back in the future with something more significant..."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1DJBoiJGy0
     
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    I'm going with ADS suspension, total chaos UCAs, rear links & dobinson springs.
    I kinda had some powder coating done as well to make her a little extra special. I dropped her off Tuesday this week & haven't seen her so, tomorrow is going to be exciting. Can't wait to round the corner of the bay she's in :yes: Im not going to lie....I might cry! :cheers:
     
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    DRobs, LOVING the videos! Wish there were areas around me like this...

    Cheers,

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  25. May 21, 2021 at 9:24 PM
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    brownersd You are the weakest link, buh-bye!

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    Hahaha, thanks mate... Will have to check em out! ;)

    Cheers,

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    Nice, when done post some pictures. :cheers:
     
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    Experienced difficulty shifting out of 4l after freezing overnight temps. Appeared to be a gear sync issue.
     
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    Did you have to just put her in drive or reverse and let her roll forward or back then neutral and then shift out of 4lo???
     
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    Picked her up from Offroad Alliance in Conroe, TX this past Friday after work & loaded my backpack up & drove to Hidden Falls in Austin, TX. Had to hit some trails after these mods :amen:
     
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