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Rear diff lock

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by peter2772000, May 23, 2020 at 10:27 AM.

  1. May 23, 2020 at 10:27 AM
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    Hey guys, I don't get this. I spent the extra cash on a TRD Pro to make sure I had all the 4x4 options, yet I don't see a "diff lock" button anywhere. I have one on my trusty ole FJ.

    I ran the serial # of my 4Runner and this is what pops up:

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    I don't get it. If the rear is a locker, how the hell do I lock the SOB?
     
  2. May 23, 2020 at 10:46 AM
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    Hey, I’m seeing DRV055 - rear differential lock, @peter2772000. That’s it. There’s a toggle up by the rear view mirror. I know real guys don’t need instructions, but when in doubt, your manual is your friend, haha.
     
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  3. May 23, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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    Uhhhhhh, oh *sheepish grin*

    I was looking for "diff lock" like on my FJ. Found it, thanks.....
     
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  5. May 23, 2020 at 12:49 PM
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    Picked up on that, did ya? *wink*
     
  6. May 23, 2020 at 3:28 PM
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    All good, haha. Been there, done that.
     
  7. May 24, 2020 at 12:02 PM
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    It's that button there:

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    Edit: Only works in 4Low.
     
  8. May 24, 2020 at 12:16 PM
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    Yeah, you only need it in 4 low. Slow and easy wins the race, especially with ATRAC. Even if you decide that speed is needed, like through a bog hole, 4 low is still plenty fast enough in rough conditions.
     
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  9. May 24, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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    I like the added security of the locker for water crossings and muddy hill climbs. Really allows you to climb over obstacles slowly versus using speed / momentum of a non-locked 4x4.

    Backing up with a locked rear is interesting. Found that I climbed on top of log in reverse without trying to. There is a little learning curve there.

    I made it 14 years in my 2006 Nissan Frontier KC 4x4 w/o a locker but always wanted one. My Nissan is currently in the shop. Fixing a bunch of little stuff - Heat works but the AC is out. Battery connectors keep popping off the Bat. terminals. Plus I had real bad thunk feeling / sound out of the front driver side wheel. I had 4 new Bilstein shocks put on along with a spacer lift about 4 months ago. Turns out the shocks just needed to be tightened up.

    Anywho - after getting the lift put on a few months ago I took Frontier on the some ATV trails in the area. Found myself spinning the rear tires to get purchase going up a rock shelf section. A locker would've crawled right up it with less drama.
     
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  10. May 24, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    Myself, I couldn't care less about A-Trac, crawl control, ABS etc..... On my FJ, I rewired my reverse warning system button to kill the traction control/ABS systems. This shit is ruining our driving skills, or at least was trying to ruin mine. Every winter at first snowfall, I'll be an ass and throw the FJ into a skid etc and re-aquaint myself with how to drive out of a slide. And I gotta tell you, doing that on a short wheelbase FJ is.....titillating to say the least.

    I was glad to learn that deactivating traction control on our trucks is as simple as holding that button down for at least 3 seconds. It'll be such a luxury to purposely throw the rear out on a longer wheelbase truck like the 4Runner.
     
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  11. May 24, 2020 at 1:19 PM
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    Growing up in the Chicago area every winter we'd go do donuts in a snow covered parking lot. Good way to refresh those winter driving skills. Owning front wheel drive cars, I always had to practice my donuts in reverse...
     
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  12. May 24, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    I hear ya! FWD is cool for tight parking in winter; angle your rear in, hit the parking brake, turn the wheel in the direction of the parking spot and pivot into place.
     
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