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New Tacoma owner looking for advice for off roading... old man off roading lol!

downtown393

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Can you guys help me understand why the Tacoma did not have Atrac control when in 4-lo? Hit a hill at a 45 degree angles causing the
front left and back right tires to come off the ground. It did not seem to shift power to the wheels that were gripping.
 

rickc5

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IIRC, A-Trac was only available on higher trim levels of the Tacoma, 4Runner and FJ Cruiser. Check your owner's manual to see what it says. Or do some searching online.

Do you have a light on the instrument panel that comes on when you turn the key to "on"?? Or, is there a switch for A-Trac? I'm racking my brain to remember how/when A-Trac was enabled on our 2014 4Runner, but I don't recall.
 
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rickc5

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Liked your water pic. here's a pic of us crossing a river in our old 2014 4Runner Trail. Not as deep.

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downtown393

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So can I add Atrac control to my Tacoma? I hit the hill at a 45 degree angle lifting the front left and right rear tires and they spun and it did not seem to kick over to the other tires while in 4-Lo.
 

toyotafan

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So can I add Atrac control to my Tacoma? I hit the hill at a 45 degree angle lifting the front left and right rear tires and they spun and it did not seem to kick over to the other tires while in 4-Lo.
I'm not sure. That may be a mechanical and ecm addon
 

toyotafan

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I'll try to figure it out. Many times it's a middle module update only. Sometimes it's also a switch, sometimes you have to flash it sometimes it's also mechanical addons.
 

downtown393

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Thanks! I saw the value of it for off roading. If it is an add on and not too crazy I will do it. Otherwise I will get bye without it. As I stated it handled great. Only negative was no atrac and the length of the overhang in the rear I scrapped a few times coming off hills.
 

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