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#47 of 98 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [subaru_man]
Mar 15, 2007 (7:42 am)
I use to have a 1995 toyota Pickup 4x4. I put over 100,000 miles on it and never had a single issue with the transfer case. yes... it is another thing to go wrong and can be expensive to repair. However, if you are not using it that much, It will probably last a VERY long time. My only concern about a Tacoma 2wd would be wheel slip because the back end is so light.. you would probably need to add some weight in the bed.
Currently have an F250 but "trying" to sell to get a toyota truck again.
#48 of 98 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [kristopherl]
Mar 15, 2007 (6:14 pm)
What's the tongue weight with a 3000lb boat? I'd say the back end wouldn't be all that light and a 2WD would do fine.
#49 of 98 Towing...a fishing boat...heck yeah!!!
Mar 15, 2007 (10:17 pm)
I just bought an '07 Tacoma Pre Runner V6 4.0 access cab with tow package (extra $650). It's a class 4 hitch, and will tow 6,500lbs. It comes with supplemental oil coolers and transmission coolers...sufficient alternator and battery. Have fun!!!
#50 of 98 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [subaru_man]
Mar 16, 2007 (7:17 am)
I pull a 3-seat PWC with my '06 4WD TRD Tacoma. There were three occasions last year where I had to use 4 Low to pull the boat out of the lake. After a heavy storm, silt ran down the ramp and settled just below the water surface; boat trailers were sinking in the silt as the boats were winched on. Early in the season, the water was so high over a ramp that a very steep approach road became the ramp. In both cases 2WD trucks needed assistance in pulling out. I was able to switch to 4 Low and drive away. I was also able to use a gravel ramp one time that I am not sure I would have tried with a 2WD.
#51 of 98 Re: Towing...a fishing boat...heck yeah!!! [cawwie]
Mar 16, 2007 (4:14 pm)
I'm sure the truck can pull the weight just fine. I'm mainly interested in how effective the "limited slip" and "locking differential" is on a surface with little traction.
#52 of 98 Advice on 4WD vs. Limited Slip vs. Traction Control, etc.
Mar 19, 2007 (8:32 pm)
Any advice on purchasing these type options? Not very mechanically inclined but have seen these options recommended by Consumer Reports. May occasionally pull a pop-up camper or possibly a fishing boat sometime in the future.
Thanks in advance!
#53 of 98 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [subaru_man]
Mar 20, 2007 (2:11 am)
I didn't think it was possible to have both Limited-Slip and a Locking Differential. The Sport Package has LSD and the Off-Road package has the Locker. I've been trying to decided which package to buy. It sounds like LSD would be handy in the snow since it's automatic, whereas I'd rarely get into a rough enough situation that would require the locker (but who likes to get stuck?).
Another point of interest, I'm not sure if towing would be advised when you have the Locker turned on???
#54 of 98 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [chiznad]
Mar 20, 2007 (5:43 am)
Maybe I misunderstood. I was looking at the Tacoma TRD Sport. The ads that I've seen always mentioned the two items together.
Anyhow after test driving the 07 Tacoma TRD and 07 Frontier. I've decided to go with a 07 crew cab 4x4 frontier. I'd rather have the 4x4 option and not use it, then need it and don't have it. The other discussion regarding the Tacoma road noise and visibility problem was very noticeable for me during my test drive this past weekend. The Frontier had more torque and was very noticeable during the test drive. Another unexpected experience that I felt from driving the Tacoma was the rear wheel slipping as I was pulling away from the lot. Did anyone experience this? I don't know if it was because the TRD Pre-runner that I drove was light in the back or what?
Thanks for all your inputs.
#55 of 98 Re: Truck Towing + "Limited Slip" + "Locking Differential" [subaru_man]
Mar 20, 2007 (5:52 am)
I don't think the rear wheel was slipping. I have a TRD Sport with the limited-slip. After coming from a truck with an open diff, when I first got the Tacoma, I could hear a tire scrubbing a little bit when making tight turns on dry pavement. I believe this is the limited-slip doing its' job. It is forcing both tires forward.
#56 of 98 Limited Slip standard on 07 Tacomas?
Jun 19, 2007 (6:43 pm)
Interested in an 07 Prerunner with a limited slip diff. Salesmen have claimed that they all have LSD standard, but their literature indicates it is optional. Anyone know if they just don't know what they are talking about or do all Tacos come standard with LSD?