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1st snow with truck

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by rkboyer911, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Dec 15, 2016 at 9:50 AM
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    rkboyer911

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    Its supposed to snow 3-5 inches this Sat. Cannot wait to see how my truck gets around. Ive never used the 4WD yet (1 month old) Its been quite a change going from a 5.9 Cummins to this LOL
     
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  2. Dec 15, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    They are saying 8-12 here (WI). My stock tires suck and damn TRAC control comes on all the time. Take some pics for the TITS thread!
     
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  3. Dec 15, 2016 at 10:15 AM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    We don't have snow in Las Vegas.
     
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  4. Dec 15, 2016 at 10:56 AM
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    Marty McFly

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    Come down to big bear, you aren't too far. It's fun as shit driving through the snow :thumbsup:
     
  5. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:26 PM
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    Turn off the nannies. Turn on Tow Haul mode if you have it. Lots more fun in the snow.
     
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  6. Dec 15, 2016 at 4:20 PM
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    Matt, I've thought about this for a while and you bring up a good question. When you are driving in snow, do you turn the nannies off before engaging your 4-wheel drive or do you leave them on? I know I don't want the tow/haul on LOL!
     
  7. Dec 15, 2016 at 4:29 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Yeah, your gonna find out what traction control means and how craptastic it is.
     
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  8. Dec 15, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    I leave the nannies on. Not an issue unless you take a turn too fast. Then it engages and becomes a pain. just accelerate thru the turn so nannies know what you are trying to do and it compensates accordingly. That's been my experience so far . . .

    You can turn on 4x4 (HI) and you'll be fine.
     
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  9. Dec 15, 2016 at 5:08 PM
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    Deep stuff freaks me out . . . feels like you are going to get stuck. Then you have to eat your kids for survival. Not a good place to be.
     
  10. Dec 15, 2016 at 5:31 PM
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    Don't be the guy that has to eat his kids for survival.
     
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  11. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:07 PM
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    And how traction control will throw you on the wrong side of the road in a 55mph zone.:goingcrazy:
     
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  12. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    What is the difference between 4HI and 4Low?
     
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  13. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    High range and low range gears.
     
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  14. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:28 PM
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    Actually OP, the Tundra Traction Control system is pretty good on the roads and light off-road.

    Where the traction control needs to be totally off is in mud and deep snow. This is where a machanical limited slip would be awesome.
     
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    Thanks for posting @Sean266. Very informative. Stopped short of watching the whole thing cause I have "a.d.d."

     
  18. Dec 16, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    Thanks for posting the info, Sean! Very informative and I learned something today! Life is good!
     
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  19. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:18 AM
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    Turn them off before engaging 4 wheel. Especially in deep snow/sand/mud.
     
  20. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:21 AM
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    Matt you need to do that mod where you press it once and it turns them all off. I would like to but electrical work is beyond my pay grade. :(
     
  21. Dec 16, 2016 at 9:16 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Will Techstream allow you to do this?
     
  22. Dec 16, 2016 at 9:27 AM
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    No, I don't think Techstream can do this. But someone added this mod to their '07, I'm sure it's not too different to do to ours. I'm sure @bobeast could wire this up.
     
  23. Dec 16, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Yeah, but Bob doesn't make house calls!
     
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    Yeah was hoping maybe he could translate that foreign language to English for us.
     
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  25. Dec 16, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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    @bobeast ?
     
  26. Dec 16, 2016 at 11:12 AM
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    I went by what the manual says. It does not mention anything about turning nannies off. The only thing it specifies (from going from 2wd to 4hi) is to be under certain speed. I noticed that traction control light does not come on with 4hi engaged. So some functions gets turned off, but I am not sure what specific functions gets turned off when you switch to 4hi.
     
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    On my 07 I press three times.
     

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