Fj cruiser rear diff lock

Do FJ Cruisers have locking differentials?

To avoid the poseur label that could have easily befallen a new SUV wearing the “FJ” badge, Toyota has outfitted the FJ with a choice of two 4×4 systems, two transmissions and two types of locking differentials.

How do you lock the rear differential on an FJ Cruiser?

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For easy locking push the lock switch. And gently depress the accelerator pedal. To unlock the differential push the switch again it.

Does FJ Cruiser have rear locker?

No, the FJ does have a rear-locker (in addition to ATRAC). As far as I can understand the use of ATRAC is to provide traction to the wheels when you are negotiating difficult terrain where a lot of steering (turning) is involved.

Do FJ Cruisers have lockers?

Yes, we like the real selectable rear locker, and a skilled driver can get an FJ up a difficult trail, but it’s too much like work, not like fun.

How does a-TRAC work on a FJ Cruiser?

A-TRAC detects when one or more wheels have lost traction and automatically applies the brakes to the wheel with no traction, allowing it to send power to the wheel with traction. In order to activate A-TRAC, you must first put your vehicle in neutral, shift into 4LO and press the “A-TRAC” button.

How do I turn off my rear differential lock?

To disengage the wheel differential lock, flip the control lever to the “Unlock” position. 2. Let up on the accelerator pedal momentarily to relieve torque and allow the sliding clutch to disengage.

When should you not use a rear diff lock?

First, a diff lock should not be engaged for on road driving, unless weather conditions such as snow or ice mean that extra traction is required. Use your locking differential when you want to go off road, for driving on difficult terrain, such as dirt, gravel, mud or snow.

What does RR Diff Lock mean?

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Now just like the name implies locking rear diff locks. The rear wheels together on the same EXO. So they're spinning at the same speed. This will be ideal let's say you're on an off-road trail.

How do you use the atrac on a Toyota FJ Cruiser?

To activated, hit the ATRAC switch, shift into Nuetral, and shift the 4×4 lever (short knob) into 4 LO. When in 4Lo, it detects wheel slippage and adds brakes accordingly to give added traction. Again, you must be in 4Lo and hit the “ATRAC” switch.

What is RR diff lock on FJ Cruiser?

The differential lock creates a rigid connection between the wheels of an axle (front or rear differential lock) or between the front axle and rear axle (central differential lock) and thus prevents the wheels from spinning. To engage the locking rear differential, push the RR DIFF LOCK switch on the dashboard.

When should you not use a rear diff lock?

First, a diff lock should not be engaged for on road driving, unless weather conditions such as snow or ice mean that extra traction is required. Use your locking differential when you want to go off road, for driving on difficult terrain, such as dirt, gravel, mud or snow.

What does RR Diff Lock mean?

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Now just like the name implies locking rear diff locks. The rear wheels together on the same EXO. So they're spinning at the same speed. This will be ideal let's say you're on an off-road trail.

Should I use diff lock in sand?

An engaged rear differential lock will ensure there’s no loss of forward momentum… However, in soft sand they can cause your 4WD to dig into the sand and become bogged; at the same time in very deep, soft sand they can help you to keep the power poured on and grunt your way out.

How fast can you drive with diff lock on?

How fast can you drive when the differential lock is engaged on the vehicle? When using the differential lock, your speed should not exceed 25 mph.

Which is better limited slip or locking differential?

Limited slip differentials provide your vehicle with the best traction around. Locking differentials might give you good traction too, but the traction that you will experience with limited slip differentials is better. For starters, they will make it easier to turn on roads which are slippery and wet.

Why would you lock your rear differential?

A locking rear differential, once engaged, does not allow both wheels to spin freely. By ensuring that both wheels spin at the same rate, and applying unequal torque to each tire on the axle, the risk of losing traction or spinning out decreases dramatically.

Should I get a front or rear locker?

A vehicle will steer better with only the rear axle locked than it would with only the front axle locked. The advantages of the bonus traction most often far outweigh the disadvantages of understeer, but generally you will usually find no noticeable understeer as a result of only having a rear Air Locker engaged.