Prado VX can I turn off traction control

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:31
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For the Prado VX, does anyone know if the activation of the centre diff lock turns off the traction control? And for serious 4 WD work up or down steep gravelly inclines, do I turn diff lock on or off? What about on soft sand- , will traction control encourgage braking on a spinning wheel?
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Reply By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:34

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:34
Dude, with question slike this, I would be joining a club, or doing a professsional offroad driver training course.

Could save you alot of heartache.
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Follow Up By: Odarp - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:42

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:42
Done the course, and contacted toyota ,and studied the manual, none of them clarify so I try here for a serious answer, thanks for your help
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 14:30

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 14:30
They couldnt answer your questions on sand driving at driver training?
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Reply By: Cashy - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:54

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 13:54
I don't believe you can turn off the traction control in the Prado. But for serieous off road the traction control in the Prado works realy well. To make it work you need to be sending power to the wheels, ie you need to be pressing the accelerator not easing off it or on the brake. So the traction control will not engage on downhill runs as you will be on the brake, and it shouldn't be needed. On the uphill tracks it is like autoatic lockers and you will need the center diff engaged. On sand I beleive it may actually hinder progeress as it is brakking the wheel when you need all he momentum you can get.

Hope it helps
Cashy
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Reply By: Slunnie - Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 22:27

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003 at 22:27
I have a TD5 Disco with traction control and centre diff lock. When things get rough lock the centre diff, and always leave the traction control switched on, even in sand. If the traction control slows you down in the sand, it is because your tyre pressures are not right - even with the centre diff unlocked the ETC does very little in the sand.

Slunnie
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