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    Default Atrac vs Trc

    I have a 2014 Prado 3.0D4D TX.

    I know it has Trc but does it also have Atrac. The manual is a bit vague and I have never seen a Atrac light come on.

    Does it make a big difference?

    All my previous 4X4's had diff locks.


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    Default Re: Atrac vs Trc

    Does it have front difflock?

    I played with the Atrac in various types of terrain now. Saturday I started climbing a sand bank at an angle till I was in a cross axle and wouldn't go further. Difflock on and it started digging in in the rear. Difflock off and Atrack on and it climbed up the bank easy peasy.

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    Default Re: Atrac vs Trc

    I dont know the Model you drive. But look into the printed guide from toyota, how to use your car in different terrain.

    Hard to say if your rig has a center lock and probably even rear factory lockers...

    My Land Cruiser 200 is tripple locked, but with the electronic helpers I can drive very far too.

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    Default Re: Atrac vs Trc

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffth View Post
    I have a 2014 Prado 3.0D4D TX.

    I know it has Trc but does it also have Atrac. The manual is a bit vague and I have never seen a Atrac light come on.

    Does it make a big difference?

    All my previous 4X4's had diff locks.


    TIA,
    Geoffth
    If it does have Atrac, there should be a button for it. It only activates when the button is pressed, you are in 4LO and at very low speeds.
    The difference between Atrac and TRC is, that TRC will try and throttle back once a wheel looses traction and might apply brakes to the spinning wheel, but the emphasis is on throttling back.
    Atrac acts purely as an electronic difflock, where a spinning wheel is braked, but power isn't cut back.
    You can easily get stuck in soft sand with TRC engaged, but Atrac will get you unstuck.
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    Default Re: Atrac vs Trc

    My Prado has centre diff lock and no axle lockers as standard.

    The manual is very silent about Atrac or Trc as it says (if fitted).

    There is a button to turn off VSC and TRC.

    Thanks,
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    Default Atrac vs Trc

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffth View Post
    My Prado has centre diff lock and no axle lockers as standard.

    The manual is very silent about Atrac or Trc as it says (if fitted).

    There is a button to turn off VSC and TRC.

    Thanks,
    Geoffth
    No button, no ATRAC. The button will say “ATRAC”

    As far as I know the TX of that year did not have it.
    Last edited by Hedgehog; 2021/06/22 at 04:31 AM.
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