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I see some with and some without manual hubs. When was the switch over?

I prefer manual ones over auto, has there been past issues with this?
(Obviously Im new to Tacos.) :newbie:
 

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Well, not sure when ADD was set in place. I do know that the manual hubs are nicer since there is less wear on the CVs. This is because that the autos have the CVs always engaged and the actually part that engages and disengages to make it 4x4 is either in the diff or the driveshaft itself. Cant remember which at this point. Some will correct me.

When people put lifts on the tacos, they like to goto Man hubs since it's less wear on the CVs. But it also cost $$$$. But to save time and money, I advise a SAS!!! But thats another story.
 

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Yeah, I really dont like ADD. All of my old Toyotas had Aisins and I really prefer them on a truck.
 

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jon_7248 said:
Well, not sure when ADD was set in place. I do know that the manual hubs are nicer since there is less wear on the CVs. This is because that the autos have the CVs always engaged and the actually part that engages and disengages to make it 4x4 is either in the diff or the driveshaft itself. Cant remember which at this point. Some will correct me.

When people put lifts on the tacos, they like to goto Man hubs since it's less wear on the CVs. But it also cost $$$$. But to save time and money, I advise a SAS!!! But thats another story.
So what you are saying is that he should do a SAS because it will save him time and money CV boots? that is probobly the most retarted thing i have ever heard. When you say ADD, which A.D.D. are you talking about...?


I have never had and problems with my auto engaging hubs, and as a matter of fact i prefer them over manual hubs. A.) I don't have to get out of the truck to engage them. B.) If the weather turns nasty or i do something stupid, i can engage the 4wd anywhere from 0mph to 60mph. I believe that the major change from manual to auto was in 1996. You could get autohubs as an option on earlier Tacomas.
 

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Pinion said:
I see some with and some without manual hubs. When was the switch over?
I prefer manual ones over auto, has there been past issues with this?
(Obviously Im new to Tacos.) :newbie:
The full fledged switch out was in 2001-
Prior to that- both manual hubs & ADD were available on the Tacomas.
ADD was optional but was included in most packages (IIRC)

My bro & I both have 99 Tacomas with manual hubs :)
- Its really a marketing stand point- just like push button vs floor shifter
honestly "Most" consumers want auto everything- People get too lazy to get out of their vehicle to engage/unlock their hubs
Also - Toyota can charge more since ADD was an option - and now they reduce the number of different configurations & parts they have to produce
 

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So what you are saying is that he should do a SAS because it will save him time and money CV boots? that is probobly the most retarted thing i have ever heard. When you say ADD, which A.D.D. are you talking about...?


I have never had and problems with my auto engaging hubs, and as a matter of fact i prefer them over manual hubs. A.) I don't have to get out of the truck to engage them. B.) If the weather turns nasty or i do something stupid, i can engage the 4wd anywhere from 0mph to 60mph. I believe that the major change from manual to auto was in 1996. You could get autohubs as an option on earlier Tacomas.
Alright, sarcasim I guess isnt in your vocab. I will have to remember that. The hubs are not a problem in themselves, just you get less wear when you have the manual hub style because the CVs are not always enganged (like they are when you have ADD style).
 

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I could be wrong, but I find that the lower-end models have the auto-locking hubs; mine does. While the same year, but w/TRD has Manual Hubs
 

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Hmmm, Mine is the 2nd gen Taco (if you will) and it have the ADD with TRD. Not sure if they placed them differently after 2001 or if its simply an option. I know I could have gotten mine with man, but it would have costed me more becuase I got one that was just on the lot and the frieght manager was nice on the price.
 

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When I was looking for a tacoma, i checked at an used 00 non trd and it had manual hubs. The thing also only had a tape player...but full power interior.
 

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I have a question for you guys, I have a 2001 Tacoma Dub. Cab V 6 4x4, and TRD off road package. Do I have auto hubs up front?
 

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Impulse2k1 said:
I have a question for you guys, I have a 2001 Tacoma Dub. Cab V 6 4x4, and TRD off road package. Do I have auto hubs up front?
Yes you have ADD...These trucks do not actually have "Auto hubs" they have an "automatic disconnecting differential" (ADD) which is quite different..Nissan, among others, uses an "auto hub" which seems fairly prone to breakage..Just FYI..
 
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