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Cool A-Trac. Should I be picky over this?

First post here, and I did try to find the answer on this....just don't think I was looking in the right places. I've been wanting an FJ since they came out. I'm finally ready to ditch the truck and get one. I've been looking, and wanted to get the opinions of those smarter than me. Should I be picky if one I like doesn't have the A-Trac button in there? I've done enough research to know what it does. It does have the rear lockers, but no A-Trac. I want that in there, so I've been bypassing some good deals. Now starting to wonder if I'm daydreaming about wheeling when I'll really just be driving to work more than anything else. However, I'm getting this to do more and get my family out more. So, I'd love to have it but wanted y'alls take on the necessity of it. Cheers!
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Re: A-Trac. Should I be picky over this?

On my 2007, I had a rear locker but no ATRAC. I purchased the ATRAC button for ~$40 and ATRAC was there. The wiring was already there behind one of the buttons.
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Greetings from VT! ATRAC is well worth the effort, and as stated above, can be “added” with a simple button as it’s just a function of existing mechanisms. Plenty of info here about it. Now go shopping, and GL!



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On my 2007, I had a rear locker but no ATRAC. I purchased the ATRAC button for ~$40 and ATRAC was there. The wiring was already there behind one of the buttons.

Thank you! I honestly had zero idea that it was already functional in the vehicle, just missing the button...wow. Thanks for the input!
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Greetings from VT! ATRAC is well worth the effort, and as stated above, can be “added” with a simple button as it’s just a function of existing mechanisms. Plenty of info here about it. Now go shopping, and GL!
Yeah, had no idea that was already built in just missing the button. I did get one though. Just in the process of getting it trail ready. Thank you!
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Yeah, had no idea that was already built in just missing the button. I did get one though. Just in the process of getting it trail ready. Thank you!


Just make sure it has the rear diff locker then atrac can be added with just a purchase of the button


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As long as it has the rear diff.... you're good to go... just add the button.

Seems odd that you are finding so many without A-Trac though...

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^X2.

As long as it has the rear diff.... you're good to go... just add the button.

Seems odd that you are finding so many without A-Trac though...

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check to the rear diff. wouldn't think of buying without it.
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Yeah, had no idea that was already built in just missing the button. I did get one though. Just in the process of getting it trail ready.
Depending on the terrain you're planning on using the truck in, you may find that the ATRAC is much more useful than the locker. Every little time you lift a tire and have to back up and give it more gas, the ATRAC lets you get through without having to back up or hit an obstacle faster.

The main limitation for ATRAC is in those specific situations where you need wheel speed, like mud.

I've been offroading extensively here in Colorado -- mostly pointy rocks -- since 2011 and have used the rear locker in my trucks maybe 6-7 times. The rest of the time, ATRAC is good enough to get me through / over whatever shows up.

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