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PostSubject: Crappy Cruise Control   Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:56 pm

So on my trip across the country last week I used the cruise control a lot...and it sucks. On hills, it will drop about 2 mph below the set speed, then it will accererate at least 6-7 mph over. It is like a rocket launching...not sure if it was going to stop accelerating at times and would have to cancel or quickly hit the brakes.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a fix?

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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:33 pm

yeah it sucks...what size tires do you have? mine sucks up hill like it has no A$$....down hill speeds up and plays tag with others bumpers...
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:02 pm

It's normal Scott, mine did the same thing even on the slightest of inclines.

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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:50 am

That's my experience with all cruise controls. They only control the throttle. They don't interpret the landscape, and don't control the brakes. They will not be as consistent as a  good human.
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:10 am

I very rarely use CC...I really only use it when im the only one around which is extremely rare.
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:36 am

Get a Supercharger, and it will maintain the correct speed within a mile or two per hour.. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:39 am

MadToy wrote:
Get a Supercharger, and it will maintain the correct speed within a mile or two per hour.. Smile

 I can vouch for that!
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:40 pm

Sounds about like mine.  It does a great job on the drive to the coast, a little annoying when heading into the hills.
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:43 pm

Mine isn't bad except on decent hills. Stock size tires. Also seems to not downshift as much when thoroughly warmed up.
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:11 pm

I started with the base line version and only added a few options,...my cruise is not on the wheel, but a stick on the column, I think its a dealer add on...but works just fine for all but the biggest hills out west.  When it does happen (slows), it does open "all four barrels" to catch up!
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PostSubject: Re: Crappy Cruise Control   Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:46 pm

I've found all Toyota CC to suck compared to most other companies, so I rarely use mine unless I'm on flat land near the beach.  Hills are usually the problem.  Going up hill, not a problem, but when I crest the hill, the truck takes off, often getting to 6-8mph more than I have it set for.  Not cool.

As a side experiment, especially for those 6MT supercharged guys:  Set your cruise in 2nd gear around 30 mph, and then hit and hold your accel button.  You'll find the CC accepts "accel" as 100% throttle and it's fun, especially in high horsepower cars when the cruise control smokes the back tires!
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