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Old 08-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #1
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4wd vs. 2WD

So I have been reading the info on the differences between 2 and 4Wd (all wheel vs on demand) http://www.4x4abc.com/4WD101/def_turnfull.html

According to the Owners Manual Toyota recommends that you engage the 4wd HIGH once a month. Assuming that you don't offroad the vehicle and it's not snowing - what are your options?

Would appreciate any thoughts on what you are doing to run your Taco's 4x4 monthly.

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Old 08-13-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Here we go again.

I do the 10 mile drive on a straight road. No issues here.
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i know turning in 4x4 on pavement is bad news and yada yada yada, but if this is such a serious problem, what good are these trucks in rocks? just curious, if my truck wont scrub a tire before breaking hardware, i'll freakin sell it.

op, toyota recomends, 10 miles per month as you stated. these trucks, to me are designed mostly for street use. i dont think they planned on us destroying somebody's farm-land to keep up with the manual
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Here we go again.

I do the 10 mile drive on a straight road. No issues here.
Where did you find a 10 mile straight road ? Over where you hide the body's ? Ha !
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Hi all.

I drive to work once a month in H4. You can turn on dry pavement - your tires will scrub. I don't put much power down while turning and do long shallow arcs.

The problem with turning on dry pavement only occurs when you are going very slow and try to turn sharp - as in more than 1/2 turn on the steering wheel - or put the hammer down while turning at speed.

I tested my truck to make sure the 4WD worked when it was new in a parking lot. When in H4 you can feel the tension in the steering wheel when moving slow and turning. This told me I was actually in 4WD long before there was any actual tire scrubbing or anywhere near enough binding in the drive line to hurt anything. Again, I was using very little throttle and only turned the steering wheel until I could feel a tension that wasn't there in 2H (less than 1/2 turn).

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Where did you find a 10 mile straight road ? Over where you hide the body's ? Ha !
Euclid Ave.

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Lmao . That once a month will keep 4x4 all good .
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Lmao . That once a month will keep 4x4 all good .
Yeah yeah. I need to go wheeling again.
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Simple solution Go Four Wheelin Once A Month!!!
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