Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > Off-Roading & Trails

Notices

Is 4x4 a 50/50 split?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-31-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
Vivid Illumination
memario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmemario1214 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
memario1214's Avatar
Name: Colton
Joined: Oct 2009, #23628
Location: MT recently relocated to Willmar, MN
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 12,754
memario1214's Tacoma Gallery
Is 4x4 a 50/50 split?

I was just wondering if our trucks transfer power to a 50/50 split between front and rear when we put it into 4wd? We have had quite a bit of snow up here and I was just experimenting one day and to me anyway, it doesn't feel like it is. Secondary question, if it is, is there anything that exists to where a driver can (via electronic switch or manually) change the power distribution from 50/50 to say... 80/20? Just wondering, and thanks for any help.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?
tacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shedtacomakid96 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
tacomakid96's Avatar
Name: Phil
Joined: Jan 2010, #30175
Location: Out n' about
Gender: Male
Posts: 3,360
tacomakid96's Tacoma Gallery
Good question subbed
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 04:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
tacomazach has a spectacular aura abouttacomazach has a spectacular aura about
 
tacomazach's Avatar
Name: Zach
Joined: Jul 2010, #41045
Location: Mississippi
Age: 24
Gender: Male
Posts: 710
tacomazach's Tacoma Gallery
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 04:57 PM   #4
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,289
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
Yes 50/50 and no switch. Only AWD vehicles can vary power distribution because of the center diff they have. The center diff is the main difference between AWD and 4wd vehicles.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2010, 05:01 PM   #5
HOME!!!
solus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shedsolus is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
solus's Avatar
Navy: LT, USN
Name: Mark
Joined: Aug 2009, #20487
Location: Bremerton, WA
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,502
solus's Tacoma Gallery
50/50 only... sorry
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 02:44 AM   #6
Old & Forgetful
Janster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shedJanster is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Janster's Avatar
Name: Jandy
Joined: Mar 2007, #1138
Location: Lancaster, PA
Age: 46
Gender: Female
Posts: 12,954
Janster's Tacoma Gallery
Like everyone else has already said..... 50/50. That's what a transfer case is/does. It's only a direct drive to both front & rear (via chain/shafts). And it also has gearing for 4lo but still the same direct drive front to rear.

All wheel drive vehicles don't have a transfer case. They have a 'center differential' with special internals to transfer power front to back. Some AWD vehicles have that same 'special' internals in the front & rear differentials to transfer power side to side.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 11:41 AM   #7
Banned
whippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shedwhippersnapper02 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Name: Christian
Joined: Dec 2009, #27905
Location: Yorba Linda, CA
Age: 30
Gender: Dude
Posts: 35,289
whippersnapper02's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via AIM to whippersnapper02
Quote:
Originally Posted by Janster View Post
Like everyone else has already said..... 50/50. That's what a transfer case is/does. It's only a direct drive to both front & rear (via chain/shafts). And it also has gearing for 4lo but still the same direct drive front to rear.

All wheel drive vehicles don't have a transfer case. They have a 'center differential' with special internals to transfer power front to back. Some AWD vehicles have that same 'special' internals in the front & rear differentials to transfer power side to side.
AWD vehicles do have a transfer case. The difference between 4wd ans AWD is the internals of it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 02:44 PM   #8
Senior Member
DevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shedDevL is one of the sharper tools in the shed
Joined: Feb 2010, #31952
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,911
DevL's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lrgrnr View Post
What they said


My 4 runner has the center differential with center diff lock. Never really messed with it, can someone explain its benifits?
All wheel drive allows the front and rear to have a differing amount of torque applied so that the total rotation of the front and rear drive shafts can differ for cornering. You can , depending on the design of the AWD center differential, still get the binding sensation from turing in 4WD but its much, much less. The more ability for the transfer case to shift torque the more of a binding feeling you get on tight turns... its vastly superior to 4WD High for on road use. Its inferior for offroad use unless you lock it.... in which case it acts just like a normal 4WD vehicle.

4WD is also not 50/50, it can be 50/50 or anywhere from 0 to 100. A differental for AWD might be capable of 25/75 but if one axle is in mud getting 0% traction, 75% of 0 is still 0. A 4WD system will allow 100% of torque to go to one axle.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2011, 03:09 PM   #9
Wild Ginger
BrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shedBrettBretterson is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
BrettBretterson's Avatar
Joined: Apr 2010, #34449
Location: Bellevue, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 903
BrettBretterson's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lrgrnr View Post
What they said


My 4 runner has the center differential with center diff lock. Never really messed with it, can someone explain its benifits?
This should help: http://goo.gl/8r3jh
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Stock 2010 4x4 Leafs $50, Stock STEEL rims $50, OME Rear D/S Spacer $10 Foxer 2nd Gen Tacoma Marketplace 13 12-19-2011 02:32 PM
Super 50 vs Delta Flow 50 BLP Performance and Tuning 0 10-12-2011 07:44 PM
33x13.50 on 6" lift. instead of 12.50 any one? allrsdup 2nd Gen. Tacomas 5 10-16-2010 04:24 PM
Dealer offered me 50/50 split for out of warranty suspension TSB cranky Suspension 12 09-04-2009 06:53 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.