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2wd vs 4wd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by altarossco, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    altarossco

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    I tried search first so don't be too mad at me. Does the 2wd drive any different than 4wd as far as regular road driving? I really don't need 4wd but was going to get it for resale unless it is too harsh for regular everyday driving.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    jandrews

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    Why would it? It's not like 4wd is on all the time.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 2:36 PM
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    altarossco

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    I just meant is the suspension different, etc.
     
  4. Aug 16, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Suspension is the same on PreRunners and 4X4s.
     
  5. Aug 16, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    jandrews

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    Not to my knowledge, no. Suspension is different for the TRD Offroad/Sport and PreRunner vehicles.

    If you're looking to avoid a harsh ride, you might want to avoid the leaf spring TSB...but that will lower your payload a bit.
     
  6. Aug 16, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    This.

    There is a difference with the TRD suspension (blisten setup) and non TRD. As for the TRD, it's the same regardless of prerunner (2wd) or 4x4. The sport is tuned different than the off-road, but it's the same suspension.

    The largest thing that will make a diff on the road is LSD vs open diff. Also, if you're in snow/icy conditions 4wd Hi would help a lot. Otherwise... it'll handle the same. Also as said, in normal tarmac driving the 4x4 are in the same 4x2 mode the prerunners and other 2wd trucks are.
     
  7. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Why would you buy it for resale? You're paying more up front so it's virtually a wash. Of course, you're also paying interest on the 4X4 money if you finance it. If you don't need it or want it, don't buy it.
     
  8. Aug 16, 2009 at 5:23 PM
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    find a bumpy road, or speed bumps and try a 2wd, a prerunner and a 4wd. a 2wd can be loads of fun if you dont go offroad, or have snow.
    on a reg cab, 2wd is around 300 lb lighter i beleive, u lose 200 lb payload, build one at totoa.com and look at the specs for that.
     
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