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4 Wheel Drive

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tiedie, Jul 4, 2011.

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How many times a week do you lock in your 4 Wheel Drive?

Poll closed Aug 3, 2011.
  1. once a week

    15 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. 3 times a week

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 5 times a week or more

    5 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. Jul 4, 2011 at 1:38 PM
    #1
    Tiedie

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    How many times a week do you use you lock in your 4 wheel Drive?
     
  2. Jul 4, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    WNYTACOMA

    WNYTACOMA Well-Known Member

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    You need to put a little more thought into your question.

    Case in point, we Northerners and the Canucks are going to use 4 wheel drive way more from November to March, than we are likely to from April to October.

    We're we live, 'on-road' driving is more challenging at times, 3-4 months out of the year, than what many of you others consider to be 'off-roading'.
     
  3. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    Tiedie

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    I understand your point but you didn't answer. And some of us use it every day in the mountains just to get home.Oh yea it snows here too. Im at about 2200 to 2500 ft.
     
  4. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    BulletToothTony

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    I normally only lock it in maybe 2 times a month so i guess to answer your question .5 times a week i lock it in 4x4. :cool:
     
  5. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:03 PM
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    tacokid09

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    never.. i only have 2wd :rolleyes:
     
  6. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:19 PM
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    WNYTACOMA

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    I didn't answer because the point of my previous post was that it is a region dependant question. Answers are going to depend on many factors.

    The answer varies for me in particular, depending mostly on the season. It is a way of life for me 4 months out of the year. I can use it daily for 3 weeks, and then i might not again for a week and a half. (See 'Lake snows')

    On the other hand, i rarely use it from May to Otober and into November.
     
  7. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    More like douche wheel drive.


    Just kidding, nice truck.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:23 PM
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    Seabass

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    You don't really care, do you.

    Do you have a particular reason for this question other than to create a poll?
     
  9. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:38 PM
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    Tiedie

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    I was just wondering but with all the negative responses I have gotten is is not worth knowing.
    As for wnytacoma I do know about lake snows for I drive a 18 wheeler and end up in the Great Lakes region more times than I care to in the winter.
     
  10. Jul 4, 2011 at 2:55 PM
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    We'll write if off as you taking advantage of the Holiday and of your day away from behind the wheel by hitting the cold ones a little bit earier than usual...
     
  11. Jul 4, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    yotamikez

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    I usually use it 3x a month. I try to wheel 3 times a month or get out to a bon fire.
     
  12. Jul 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    BlueT

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    Once or twice a month in summer then in winter atleast once a day ( more often twice a day ) Some days just run on 4x4 all day. No point of disconnecting. :turtleride:
     
  13. Jul 4, 2011 at 5:38 PM
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    iliketurtles

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    Will it mess anything up if you don't use it for 6 months?
     
  14. Jul 4, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    Yeah its goign to be hard to engage and disengage. Fliiping switch once a month helps lubricate things
     
  15. Jul 4, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    JimmyBuckets

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    I like to put mine in 4wd and see how tight a circle I can drive on the stickiest pavement I can find. :ohsnap:
     
  16. Jul 4, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    yotamikez

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    Good idea I will try this. Its also good to use at the track so your basically awd.
     
  17. Jul 4, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    yotamikez

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    :D I saw a first gen tacoma use it against a 350z and it was a close race.
     
  18. Jul 4, 2011 at 6:16 PM
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    5thToy

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    once a week for wheeling April thru september and it never leaves 4wd october thru March.
     
  19. Jul 4, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    I recommend that anyone who has 4x (especially those with E locker) engage both at least once a month regardless of where you live, more than a few members here that haven't used these options for a period of time encountered failures to engage when they needed it.. Its not a mechanical engagement, its electrical & if you don't use it... you'll lose it when you need it, I've seen this on trail runs before & it took some guys up to an hour to get into 4x mode, locked mode ,etc;...:cool:
     
  20. Jul 4, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    My Tacoma...maybe once a week. My patrol truck...daily.
     
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