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4wd on Dry Pavement??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TrailMoose, Jul 20, 2011.

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For a 2011 Tacoma can you use H4 on dry pavement?

Poll closed Aug 19, 2011.
  1. Yes, it's OK.

    40 vote(s)
    19.0%
  2. No, it will damage the Tacoma.

    142 vote(s)
    67.6%
  3. I don't know.

    28 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    Pugga

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    What's this unit of measure you speak of?? :confused:
     
  2. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    It's the one 99% of the world uses .
     
  3. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Pugga

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    :eek:
    I guess we Americans are a stubborn breed...
     
  4. Jul 21, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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  5. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:13 AM
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  6. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    Roads have enough radius in a turn not to bind up the drive train. Parking lots do not. Using 4 wheel drive sucks up gas and wares tires if you have no need to use it. Toyota would not tell any one to use 4 wheel drive once a month if they thought they would have to pay warranty claims. I have put one u joint in my 97 in 248K, in the winter in bad weather I use 4 wheel drive, my commute is 100 miles I never know if the roads are wet or frozen it’s kind of dark at 5AM.
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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  8. Jul 21, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Oh , it's on now
     
  9. Jul 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    I will drive mine in a straight line or a road with slight curves once in a while to get everything lubed up. Just stay away from tight hard turns like parking lots and such.
     
  10. Jul 21, 2011 at 1:07 PM
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    What exactly do you think is getting 'lubed up' with 4wd engaged vs when it's disengaged. It's not the front diff and transfer case aren't still turning and are drying out and rusting when not in use. All you're accomplishing is confirming your actuator still works.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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  12. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    i'm really not sure what all this is about , i took out my rear driveshaft so my truck would drive like a car
     
  13. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    the 6sp FJ is all time 4wd. why is it safe to use that on pavement but not the taco?
     
  14. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM
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    Don't know about the FJ in particular. But I drive an AWD car (AWD = full time 4WD). They essentially get away with it by having components to account for the binding that can occur by turning (i.e. extra differential).

    Edit: Link to a great site regarding 4x4: http://www.rubicon-trail.com/4WD101/difference_4WD_awd.html
     
  15. Jul 21, 2011 at 2:22 PM
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    ^ Beat ya to it, Chunk ;)

    ... Except, you know, you covered it two pages back :facepalm:
     
  16. Jul 21, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Even while offroading on hard rock/dirt and in the winter on dry snow you can get binding if you make sharp turns (like what you might do when parking in a tight spot.) I've had it happen and learned to just make my turns more gradual anytime I have the 4WD engaged. LIke you mentioned driving on dry pavement is just asking for problems...I wouldn't even do it going straight. Read the links below...
     
  17. Jul 21, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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  18. Jul 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    I drove in 4hi most of the day at a mud run while going down trails and across fields. Driving in 2hi, then having to come to a complete stop to put in 4hi right before a mud hole got annoying. So I just left it in 4hi, unless I was driving over 20mph...
     
  19. Jul 21, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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    OZ-T

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    On pavement ?
     
  20. Jul 21, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    Nope. Only dry dirt, sand, grass, and mud.
     
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