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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 9:34 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    You never answered me Mr Ed ^^^^^
     
  2. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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  3. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    Like a Loonie ? Or $1.06 US ?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Heck, he hasn't answered me either.

    *shrugs*
     
  5. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM
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    Crashmo

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    Brush guard and Bed Storage and Karr Alarm.
    Thinking about engaging 4WD on pavement? Think again...
    http://www.4x4abc.com/4WD101/axle-wind-up.html
    http://www.4x4abc.com/4WD101/def_turnpart.html
    http://auto.howstuffworks.com/four-w....htm/printable

    Pay Attention!

    Toyota even has a demo on their website, (I can't remember now how I found it) on part time 4wd vs AWD.

    My '03 caught fire and melted to the ground after running about 8-10 miles on WET pavement in 4wd. All evidence burned, but don't rule this out. My research is that I am one of the very few to have a Tacoma burn for dubious reasons.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Thats what it is to be a slave ...

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    It's been linked twice in this thread already
     
  7. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:25 PM
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    Dustyroades

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    Am I the only one who thinks it's ironic that:
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    b) They recommend driving 10 miles a month in 4wd without indicating how to do this properly

    So are Toyota engineers really stupid or do their technical writers suck?
     
  8. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:26 PM
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    OZ-T

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    The manual sucks
     
  9. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    I've got a '95.5 4x4 stick with manual hubs. You can shift from 2WD to H4 no problem while moving. You can even go from H4 to L4 while moving (though I don't).

    The card in the visor says:

    "H2" --> "H4": Keep vehicle speed below 50 mph... in cold weather or if shifting is hard, reduce speed or stop vehicle and try shifting again.

    "H4" --> "L4": Depress clutch pedal. Stop vehicle, or keep below 5MPH.
     
  10. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Donuts in 4HI on dry pavement for the win. Feel the Bind..its addicting
     
  11. Jul 22, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    TheGreekIndian

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    So how am I suppose to drive these 10 miles a month to keep everything lubed up if I can't drive 4hi on the payment?
     
  12. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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  13. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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  14. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    I drove my 09 double cab TRD 4x4 for over 100 miles on dry pavement when I forgot to take it out of 4HI with no problems so far.
     
  15. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    You didn't notice ?
     
  16. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    Very good point!! I came out of a trail a while back and completly spaced out...went about a 1/4 mile on pavement in 4WD. I didn't realize I was still in 4HI until I saw the light on the dash. Luckly I only made a few wide turns...never had any binding issues thank god. I haven't slept well since...:annoyed:
     
  17. Jul 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    The transfer case on the site is a New Process not a Toyota found on just about any thing US built if it was such a problem they would be scattered all over the pavement across the country there are more then enough owners out there running around in 4 wheel drive in Fords, Chevys, Jeep, Dodges etc. on any given day have a good look at the picture there was no oil in the case they were factory filled with ATF it's completely dry. I don't advocate driving in 4 wheel drive on a dry pavement but that is not what killed that case. Your drive line is a lot stronger then people are giving it credit for.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2011 at 2:36 PM
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    Why is this a poll? Are you kidding me?
     
  19. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:02 PM
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    sounds like a good idea to me.....





















    not
     
  20. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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