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4wd on Dry Pavement??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' 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 All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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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 All of those moments....will be lost.....in time

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    Like a Loonie ? Or $1.06 US ?
     
  4. Jul 21, 2011 at 9:39 PM
    #104
    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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    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

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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:
    a) Toyota does not mention anywhere in the owner's manual or on the visor that you should not drive in 4wd on pavement
    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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    The manual sucks
     
  9. Jul 21, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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    [​IMG]

    Adaptive Transform Acoustic Coding (ATRAC) is a family of proprietary audio compression algorithms developed by Sony. MiniDisc was the first commercial product to incorporate ATRAC in 1992. ATRAC allowed a relatively small disc like MiniDisc to have the same running time as CD while storing audio information with minimal loss in perceptible quality. Improvements to the codec in the form of ATRAC3, ATRAC3plus and ATRAC Advanced Lossless followed in 1999, 2002 and 2006 respectively.[1]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATRAC


    :D:D:D:D:D
     
  10. Jul 22, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    BoostingMS6

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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.
     
  11. 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
     
  12. Jul 22, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Dude you too? I usually find a parking lot full of children, shift into 4wd, turn to full lock and neutral drop that bitch. The kids love it and it is good for my truck.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ar6nXlOXY-o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Sorry about the ali baba text and German techno.
     
  13. 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?
     
  14. Jul 22, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    Find a long straight street. Pop it into 4hi and go. If you need to turn shift into 2wd. Problem solved.
     
  15. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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  16. Jul 22, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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  17. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    atavuss

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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.
     
  18. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:21 AM
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    You didn't notice ?
     
  19. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    After a trail run I take a minute to examine all 5 million of my buttons and knobs. Also you can hear and feel a difference when you are in 4wd.
     
  20. 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:
     
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