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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 23, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    05tacoSPORT

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    Open diffs might be ok. Locked front and back and something will give
     
  2. Jul 23, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    maybe take it offroad...just a thought. :crazy:
     
  3. Jul 23, 2011 at 9:11 PM
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  4. Jul 24, 2011 at 5:19 AM
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    maineah

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    Drive on the pavement with locked diffs probably the only thing you'll do is go straight like it or not.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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  6. Jul 24, 2011 at 4:29 PM
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    :laugh:
     
  7. Jul 26, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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  8. Jul 26, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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    From the Toyota.com spec sheet for a 4wd Tacoma:
    4WDemand: part-time 4-wheel-drive system with 2-speed electronically controlled transfer case


    From the glossary on Toyota.com:
    4-Wheel Drive (4WD)
    A drive system where the engine drives all four wheels, 4WD helps improve traction under many circumstances. 4WD can be part-time (low traction conditions only) or full-time (may be used on dry roads).
     
  9. Jul 27, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    I said "I don't know" Only due to the fact I have had my buddies with the same trucks as our's. Drive like they have an STi or Evo around corners on bone dry pavement. They are moron's, no doubt but the point being nothing ever happened to their trucks. Although I know for fact if you are, lets just say driving in 4wd in a parking lot at low speeds and making tight turns. I am willing to bet you will "pop" a CV axle. I did it testing out my old 4runners 4wd after just buying it.........I think it depends on how it is driven in 4wd on "Dry Pavement".
     
  10. Jul 27, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    4wd on dry pavement only works if you put on highway performance tires for extra traction and swerve a lot......ought to get to the end result faster... BAMMM clunkclunk

    Try this too: "its a Suburu!" , so prove how good it is offroad by following a truck around moab or favored area and snap a tie rod or bash open the oil pan... seen both now.

    but wait , theres more: put blue strobes on your rig, look mean and wave an airsoft glock replica.

    4wd on dry pavement might be the least stupid of the bunch, but its still stupid. Whats funny is the trap effect..... you'll try it and get away with it, then you'll feel smug n smart about it and go for it again. 10/50/100x wont matter , when time it goes crunch , youll know you F'ed up.
     
  11. Aug 11, 2011 at 1:27 AM
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    I cant belive this question was even asked....looks like someone brought there 12 year old to work and got ahold of the computer and answered the question
     
  12. Aug 11, 2011 at 2:06 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    You can drive 4WD on pavement as long as you only drive in a straight line...
     
  13. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:14 AM
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    We've already been through this... General consensus is you can, but you shouldn't.
     
  14. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:21 AM
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    I asked the same question weeks ago, the manual is very confusing on this. (I am a manual reader too) It says you must do it to protect your truck, you guys say it will destroy it. I love how helpful Toyota has been. I don't see how driving 10 mi in 4wd could help the truck that much. What is a NOOB to 4WD to do.
     
  15. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:44 AM
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    I use it when I need it. Nowhere in the manual does it say to use 4wd on dry pavement, they recommend using it for 10 miles a month. You really don't accomplish anything by using it though, everything spins regardless, all you're doing is confirming that the ADD actuator still works.

    Best thing to do if you want to use 4wd for 10 miles each month is find a nice off road trail with a loose surface.
     
  16. Aug 11, 2011 at 5:47 AM
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    Jdaniel1274

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    Just be very careful in your turns, do not try to take any kind of turn at high speeds. I do it every month, since I do not get out to the dirt much anymore these days.
     
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