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4WD Questions

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by spearhead, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    spearhead [OP] Taco Supremist

    Jul 31, 2008
    Winston Salem NC
    09 4DR Mag Grey 4WD Sport
    TRD CAI Eibach Springs 5100s all around Front set to .85 Toytec AAL
    OK, so the last time I had a taco with 4WD, it had manual wheel locks-so call me out of the loop :eek:

    Just wondered if you 4WD drive guys that DON'T wheel it every weekend, actually remember to run 10 miles a month in 4WD as the manual instructs and what actually happens to the drive/mechanism if this is never done other than excessive wear and tear when it is put in 4WD after miles and miles of not getting any lubrication.

    Also was curious as to how fast is too fast to go in 4W Hi for these 2nd Gens.....if there is such a thing

    Thanks in advance
  2. Dec 2, 2009 at 10:50 AM

    Demoncleaner Well-Known Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    Upstate NY
    05 Dcab 6spd 4x4 TRD Sport w/Tow
    TRD exhaust Homemade bed mat & bed extender, front Drings, Short clutch throw, Summer: Stock 17's Winter: Blizzaks on 16' black steelies
    I have no issue getting the required 4hi usage. In the rain on straighter roads probably good for urbanites.

    As for max speed in 4hi, the manual says 109 at the limit just like 2wd.

    Long remote stretch in ADK's on snow had in 80's no problem. But most times conditions where 4hi is needed will dictate slower speeds.

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