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4WD simplified

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MrGrimm, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Oct 28, 2010 at 11:38 AM
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    MrGrimm

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    I saw this on another website. Maybe this can help those who dont fully understand 4WD and the differences between the various types of 4WD.

    Link
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    OK...gonna keep asking dumb questions.

    What happened when you engaged the 4WD when the rear tires were slipping? You said ouch so I assume it was a bad thing? Wouldn't that get you out by getting power to the front?
     
  3. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    Tacoma831

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    I've done that too....Ouch is right! That was a painful clunk; I haven't noticed any damage because of it thankfully.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Pugga

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    If the back tires are spinning and the fronts are not and you engage 4x4, it's like revving your engine in neutral and dropping it into gear. Since there's no clutch between the front and rear end, the fronts have to catch up to the speed of the rear tires.
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    DOH!

    Misread post, for some reason I thought it just meant he engaged when the back was stuck. Didn't realize it was being revved when it was engaged. That makes much more sense.

    Seems like these trucks can take a good bit of abuse.
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    jivewalker

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    cool explanations, thanks for posting!
     
  7. Oct 29, 2010 at 4:01 AM
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    Great info! Thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Oct 29, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    Good info with all the 4wd questions recently.
     
  9. Oct 29, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    Good to know!
     
  10. Oct 29, 2010 at 8:21 AM
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    David K

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