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Can 1996 4x4 also be 2WD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by O-Dubs, May 22, 2009.

  1. May 22, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    O-Dubs

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    My brother has an 07 tacoma that can switch from 2WD or 4WD, i just assumed that the 96's can as well am i wrong?
    o-dubs
     
  2. May 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    yes. all 4x4 tacos are 2wd (rear), until someone switched the transfer case to 4wd.

    my 96 has manual locking hubs though as well, if you dont know those, it means that before i have actual 4wd, i have to get out and turn a little switch in the middle of each front wheel, then get back in and put it in 4.
     
  3. May 22, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    x2
     
  4. May 22, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    you guys are such a help thank you
     
  5. May 22, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    np. youre welcome.
     
  6. May 22, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    Or if you wanna make it full time 2WD you can take the front drive shaft off. lol
     
  7. May 22, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    i'm hope i'll be able to keep all 4 wheels going strong :D so no need to take out the drive shaft just yet. Thanks again guys i assumed so but i needed to know for sure quickly and you guys saved me, and this will be nice for drifting...
    o-dubs
     
  8. May 22, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    4x4's aren't good for drifting.

    Another, not all four wheels will be under power. One wheel on the rear (unless you install a locker) will be turning and one up front will be turning. 4x4's are not "true" 4x4's.
     
  9. May 22, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    mine drifts purdy good:D
     
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