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Did something dumb and it is bugging the crap out of me

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by gatlin69, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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    gatlin69

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    Question...I wanted to goof with my 4wd the other day. I have never owned one until recently, so I put it in 4L and drove it up my driveway. It was dry asphalt and concrete. It was only about 30-40 feet. I read a thread that doing that is really bad idea....comments on if I did any damage? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    I'm pretty sure you'll be ok.
     
  3. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM
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    VooDoo

    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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    did you even notice a difference in anything?
     
  4. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    No...just that type that worries for nothing most of the time.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    It becomes an issue when you turn....then you can damage something.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:18 AM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Assuming that's your driveway in your sig pic, it's a straight line so you have zero worries. Even 30-40 ft of curve wouldn't do much... just don't try a winding road with it engaged. :D
     
  7. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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  8. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    I don't recall if I turned...maybe a bit...but if you look at my signature pic, that is how far I went.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    You'll be fine. I put mine in 4wd once a month and 4-Lo now and then to get the gears turning. It won't hurt anything doing so on dry pavement if you go in a straight line. Calm your fears.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Don't do that again...
     
  11. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Thanks guys
     
  12. Jul 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    hahahahaha..no worries man...they dont want you turning or driving distances in 4lo on pavement thats all moving it around itll be fine
     
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    No problem...just don't make a habit of it. If you had made some sharp turns you would have known right away the truck didn't like it. As long as you were going straight your good...when turning it binds everything up and the truck would have made grinding noises and felt like it hopped across the pavement. Read the links below about turning on pavement while in 4WD...
     
  14. Jul 3, 2011 at 9:54 PM
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    No worries. You could put it in 4lo and drive hundreds of feet on pavement and be perfectly fine. Even if you turned, you'd feel it start to bind up on you. But it's not like the gears are made of glass. Nothing's gonna shatter .. that is unless it's made wrong. There are Tacomas out there with hundreds of thousands of miles that have been wound up, bound up, beat down and still go strong. Hell if 40 feet was all it took, then it sure as hell isn't worth $30k! :)
     
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    It's fine. Besides - read your manual. It recommends driving in 4H every so often to keep the gears lubricated.
     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    LOL! I baby my truck and I have gunned it in 4low and turned to get over a rock. No problems from that. Your truck will be fine.
    Just whatever you do, do not take it off the pavement. The rest of us will have fun with that.
     
  17. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:14 PM
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    Hahahahaha... I have revved my truck to redl line while in 4lo and jumped it!. You will be fine! :D
     
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    I did and I do really appreciate it.
     
  20. Jul 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM
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    Yep learned my lesson.
     
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