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How bad is it really?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pcledrew, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:41 PM
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    pcledrew

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    Wife drove my truck around town running errands on mostly dry pavement with small, I stress small, patches of ice in 4x4 putting on roughly 6 miles while doing so. How hard was this on the truck given the parking in angle parking spots and many turns she would have to take in our town, and how can I be certain there was no real damage done?
     
  2. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    blackhawke88

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  3. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I would say probably not nearly as hard as you think. She would have noticed it bucking if the drive train was binding. I'm sure she'd have said something.
     
  4. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    ross123

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  5. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    stunt man hans

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    its not good dude you should only be using 4x4 on consistently slippery surfaces. i say its not good cause if she was in and out of parking spots about town thats turning the wheel on dry pavement thats what can really kill you binding in the drive train and the like.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    rondog

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    I'm sure you're ok as long as she wasn't flying around town
     
  7. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:46 PM
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    blackhawke88

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    question is, how did she get out of the kitchen?
     
  8. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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    Rupp1

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    Of course this is all just going to be opinion, but I'd suspect not much if any.
    I drive mine at least 10 miles each month in 4x4 as the owners manual states. Of course I always reserve that for rainy days, and I don't make any real tight turns. Been doing that for over 6 years now.

    This thread should still be interesting.....:popcorn:
     
  9. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Doc35

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    It will be fine, quit worrying.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Rupp1

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    True. It is a Tacoma after all.
     
  11. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Burns

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  12. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:55 PM
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    shawnd2

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    If nothing has broke or snapped, don't worry about it. Just tell to be more careful next time, while stressing that if she feels that she needs it for safety then she shouldn't be afraid to use it.

    Shawn.
     
  13. Feb 28, 2012 at 5:58 PM
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    Bwuhahahaha :D Spit my diet coke out thru my nose reading that.
     
  14. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    you raise a good argument here sir and I applaud you

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  15. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Since you have stock suspension it's likely toast. You will need to replace the front coilovers and UCA's along with the rear leafs and shocks at a bare minimum, maybe even more. She broke it, she should pay to fix it.
     
  16. Feb 28, 2012 at 6:12 PM
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    I guess with all that kitchen pay she gets she might never pay it off. You might have to resort her to sexual favours.
     
  17. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:44 AM
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    It'll be fine...
     
  18. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:48 AM
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  19. Feb 29, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    I wouldn't think too bad if it didn't break anything. I use to have to use 4x4 to pull my boat out of our barn, on asphalt and it was a sharp turn after that (rear wheels had no traction in the situation...every time). Never hurt it, but after reading here, I have since moved what part of the barn my boat is in so I dont have to use it
     
  20. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:04 AM
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    I wouldn't worry about it, as long as it was not on solid dry asphalt it should be fine.
     
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