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How do you tell if it's 4WD?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BigBawlzTaco, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:26 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

    BigBawlzTaco [OP] Wanna know how I got these scars?

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    I've always wondered, how could you tell if a truck is 4x4?
    Can you just look under and see if they have an axle up front or not?
     
  2. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Incognito

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    Usually it'll have something in the cab to engage the 4x4 system...
     
  3. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    mudflaps. that says it all.






    lol. jk. Transfer case and cv's
     
  4. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco

    BigBawlzTaco [OP] Wanna know how I got these scars?

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    I mean just looking at it from the outside.
    Just going up to a random truck.
    Is there a way?
     
  5. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

    Max-4_Yota The Welfare Cadilac

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    ^^^ what he said but yes you could always look and see if it has a front axle and t-case

    well if its a tacoma and says Prerunner its not.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    ^^ ;)
     
  7. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    01tacoprerunner

    01tacoprerunner Lifted 'n Locked 4WD Prerunner

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    Transfer case and Cv axles and mudflaps:p
     
  8. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Don't all 4x4's have a rear differential and non 4x4's don't.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    BigBawlzTaco [OP] Wanna know how I got these scars?

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    Sorry if this was a nooby question.
    I got 6000 bucks saved up and im gonna go lookin for a decent toyota pick up. I've been growin towards them for a while.
    :D
     
  10. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    You can tell from the outside that its a 4x4 by looking at all 4 tires..If you see mud slung on the front fenders and rear fender, it usually means that all four wheels have traction or did while they were in the mud:D
     
  11. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:35 PM
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    The rear diff is what ALL trucks have. That provides the power to the rear of the truck. Unless of course it is front wheel drive lol. To the OP, just look under the front of the truck and look between the tire and the body and see if there is a small axle like thing running to the tire and back into something in the truck.
     
  12. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    silvertaco82 No way, get real

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    a 4x4 will have suicide doors 2wd does not:D
     
  13. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    SFGator, do you know the infamous chet?
     
  14. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    steve o 77 braaap

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    With the older Toyota pick ups, just look for the red manual hubs
     
  15. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:38 PM
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    Just look at the tail gate on 05-up models if it's says prerunner then it's a 2 wheel drive if it does not say prerunner then it's a 4x4 I hope this helps
     
  16. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM
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    Check your inbox :spy:
     
  17. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    if its pre 97 toyota your lookin at if it has 6 lugs it 4wd, 5 lugs 2wd
    (pre 97 toyota)if it looks like it would be a 4wd it most likely is unless its a lifted 2wd
     
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