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Not used to 4x4

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NCTacoma09, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:02 AM
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    NCTacoma09

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    I just bought my 09 tacoma a few weeks ago and put it in 4x4 for the first time today. I noticed that when I tried turning the steering felt funny while pulling into a parking spot. I took it out of 4x4 and backed out and drove forward again but after a few feet I heard a CLICK. Im assuming this has something to do with it going back into 4x2 but this is my first 4x4 so I really dont know, any info on the steering and the CLICK is appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:05 AM
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    if you were on pavement or concrete that is typical. bit of advise though... DO NOT engage 4wd on hard surfaces such as pavement... only use it offroad on when roads are covered in snow ect... when engaging it on hard surfaces the tires have to much grip and put the front driveline under extreme tensions and can break stuff!
     
  3. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Don't use the 4x4 on pavement!

    That weird feeling was the drive train binding up. You can do some serious damage like that. The click was most likely the 4x4 being disengaged and the stress in the drive train being relieved.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    You can use 4x4 on pavement, as long as you don't turn too sharp. Eg when pulling a boat up a ramp, put it in 4x4 when you're in position, drag it up in 4 then put it in 2 when you're on flat ground/need to turn.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2009 at 9:11 AM
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    True
     
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    You shouldn't use 4x4 on pavement.
    The diff was binding, the wheels want to turn at the same rate, while turning they can't do that.
    Rocks, dirt and snow are what you should use 4x4 on.


    ...I'm slow on the post
     
  7. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:23 AM
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    If you had read the manual you would have seen multiple warnings on how not to use the 4x4.
     
  8. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    Its a bicycle.
    agreed, but i could use my jeep locked in 4 low on the pavement till the cowscome home. it would have shredded my tires, but I could've done it!
     
  9. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    I think on a Tacoma you’d break something before you shredded the tires.
     
  10. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Why do people even feel the need to engage 4x4 on pavement?
     
  11. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    Its a bicycle.
    perhaps they had just bought the car, and wanted to try out every feature?

    which is something I would have done BEFORE I bought it...
     
  12. Aug 4, 2009 at 10:58 AM
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    Isn't there a sticker on the viser stating when and where to use 4x and 4x low as well?
     
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    why are all you turds knocking him? it may not be the RIGHT thing to do..I bet you have all done something that you really shouldn't have done...
     
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    No "true" 4x4 will allow this.

    When you are in 4x4, all 4 wheels are connected to the same thing (the transfer case) when you turn, the inside wheels turn less than the outside. Since 1 common place is turning all 4 wheels that are (for all intensive purposes) locked together when in 4x4, there is nothing to slip. If you are in mud or snow, the inside wheels will be allowed some slippage.
     
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    You mean like jumping your truck 4 feet in the air?
     
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    you don't see me being a smart ass to his question do you...i didn't say I was perfect..i bought my truck and put the suspension on it to USE it...hell yeah im gonna jump it.
     
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    That’s why I would never buy a used truck. But I admit, before I was as smart as I am now, I tried my 4x4 on the pavement in my old truck once, and I jumped my old truck in San Francisco once. Luckily I didn’t break anything. But that was a long time ago and I would never do it again.
     
  19. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:17 AM
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    I'm not knocking anybody but I would assume its common sense that 4x4 is not meant to be used on pavement...
     
  20. Aug 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    Not really, when there's planty of vehicles out there that are 'full time 4WD'/'fullt time AWD' etc.

    The OP was messin' about, nothing wrong with that.
     
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