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Pre Runner question??

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Mgeorge23, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Mar 8, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    Mgeorge23

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    I was looking at buying a 01 taco prerunner. My concern is that it is 2 wheel drive and I live in Ohio where we get hammered with snow during this time of year. Could anybody give me any insite on how these drive in the winter. I understand they have the locking rear diff. but I don't think you can drive with it engaged all the time. I have onlyowned a 4x4 so this is new to me..Thanks advance.
     
  2. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    MowTaco

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    I regret not getting a 4x4 quite a bid. It's better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.
     
  3. Mar 8, 2011 at 4:21 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Snow...get 4x4. Locking rear diffs on 2 wheel drives don't do anything in snow.
     
  4. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Zork

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    I have gotten around on my PreRunner in 6" of snow no problem. I would imagine your part of the woods gets much more than that, and would def require a 4x4.
     
  5. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    I would go 4X4.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    David K

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  8. Mar 10, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    geoff06

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    4x4 would be better than a prerunner, but i mean if you can get a good deal on a prerunner... i have gotten around ok in my prerunner with 265/75/16 ATs here in WI (though 4x4 would be better!). With my setup, my truck does better in the snow than other 2WDs i have driven
     
  9. Mar 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    go 4x4! my prerunner suckss in the snow no matter how much there is!
     
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