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Switching into 4-HI while moving?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BRUIN8124, Jan 29, 2013.

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When switching into 4WD HI, do you come to a complete stop and shift into neutral?

Poll closed Feb 28, 2013.
  1. While moving

    88.6%
  2. Complete stop/in neutral

    11.4%
  1. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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    BRUIN8124

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    I got into a bit of a debate last night at work...

    I switch into 4WD (HI) while my truck is moving.

    A co-worker insists that you NEED to stop and shift into neutral when switching into 4WD (HI).

    I figured I would ask the experts...

    When switching into 4WD (HI), what do you usually do?
     
  2. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:47 AM
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    Xer0 SiN

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    this and that...
    i think, technically you can. i know for a fact, 4lo, you have to be stopped and switch over. i just stop and do it for both anyways lol.
     
  3. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:49 AM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

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    Not enough.
    I've done it while moving. I'm pretty sure the manual says you can as long as you are going below 50mph. I think.

    But I throw mine into N then turn on the 4x4. After hearing it engage I put it back into D. I'm always going around 15mph when I do it though.
     
  4. Jan 29, 2013 at 1:53 AM
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    Chepo

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    In the manual status that you can shift from 2HI to 4HI while driving... You need to be running less than 60mph... If you shift from 4HI to 4Lo you need to stop!

    That's why its called shift on the fly... (Or something like that)
     
  5. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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    you can switch into 4hi on the move, 4lo is a different story
     
  6. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:36 AM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    2Hi to 4Hi 62 MPH or less, like when you hit a bad patch of snow.
    4Hi to 4Lo 2MPH or less, I come to a stop and drop it in 4Lo when I go wheeling & start out in 2nd. That way if I need to I can go lower without coming to a stop.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 at 3:04 AM
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    skytower

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    Shifting into 4hi, you need to be off the throttle, with traction on all 4 wheels(i.e. no wheel spin).
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 at 3:27 AM
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    yep while moving.
     
  9. Jan 29, 2013 at 3:46 AM
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    Yep make sure you don't have any loss of traction while engaging. I think that could make for a bad day.
    I miss the days of getting out and locking the hubs, but I guess I'm just old school.
     
  10. Jan 29, 2013 at 4:06 AM
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    I don't miss locking the hubs one bit. Always ended up dirtier when that happened.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2013 at 5:03 AM
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    4HI can be selected while moving.
     
  12. Jan 29, 2013 at 5:04 AM
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    ^^^^^^^^^^
    THIS is the right answer. Just ensure you don't shift while accelerating or pulling hard (torque) and everything is fine.
     
  13. Jan 29, 2013 at 5:30 AM
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    You need a both option in your poll. And no wheel spin. 4lo ya gotta stop or damn near stopped.
     
  14. Jan 29, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    4Hi on the fly, every time. Then when I enter a parking lot or get ready to enter my driveway, shift back to 2Hi while still going straight and steady.
     
  15. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    I drive on the higway and switch into 4x4 any time it rains..you just have to be under 100kph..or 62 mph.
     
  16. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:18 AM
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    Why the hell do people use 4WD in rain ?
     
  17. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    Read the top side of the driver side window visor it has the instructions for shifting into 4hi and 4low if you are ever unsure. But for 4hi I shift while moving all the time I just let of the gas turn the switch and away we go.

    For those that still want to turn the hubs you can have them and some of the new F250's i've come across around town still have manual locking hubs which is insane for a 40K+ truck.
     
  18. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:23 AM
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    Meh
    x2...? I thought it was bad to use 4x4 on pavement
     
  19. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:24 AM
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    nomad_archer

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    No idea? I had a co-worker tell me they did that with thier FJ everytime it rained and on pavement to boot. Didnt feel like argueing. He said he felt better connected to the road in 4x4 on pavement in the rain. :confused:
     
  20. Jan 29, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    Nobody here uses 4WD when it rains and it rains for 6 months straight in fall / winter
     
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