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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. Feb 2, 2013 at 8:11 PM
    #101
    BRUIN8124

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    I knew the answer. I have read the manual. This was about a difference of opinion and a small wager.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2013 at 8:17 PM
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    bullaculla

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    my post was directed more at all the posts saying to read the manual, not really towards you ;)
     
  3. Feb 2, 2013 at 8:21 PM
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    Ah, gotcha! It's cool!
     
  4. Feb 2, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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    Glad you made out :D
     
  5. Feb 3, 2013 at 5:58 AM
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    I switch in and out of 4x4 while on highway in snowy conditions all the time, as long as road is snow covered and not dry and you are going under 100Km/h its fine, just let off gas and switch it, 4lo yes u must be stopped and in nuetral.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2013 at 6:33 PM
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  7. Feb 10, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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  8. Feb 10, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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  9. Feb 10, 2013 at 1:04 PM
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    Agreed. Learned fairly early on after moving to Tucson, AZ to use 4WD for the first rain after a long dry spell. All the oil build up makes the roads nasty. Totally different story in the PacNW and the East Coast where they get enough rain every so often to keep the roads clean. I lived in Oregon for a bit and it was nice not feeling like I needed the extra traction every time it rained.
     
  10. Feb 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    I was told while moving is the preferred way to go....
     
  11. Feb 11, 2013 at 6:39 PM
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    Probably already been said. Owners manual to shift into 4HI slow down to 62 mph or slower and rotate switch. To shift into 4LO bring truck to complete stop and put in neutral.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2013 at 4:06 PM
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    Yup and depending on traction it may want you to slow down a little more, the 4wd light will flash and itll beep letting you know it no likey. A little quick wiggle of the wheel will often let it engage. Lived in interior Alaska for 12 years spent more time in 4wd than out , drove to work at 70 in 4wd most of the time.
     
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