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T4R Part Time vs Full time 4wd

Discussion in '4Runners' started by Biznitch15, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Jan 31, 2014 at 10:42 AM
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    Biznitch15

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    So the wifey has been begging for a bigger vehicle than our 13 Tacoma. I told her we'll look into it. ;) So I've been eyeballin the T4R for quite some time now. What i didnt know was that the Limited had Full time 4WD with a locking center differential.

    What 4Runner would be the better off road vehicle, the Trail edition with the Part time 4WD Locking rear differential, or the Limited with Full time 4WD center locking differential?

    By the way, we're keeping the Tacoma Also. NOT getting rid of my baby.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2014 at 7:47 PM
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    I assume you are looking at 5th gens, off road, the trail will be better having a locker.
     
  3. Feb 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM
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    Yes 5th gen. I know the trail has the rear locker. But the limited has the locking center differential. Just want to know which one would be the better off road vehicle.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM
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    The part time system will be better depending on your type of off roaring, if you go down some fire roads then the limited would be your best bet but if you hit up the trails then the trail edition would be best for you.
     
  5. Feb 2, 2014 at 12:19 AM
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    Just came across an article of part time vs full time 4wd. Your advise seems like the way to go just like this article. Apparently part time 4wd is the way to go for some more hardcore off roading.
     
  6. Feb 2, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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    The limited will have a center diff lock, making it a part time, then the 4wd system is basically the same as the trail, but then you have the locker on the rear for the trail. The trail is definitely more capable off road, why do you think they call it the trail edition?
     
  7. Feb 3, 2014 at 7:18 AM
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    True about the trail.

    But I still don't get why toyota advertises the limited as full time 4WD. It's on their website and the window stickers.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2014 at 9:03 AM
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    Because they are LOL. They have a Torsen center diff which allows full time 4WD (AWD technically). The 4th gen V8s are this was, the V6 are select-able 2WD to 4WD, but still have the Torsen.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2014 at 2:58 AM
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    you could always get an 09 trail edition. it would have the awd and rear diff lock
     
  10. Feb 6, 2014 at 4:27 AM
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    Did toyota use the Torsen center on 4th gens as well?
     
  11. Feb 6, 2014 at 7:46 AM
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    Yup, the Torsen is on EVERY 4th gen, V6 and V8.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2014 at 7:47 AM
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    Awesome
     
  13. Feb 6, 2014 at 7:48 AM
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    Very true, but those are like unicorns. Getting any other 4th and putting in an ARB is probably cheaper anyway.
     
  14. Feb 6, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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    I guess I should clarify this is 4x4 were talking here LOL.
     
  15. Feb 6, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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    Wait you mean my 2 wheel drive didnt have a center diff? WHAT???? :p
     
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    I know, right. I just know that someone was going to read that and tell me I am full of shit, so wanted to get that out of the way.
     
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