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URGENT driving in fwd

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chachie, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Hey all. So my truck currently has no rear driveshaft. Would it be safe/ok for the truck for me to put it in 4hi and drive the 5mi to the machine shop to pick up my driveshaft?
     
  2. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    I'd be too scared to.
     
  3. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    Are they installing it, or are you just picking it up?

    If you are picking it up, try to find a ride.
     
  4. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    It will be fine. Just don't go over 55 mph and keep both hands on the wheel, it will have awful torque steer.


    When I toasted my rear driveline in May I drove 6 hours home in FWD and for about a month after that around town with no issues at all.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    It's fine.
     
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  7. Oct 25, 2011 at 8:49 AM
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    What exactly is still remaining from the rear driveline?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    There is nothing between the tcase and the rear diff. So essentially I have a freewheel rearend. Its all city roads so I won't be going over like 35-40mph.
     
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    You should be fine. Just take it easy off the line. Ease into the throttle.
     
  10. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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    So dont smash it like a top fuel drag car???? Awwww :( hahahahaha
     
  11. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    Hey, you'll be able to do reverse donuts!! :stirthepot:
     
  12. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    :D
     
  13. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    It'll be fine.

    My Corolla was FWD and I had no issues the 150K+ I put on it. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    :facepalm:
     
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    What?

    Tell me why it would be an issue?

    (Mostly cause I know there isn't one, unless I missed something in the OPs post.)

    Edit - Nope...didn't miss shit.
     
  16. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    No problem, just facepalming your FWD corolla comparison :rolleyes:
     
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    I think the answer is solid. Now let me ask this. I've seen a couple of 'no drive shaft' posts here the last few weeks. What are folks doing to f up theirs?
     
  18. Oct 25, 2011 at 9:39 AM
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    Why?

    FWD toyota is a FWD Toyota. (although I'm presuming you're face palming the fact that I compared a factory FWD vehicle to one that's on modified duty.)
     
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    Everything went fine. Thanks all! Rear driveshaft is back in and I'm back on the road!
     
  20. Oct 25, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Exactly! Maybe it was a pre-emptive facepalm but I threw it out there... unless your Corolla happened to grow a transfer case :rolleyes:
     
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