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You can tell I've never owned a 4x4...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by AGumbus11, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:25 PM
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    AGumbus11

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    When in 2wd - my 1997 Tacoma 2.7L 4x4 5sp is FWD - correct?

    Rotating tires tonight....want to make sure I put the good treads where they belong! :)
     
  2. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 is gooder 'en chicken Moderator

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    NO!!!!

    It is rear wheel drive!!!!
     
  3. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    :eek:
     
  4. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    Hahahaa thanks man - could have dumped the clutch and found out the expensive way but this was much easier!
     
  5. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    nad

    nad mmmm tacos!

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    HA! omg this reminds me of my friend who asked me if my old sonoma was front wheel drive, I would like to c a front wheel drive truck
     
  6. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:47 PM
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    You should run your best tires on the steering axle whether it's the drive axle or not. It's true that you don't want to lose traction on the drive axle, but it's much more important that you don't lose steering traction. Tire failure on a rear drive axle is inconvenient. Tire failure on a steering axle ... really sucks.
     
  7. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    burnouts will not hurt your truck. i heard Sportmart is having a sale on football bats. im going there after work.
     
  8. Oct 15, 2009 at 12:58 PM
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    InfidelTaco

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    Theres no Sportmart in my area!!
     
  9. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    jdkeller

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    Whats a football bat?
     
  10. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    Look no further than a Ridgeline. It is actually VTM-4 which is sort of AWD, but defaults to FWD mode. :D What crap.
     
  11. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    youre right, burning out definitely wont wear my diff assembly, clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, cv axles, tires.....i should do it everytime i take off....with a lot of those football bats in the bed just to make sure i get enough grip back there...

    yes there are FWD trucks out there. for example i have a friend who owned a dodge rampage.

    makes sense in terms of weight distribution for the driveshaft and diff to be in the back, given the rest of the weight is frontloaded on a pickup.

    sorry, like i said... i havent owned a 4x4 - i drive a sc300 5speed TT - and will be using the truck only in the winter.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    I would not call the rampage a truck :p
     
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    how long have u had ur taco?
     
  14. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    football bats are better than sandbags!!


    and unless your doing 4 wheel burnouts, your cv axles wont be affected. just some of that other stuff, including your tires. but in the real scheme of things, our trucks are meteor proof so i wouldnt worry too much about a little burnout here and there.
     
  15. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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  16. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:15 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    IIRC, the older gen 4runners are fwd when in 2wd? My roommate's friend dumped the clutch one day and the front wheels spun. I dunno which year it was specifically, but it had the 3.4
     
  17. Oct 15, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Reminds me of a story:

    I used to work with a guy that had a older bronco, he was out showing off to some girls, making a lot of smoke and doing donuts and stuff... The idiot blew up his rear end. He had to get out, in front of the girls, lock his hubs and drive home in FWD.... Needless to say he didn't see them again...
     
  18. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    RWD is the whole reason I got a truck
    (The meteor thing is the reason I got a tacoma)
     
  19. Oct 15, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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  20. Oct 15, 2009 at 10:57 PM
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    DUH! Has anyone here been naive enough to drive around with sand bags in their beds? Crikey! I thought we had some forward thinkers here.

    I tried foam peanuts, but they kept blowing out until I glued each one into place. What a hastle. That took over 2 years. :D

    I'm a happy dude now that I've discovered football bats.:)
     
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