How often do you engage 4WD

Discussion in '2016 + Toyota Tacoma' started by Tape, Jan 9, 2020.


How often do you engage 4WD

  1. almost everyday

  2. once a week

  3. weekends

    0 vote(s)
  4. once a month

  5. 2-3 times month

  6. never-mall runner

  1. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    I engage 4WD almost everyday, I do tree work
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  3. Backroader

    Backroader Well-Known Member

    In the winter climate I live in with regular snow days I put in 4WD almost every day.
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  4. fishnwiz

    fishnwiz Well-Known Member

    Prob once a week when I go fishing, I’ll find some mud or deep gravel to play in
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Before in my Tacoma and now in 4Runner, a couple of times a month even though I'm mostly street. Gotta keep everything in working order so I find straight sections of the streets I normally take and pop it in.
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  6. Ronk44

    Ronk44 Member

    In the winter, most snowy days
  7. jdr3366

    jdr3366 Well-Known Member

    About 6 times a year during the summer.
  8. smithpa68

    smithpa68 Member

    I am a nerd and actually read the manual. I run it 10 miles a month to keep the mechanisms all working just for maintenance. Never know when you might need it.

    I rarely go off-road for just for fun. I just need 4wd for that occasional muddy field parking while dirt biking.
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  9. DJDeadpixel

    DJDeadpixel New Member

    Only in winter when I'm suck
  10. B.C.

    B.C. Well-Known Member

    In the winter whenever I require it for snow...rarely in the spring and fall...summer i use it for retrieving the boat from the water. Probably about 50 times a year, but some of them are only driving 200 feet in 4x4.
  11. WooD

    WooD WooD

    I read the manual too. Gives me a reason to drive a lot on the beach.

    My dad bought a new 2009 Tundra. Pretty sure it's been in 4 wheel drive one time.
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  12. faction95

    faction95 New Member

    Can you drive in 4WD mode on regular paved roads?
  13. VBTacoma

    VBTacoma Well-Known Member

    You can drive on pavement on a straight street, but not turning. Turning on pavement in 4wd will cause the truck to jerk and make some noises. Potentially causing some costly mechanical issues.
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  14. OP

    Tape Well-Known Member

    just no sharp turns, I engage 4wd everyday and as long as no hard turns are made it's fine, you can feel the hard turns are jerking and the rolling turns are smooth. Hard turns should be made in grass/mud
  15. Joisey

    Joisey Well-Known Member

    Year round, almost every week, at least three times per month, for about a mile run on dirt.

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