Stupid Newbie Question please - turning on dry pavement in 4WD

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by righty, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. righty

    righty Member

    Hey, I just posted an intro about my new (to me) 2015 SR5. Can I ask what is probably a stupid question.

    When in 4WD is it normal for vibration/shaking in the wheel when turning on a dry surface?

    Dealer says it is. Sorry, I am 98% sure I understand this, but want t be sure. I am used to AWD cars like Subaru...
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

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    When you turn, all the wheels want to turn at different speeds. AWD or full time 4wd vehicles have a center diff while part time 4wd vehicles do not. By turning, you are loading up the drivetrain. This is called driveline bind.
     
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  4. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    4wd is different than awd. Yes it's normal to have a hop / tire squeal while turning in 4wd on dry pavement. This is how you know the 4wd is working properly..
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    You don't want to drive around in 4wd on dry pavement though. Take the time to read your owners manual regarding the 4wd
     
  7. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    +1...and you can just don’t turn.
     
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  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    True...
     
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  9. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Absolutely normal.
     
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  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Great explanation.
     
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  11. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    ^^^^^^this. So much better than my explanation. Lol
     
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  12. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Don’t be hard on yourself kp. Your explanation was good too. Lol
     
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  13. OP
    righty

    righty Member

    Thanks everyone. I feel like an idiot asking this, and I was pretty certain this was it, but I have a natural distrust of dealers and I wanted to be 100% sure before my cooling off period is over! I will read the manual and more, just didn't have time today.
     
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  14. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Automotive dealers definitely don't know anything about what they sell so I get you.
     
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  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    No worries man. That’s what the forum is for.
     
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  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Exactly. It’s a shame when I know more about the vehicle than the salesman trying to sell it to me.
    That’s a huge pet peeve of mine. If you don’t know the product then you shouldn’t sell it.
     
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  17. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Or they could atleast say "I don't know" and ask the techs in the service dept. Bottom line salesmans don't know Jack sh*t. I'm surprised they can find their way to work everyday. Lol
     
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  18. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. I won’t deal with a salesman that can’t tell me specs. Literally the deal is over before it starts.
     
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  19. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    My favorite was when I was looking for an AWD vehicle I was looking at Audi’s and WRX’s and went to a Honda lot to look at an Audi they had. I didn’t like it. The sales guy said “I can show you a new civic Si, it’s got traction control which is the same thing as AWD” I didn’t say anything to him I just walked away and left.
     
  20. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    yup..
     
  21. OP
    righty

    righty Member

    Thanks again for helping me check my ignorance and worry here. The best part is I am back to loving the heck out of my truck.
     
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