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Old 08-15-2016, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Toyota Tundra owners/drivers. Need help

Buying the wife a tundra this week and she just a drive a 4x4. She called an described to me that it had a "different" wobble when she engaged it in high. Also a friend (mechanic) drive it and said the same thing. But also said that Toyota has a different 4x4 system them ford trucks.
What say y'all? Is there something I need to look for when the 4x4 is engaged. I'm driving the truck tommorow
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:59 PM   #2
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Should be minimal change in behavior when driving it in and out of 4x4, about the only difference you should notice is your turning radius should get worse but everything else should stay the same.

What year?
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:07 PM   #3
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Should be minimal change in behavior when driving it in and out of 4x4, about the only difference you should notice is your turning radius should get worse but everything else should stay the same.

What year?
Truck is a 2014 with 38k in it. It's clean but wondering if they mistreated it. One owner.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:17 PM   #4
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Only difference I notice on mine is the steering gets "tight" when engaged and like stated above, the turning radius isn't as sharp.
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:53 PM   #5
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At what speed is she engaging it and is it just when she engaged it of does it keep on when in 4 wheel high
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:59 PM   #6
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As mentioned above, should be no difference except turning radiance. Should shift into 4 Hi up to 60 mph.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:30 PM   #7
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did you turn off the traction control LSD (limited slip differential)? that can make a difference.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:39 PM   #8
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Hopefully your're testing it off of the pavement. If the front end is engaged, you will feel it. You should never drive in 4x4 on dry pavement.
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:49 PM   #9
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Only difference I notice on mine is the steering gets "tight" when engaged and like stated above, the turning radius isn't as sharp.
^^^^^^ this
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Old 08-15-2016, 09:53 PM   #10
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Got a 15 tundra 4x4 and that is not normal. Sounds like something is out of balance
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:28 PM   #11
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Not normal
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:30 PM   #12
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Wife's is a 14 as said not normal
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:38 PM   #13
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She was testing driving on the pavement. I told her that more than likely had something to do with it. I just drive a 15 a lil while ago and it felt different to me. Definitely could feel the tightness in the front end. I'll drive the truck she drive tommorow and report back.
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Old 08-15-2016, 10:44 PM   #14
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Drive it off road and see
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:15 PM   #15
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I was test driving mine used when I bought it and put it in 4 wheel low and high on the pavement. High didn't seem right at all. I have put 80,000 miles on it an put in 4 wheel low and high several times a year at the ranch and never had an issue or repeated what it felt like on pavement. Turn off the traction control for sure.
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Old 08-15-2016, 11:24 PM   #16
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Turn your lsd off. Also shouldn't be a big difference on four-wheel-drive high with the exception of a little tighter/ harder on turns. Four-wheel-drive low big difference though. But of course you cannot go fast On low.
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They act funky on pavement especially when you turn. Stay away from turns on pavement, only straight lines in 4x4.

There are other ways to see how someone treated a vehicle to tell if they mistreated it.

If you're buying from a dealer, they can cover up a lot with cleaning... But, individuals seldom do it.

Do all the valve stems have caps?
How clean is it in the fender well?
Bugs in the radiator?
General dirt under the hood?

Stuff like that

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Old 08-16-2016, 07:24 AM   #18
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They act funky on pavement especially when you turn. Stay away from turns on pavement, only straight lines in 4x4.

There are other ways to see how someone treated a vehicle to tell if they mistreated it.

If you're buying from a dealer, they can cover up a lot with cleaning... But, individuals seldom do it.

Do all the valve stems have caps?
How clean is it in the fender well?
Bugs in the radiator?
General dirt under the hood?

Stuff like that
Yea I'm gonna put it on dirt today and see how it acts. I'm sure she is just over reacting. Mainly because she has only driver a car forever.

overall the vehicle is clean. One owner, from the area, car fax is good, all records/maintenance is kept up. Not anything Ive seen yet to deter me from it.
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:26 AM   #19
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Yea I'm gonna put it on dirt today and see how it acts. I'm sure she is just over reacting. Mainly because she has only driver a car forever.

overall the vehicle is clean. One owner, from the area, car fax is good, all records/maintenance is kept up. Not anything Ive seen yet to deter me from it.
Sounds Ike a good truck. Plus it's a Toyota!
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Old 08-16-2016, 07:28 AM   #20
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Sounds Ike a good truck. Plus it's a Toyota!
it looks good. drove really good when I drove it. Only issue is they had dual down spouts put on it. Drop just behind the rear axel. The sound is not bad but I like vehicles to be quiet, never been much on pipes.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:29 PM   #21
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You can sometimes find a take off set of pipes for them on Craigslist.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:35 PM   #22
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Or try the TRD exhaust. Should be a bolt-on affair.

Agree with the others that 4x4 on pavement can cause the driveline to bind and possibly cause damage during turns.
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