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4WD models equipped with the RA61F manual transmission have a full time 4WD system that is permanently engaged; it employs ...






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Old 01-31-2011, 11:16 PM   #1
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4WD models equipped with the RA61F manual transmission have a full time 4WD system that is permanently engaged; it employs front, center and rear differentials, similar to Subaru AWD vehicles and the Lada Niva. 4WD models with automatic transmission have a part time system using a transfer case, typical of traditional 4WD trucks like Toyota's own Tundra. 2WD models are only available with automatic transmission, and come standard with a limited-slip rear differential.
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We need a big red MUST READ section for FJ owners that discusses the problems of never using their 4WD... I read the same complaints day after day in the blue room where guys who've never used their 4WD in 3 years try to use it and it doesn't work or it's stiff as hell... READ THE MANUAL... But seriously you have to use it or unfortunately you'll lose it.. I've used mine from day one and it's butter smooth and works great... But the actuator that engages 4WD can shit the bed or get stuck if it isn't used for long enough... 10 miles a month is enough and I know that can be difficult for some people... But hey, when you buy a 4WD vehicles it's generally because you need it... If you can't find somewhere to engage your 4WD at least once a month then you're driving the wrong vehicle... Okay.. I'm stepping down from my soap box now. Thank you.
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We need a big red MUST READ section for FJ owners that discusses the problems of never using their 4WD... I read the same complaints day after day in the blue room where guys who've never used their 4WD in 3 years try to use it and it doesn't work or it's stiff as hell... READ THE MANUAL... But seriously you have to use it or unfortunately you'll lose it.. I've used mine from day one and it's butter smooth and works great... But the actuator that engages 4WD can shit the bed or get stuck if it isn't used for long enough... 10 miles a month is enough and I know that can be difficult for some people... But hey, when you buy a 4WD vehicles it's generally because you need it... If you can't find somewhere to engage your 4WD at least once a month then you're driving the wrong vehicle... Okay.. I'm stepping down from my soap box now. Thank you.
You are correct, but I must say you reminded me of 40 Year Old Virgin when he's like "Is it true if you don't use it, you lose it?" lmao!
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:00 PM   #8
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Page 165 of the manual states the following:

"Four-wheel drive usage frequency...you should drive in four-wheel drive for at least 10 miles (16 km) each month. This will assure that the front drive components are lubricated."
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Page 165 of the manual states the following:

"Four-wheel drive usage frequency...you should drive in four-wheel drive for at least 10 miles (16 km) each month. This will assure that the front drive components are lubricated."
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Does anyone know if there is any truth that all models are set up for ATRAC you just need the switch to make it work? I saw were someone had posted a pic of the solenoid on their rear diff and said they don't have the locking diff or ATRAC option, someone said that all have it you just need the switch for your dash.
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