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Difference between electronic and manual 4x4 knob shift?

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by LARDOC, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Feb 3, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    LARDOC

    LARDOC [OP] New Member

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    Newbie here from South FL. Looking to purchase a 4Runner 2018 SR5 4x4.
    What’s the difference between the electronic knob 4x4 and the ones with a manual shifter 4x4? Thanks
     
  2. Feb 3, 2018 at 12:23 PM
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    JBTRD

    JBTRD Hunting, Fishing, Lovin' Everyday

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    Welcome to the site nice to see a fellow south Floridian. The manual 4x4 called a reverse J shift is only avalible on Trd offroad or pro models, the eletronic dial is only avalible on the sr5 and limited models. They both do the same task, just diffrent ways to put your truck in 4x4.
     
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  3. Feb 3, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    Riding Dirty

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    Welcome! And to add to the above, the manual stick is a direct connection to the transfer case, but the action locking the front axle into 4wd is still electronically actuated. The electronic knob is all electrically activated.
     
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  4. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:28 PM
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    TN_TRAIL

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    oh the list....!
    What ridin' dirty said. Sad these days to have to pay more to have LESS in between you and your transmission/Xfer case.
     
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  5. Feb 12, 2018 at 4:43 PM
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    Riding Dirty

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    Is plasti-dip a mod?!
    Isn’t that the case?! Imagine the cost to have crank windows?!!
     
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