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Drove 4H on a road trip

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by thelostboy, Nov 19, 2022.

  1. Nov 19, 2022 at 4:32 PM
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    thelostboy

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    Sounds like I did a dumb mistake. I drove on a 5 hour road trip riding in 4H the entire time. There was a storm the whole way, but not super slippery. I reached 75mph on some parts of the highway, and heard some clicking every like 15-20 seconds and wasn’t sure if that was coming from transfer case or something on my roof rack. I don’t smell anything and can drive fine in any 4x4 or 2x4 mode. I don’t hear anymore clicking, I have an SR5 10k miles. I think I’m good but I told my dad and he scolded me so now I’m all paranoid lol

    I realize how dumb this is having read everywhere online and when it’s pointless to use 4H and all, yes I know now
     
  2. Nov 19, 2022 at 4:50 PM
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    Probably fine if you werent turning a lot, and anyways, if there was a storm, the roads were probably not super grippy. Not sure what the clicking is about though…
     
  3. Nov 19, 2022 at 9:09 PM
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    Shhh…
    It’s under warranty.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2022 at 10:14 AM
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    LOL! Heard, take it to the dealer for a checkup.
     
  5. Nov 23, 2022 at 12:40 PM
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    Trail Runnah

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    Haha, yes!

    If you were on the highway the majority of the time, it's probably fine. Usually there's not any tight corners on the highway, the longer sweeping ones that you would take at highway speeds are a lot less harmful.
     
  6. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:37 AM
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    +1 if the roads had some snow on them or where at least wet you are probably fine. The problems happen on bone dry pavement - when making tight turns the axles are trying to rotate at different speeds and with the center locked it cant so one or more tires will drag a little. I suspect you have to really be beating on it to actually break something, mostly whats going to happen is some extra tire wear and heating the fluids up a bit in the diffs.

    You would have known something was wrong at the moment - the truck would have felt like it was understeering and sliding when you tried to turn. (In the past I've done it on purpose, briefly, slowly, on pavement just so I know what it feels like and what to avoid) If you don't recall ever feeling like that on the drive its probably fine.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2022 at 10:56 AM
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