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2wd vs 4wd

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Ac91, May 12, 2018.

  1. May 14, 2018 at 7:09 AM
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    15whtrd

    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    The Auburn works independently. It will always be active. The simulated LSD will also be active unless you turn it off or pull the fuse.
     
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  2. May 14, 2018 at 7:21 AM
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    You pretty much summed up my brothers situation never off roads and we haven’t had significant snow here in the dfw area for maybe 4 years if I’m thinking correctly plus he has a Audi he daily drives
     
  3. May 14, 2018 at 7:22 AM
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    Did you pull the fuse?
     
  4. May 14, 2018 at 7:26 AM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    Sorry I don’t have the Auburn. I just have looked into it and have had lockers and limited slips in the past. It won’t hurt if you just leave the auto LSD active until you need it off.
     
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  5. May 14, 2018 at 7:58 AM
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    Well, it's a Ram so yes..Maintenance and repairs will be high...
     
  6. May 14, 2018 at 8:30 AM
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    I live in Houston, almost never snows, and all flat pavement.
    I have a 2wd, it was my first truck and I never intended going off road.
    3yrs later, 8 inch lift and 37s... I love my truck. I take it to the beach and zero issues.
    I do have the auburn which helps.
    I do not regret getting the 4x2, BUT ,next truck will be 4x4 only so I can dig my rear tires into the sand and flex my muscles that way I can point & laugh at every 4x2 owner...... and grin liked I cured cancer.
     
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  7. May 14, 2018 at 11:58 AM
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    What is Auburn?
     
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  8. May 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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  9. May 14, 2018 at 12:16 PM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    A brand of Limited slip differentials. Actually besides an ARB air locker Auburn is the only company im aware of that makes a limited slip for the tundra.
     
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  10. May 14, 2018 at 12:40 PM
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    I have a 2wd tundra in Colorado. And I regret it just about every day. The first couple weeks I had it I trued to take it just up some of the back roads to the north of me, it wasn’t having it.
     
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  11. May 14, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    OP, first, you're comparing a POS Dodge to the much better and far superior Toyota.

    My Tundra spends 95% of it's life on the street. But the 2 or 3 times I've used 4x4, it was definitely worth it and needed. It's still stock as far as tires and suspension too.

    It's one of those things that's best to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Pushing a full size truck that's stuck in sand is not fun.
     
  12. May 14, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't the 2wd truck ride a little nicer than the 4wd ones???
     
  13. May 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM
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    3” lift, black step bars, aftermarket wheels, LT305/55R20 was this way when I brought it.
    I might be wrong I think it rides about the same, you don’t have the 4wd ingadged all the time. My is the first I have owned love how it rides, I just love my Tundra.
     
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  14. May 14, 2018 at 9:17 PM
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    I was thinking they have a slightly different suspension setup, maybe a bit firmer. I know I test drove like 4 or 5 different 2wd trucks before I bought my 4wd truck(price was right, 4wd is a bonus), I know the 2wd rode smoother on the test drive. Of course my truck has obnoxious Firestone Mud Terrain tires on it, and they were inflated to 45psi, let some air out of them and the truck does ride a lot nicer if you hit a big pothole or expansion joint on the interstate.
     
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  15. May 14, 2018 at 11:14 PM
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    My 2nd Gen was a 2010 Tundra DC 2WD, loved it but when I bought my 2017 Tundra CM I went with a 4X4, did I need it, No! I bought it because I never owned a 4X4! So I just bought it because I wanted too, if I need to go off road and play or for emergencies, I can and I can do it in a DAMN good Truck without worrying about things falling apart like other Makes! I do run it every now and just to keep her cranked!
     
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  16. May 15, 2018 at 2:48 AM
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  17. May 15, 2018 at 6:17 AM
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    15whtrd I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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    I’d take a 2x Tundra over a new 4 x 4 Dodge, Chevy, Ford. Shit at this point I’d take any Toyota in the lineup over one of those. I guess it goes without saying unless I need 1 ton.
     
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  18. May 15, 2018 at 8:21 AM
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    I am surprised CO State had a 2wd for sale.
    I have a 2wd Tundra now, but could not imagine having it in Co
     
  19. May 15, 2018 at 8:24 AM
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    Ill never own a 2wd.... I bought one , was transferred to an area with a lot of snow... it was worthless... I now live in an area with sparse snow but I go where I want when I want... You never know when you may need to tow etc...just my 02
     
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    YEP^^^^ and getting a 2WD stuck up in the mountains on an old dirt mining road on a Sunday afternoon after all the 4WD guys have headed home for the weekend wouldn't be much fun either.
     
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    A man's GOT to know his truck's limitations.
     
  22. May 16, 2018 at 12:21 PM
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    I mean if you think about it its a dodge and from my experiences its gonna break lol. I got rid of my 2013 dodge 1500 and for the few years that I owned it if it werent for the warranty I would have spent more on fixing the truck then I paid for it. By the time I got rid of it I was on transmission #4, motor #2, rear end #2 and front axle #3. I will never own another dodge. I got rid of it with 86k miles and I had all of those problems. Oh and did I mention that it caught on fire?
     
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    I drove a friends 15 Limited from San Diego to LA and I can tell you it rides much different than my 2wd(both trucks on 295/70/18's). My truck feels much lighter, faster and more responsive than the 4wd. He's had his since 15 and has used it exactly ZERO times. Living in LA I do 100% street driving so for me a 4wd makes no sense. If you know you'll be using 4wd then its a no brainer otherwise I prefer the ride quality of the 2wd.
     
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    This is true for me also. But I do like to adventure to our local mountains year round. It’s nice driving past the snow chain checkpoints when everybody is chaining up. Also it opened up fun places to go that most two wheel drives could go but there’s always a chance you may need four-wheel-drive. This is my first 4 x 4 and I absolutely love it! I like not being nervous about getting stuck.
     
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    I keep my about 35psi like the way it rides
     
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    It would be like buying a truck in Texas without AC!
     
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    Ironically, my truck was originally purchased in tx. The P.O. brought it here
     
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