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Does Tow Haul mode work when the truck is put into 4WD?

Discussion in 'Towing & Hauling' started by Lovethetundras, May 2, 2018.

  1. May 2, 2018 at 2:11 PM
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    Lovethetundras

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    I have not seen any discussion on this topic. Question?
    Does the tow haul mode work when the truck is put into 4 wheel drive? I have a brand new 2018 TRD off road crew max. I've read the discussions of using the tow haul mode and have tried it, man it is awesome. I only have 860 miles on my truck so I'm waiting until the 1K mile mark to really open er' up.
    thanks,
     
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  2. May 2, 2018 at 2:26 PM
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    I'd also like to hear about experiences with this as well.
    I would assume it'll take off like a bat outta hell with no tire spin issues.
     
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    Not trying to sharp-shoot anyone here, but why would you try to maximize traction, on one hand, by having your truck in 4WD, and then place it in Tow/Haul mode at the same time?
     
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  4. May 2, 2018 at 4:19 PM
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    OP might be wanting to see how fast he can go 0-60?
     
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    Go try it out. I'm sure it works. If no one does I'll try it tomorrow on my way to drop the kid at school. There's a stop sign and long straight away that's fine for 4wd.
     
  6. May 2, 2018 at 4:23 PM
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    In 4WD? :notsure:
     
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  7. May 2, 2018 at 4:24 PM
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    No tire spin launch haha

    Aka... launch mode
     
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  8. May 2, 2018 at 4:25 PM
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    Following along...
     
  9. May 2, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    yup.. I think it would take off like crazy..
    Interested but Just dont want to be the first to do it lmao..
     
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    Tow/haul definitely works in 4WD. I’ve used it plenty of times just tearing around in the snow- just don’t have to mash the pedal so much to get it drifting.
     
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  11. May 2, 2018 at 5:11 PM
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    I've gone over 70 several times on wet/icy/snow highways. Hell I drove my Taco in 4WD from Ft MacMurray, CAN all the way to Beaver Creek near the AK border. 70+ mph most of the way when I could. Doesn't hurt a thing...
     
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    4wheel launch is very common in drag racing, specifically diesel drags and dirt drags.
     
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    I'm just curious if it works? We have very thick sand at some beaches on Long Island. With my old '07' 4.6L tundra I did not have the Tow Haul option to try. Only options to get off the beach when the sand is thick were to either, deflate the tires to around 15psi, turn off all the nannies and gun it or a combination of both. Trying to see if anyone has used tow haul in 4wd.
     
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    It works in 4WD....
     
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    Your a mad man matluth!
     
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    I've used it several times in 4wd but never really paid any attention to how the truck reacted. Around here if I'm in 4 wheel it's usually in the snow so I'm not hammering on it too much. Tow haul is almost a force of habit for me, turn the key, watch the oil pressure come up, hit the T/H button and go.
     
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    Can't hurt nothing in 4HI in those conditions. Owners manual used to cover what speeds are allowable in 4LO and 4HI.
     
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    it definitely works, i've used it in both mud and snow
     
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    Slippery conditions, when towing, or just going uphill you may want the gears held longer.
     
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    Thank you for the replies everyone. Great group of Tundra guys on here. Very helpful. Once I hit the 1k mile mark on my 18' "off i go"!
    Thanks again
     
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    The point was 4WD with Tow/Haul engaged. Did you do that?
     
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    Ok, this is the first practical application I see for maybe doing it. But, if you wanted to hold a gear longer you could just as easily select a gear couldn't you? Really not trying to be a killjoy here, just wondering about the practical side of doing it other than for the fun of it.
     
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    Yes. Especially going up long steep switch back grades in the winter when conditions call for it. I use tow/haul when wheeling in the mountains during fall/summer too..Doesn't hurt a thing
     
  24. May 2, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Ok, learned something new today! Thanks!
     
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    Yes but then you’re switching gears at times too. Tow will hold said gear long and shift for ya when needed.

    #killjoy:p
     
  26. May 3, 2018 at 2:15 AM
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    I'll be giving the tow haul mode a try in 4WD this summer on the beach. I think it will be exactly what I need when wheeling in the thick sand. More torque and low gears held longer. That should do the trick pulling the truck thru basically anything.
     
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