YotaTech Forums  

Go Back   YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > 95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners 4th gen pickups and 3rd gen 4Runners

Welcome to Yotatech!
Welcome to Yotatech,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-2009, 08:22 PM   #1
LK1
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Boston, MA.
Posts: 63
Max Speed While in 4WD 98 Limited?

Pretty self explanatory. I took a trip today in the little snowstorm we had on the east coast. I have a 1998 Limited 3.4 V6 A/T with a E-locker. It's before the fancy multi-mode upgrade of newer years, just 2 Hi and 4 Hi and Low.

I believe the manual says I can shift on the fly up to 35 MPH. Does anyone know the maximum speed I can shift OUT of 4 Hi (button on lever).

Also have heard differing answers on the top speed while in 4 Hi. I had it up to 75 MPH without any strange noises or vibrations but don't want to blow up my transfer case or driveline.

Experts?
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Yotatech!
LK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Kerby J's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Gastonia, NC
Posts: 271
Send a message via AIM to Kerby J
i did 105 on the highway once and everything seemed fine except for the gas gauge droppin really fast haha and thats the point also that the governor kicked in o well
__________________
2001 4x4 4Runner SR5
Kerby J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 12:37 AM   #3
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
98runner210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 797
you can go into 4hi at speeds up to 60mph. 4LOw 5mph or less. If I am not stopped 4LOW usually grinds.
__________________
'98 4Runner Limited White w/ silver flares
98runner210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 09:16 AM   #4
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 127
I have heard on multiple occasions you can shift into 4hi at any speeds up to 75mph. I assume that out is the same. I rarely/never shift into 4wd at any speeds faster than 40mph anyway.

I too was driving in the storm last night, and I shifted out of 4hi at 50mph like buttah.
nah2323 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 09:22 AM   #5
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Mud-Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Camp Grayling, MI
Posts: 54
Send a message via MSN to Mud-Runner
I've shifted into 4hi at 70 MPH many, many times. No problems. I don't have multi-mode 4WD.
__________________
WTB: Left front black door (in MI)
'01 4runner SR5 w/ locking diff ♦ Toyota grill guard ♦ Hella Black Magic lights ♦ Goodyear DuraTracs ♦ Vision Warrior wheels ♦ Magnaflow headersback exhaust ♦ aftermarket intake
I hate it when I click on an avatar with a cool looking truck and there aren't any more pics in the profile.
Mud-Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 10:03 AM   #6
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
nc994run's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: raleigh, nc for school chapel hill, nc for home
Posts: 1,071
Send a message via AIM to nc994run
If you want to keep the wear off of your transfer case, you should shift it at 55 MPH or less. Besides, if you need 4wd on the road to drive, you probably shouldn't be going a whole lot faster then that.
__________________
Rob

1999 4Runner Limited 4x4, retrofitted e-locker/ ARB front locker with 4.88 Precision Gears, Tundra/LC lift, 2" 4Crawler BL, Nitto Mud Grappler 35's on 16x8, Marlin sliders, TJM T-15, Warn M8000 w/ synthetic line, Mad Mike's custom rear Bumper, deckplate and ISR mods, Vortex Muffler, custom made tube doors

2007 Audi A4 S-Line Stage 2, 6SPD AWD

2006 Suzuki GSXR 750

pictures here
nc994run is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 12:28 PM   #7
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
nick-m's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Lake Ontario
Posts: 371
You shouldn't shift into 4WD above 55MPH.
__________________
1996 4Runner SR5
V6 3.4L

Happily owned from 57k to 112k. Sold :(
Odyssey PC1700T
profile
nick-m is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 01:00 PM   #8
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
camo31_10.50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vian, OK
Posts: 5,334
shifting into and out of...safe speed is probably around the 50's or 60's...but just driving you could probably go fairly fast LOL
__________________
I'm Roalin' Coal now.

2001 Dodge 3/4 ton cummins, 6speed, QCSB, 35's on 18's, straight piped, cattleman front bumper. CAI, and superchips tune.
camo31_10.50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 01:11 PM   #9
LK1
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Boston, MA.
Posts: 63
Thanks for the answers. I agree that if it is really slippery you shouldn't bomb along at 75, but the traffic was speeding up and slowing down, the road was sometimes just wet (and I have an outside temperature gauge that I was watching closely to make sure the temps were above freezing) and I wasn't sure if I should limit my top speed to 60 mph in 4 Hi or if I could go to 75 and not exceed my transfer cases gearing.
Is there anything in writing for Toyota that I can reference?
LK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 01:11 PM   #10
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
98runner210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 797
Mine won 't let you shift into 4hi above 60. It's a '98 Limited with the push button 4hi.
__________________
'98 4Runner Limited White w/ silver flares
98runner210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #11
LK1
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Boston, MA.
Posts: 63
I don't think I have ever tried it above 40. Was afraid that it would damage something.

How fast have you gone in 4 Hi?
LK1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 01:27 PM   #12
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
camo31_10.50's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Vian, OK
Posts: 5,334
well in my old '02 dodge diesel 6speed i could shift into 4wd at any speed..and i there was no limit on top speed in 4wd..now 4lo as a different animal all together...it was mean when it got in 4lo...could pull houses down LMAO
__________________
I'm Roalin' Coal now.

2001 Dodge 3/4 ton cummins, 6speed, QCSB, 35's on 18's, straight piped, cattleman front bumper. CAI, and superchips tune.
camo31_10.50 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 01:44 PM   #13
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
96743runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 181
There's a sticker or card thing on the driver's sun visor that states the 4hi and 4lo recommended speeds. Mines says that the highest recommended speed for 4hi is around 55mph and 5 mph for 4lo. I also have a 98 limited with the shift on the fly transfer case.
__________________
1998 4Runner Limited Desert Dune 3.4 A340F 4x4 #439 ~ 70k - ToyTec Ultimate Lift w/ OME 890/OME Shocks | Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/75/16 Load Range C on OEM 5 Star Rims | Tundra 199mm Brake Upgrade | Deckplate Mod | Jaos Spoiler | B&M Supercooler

2010 Tacoma Access Cab Black Sand Pearl 4.0 V6 A750F 4x4 TRD Off Road #401 ~ 7k miles - Toytec Ultimate Lift w/ OME Dakar Leaf Spring Pack | Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 265/75/16 Load Range C on OEM TRD Off-Road Rims | Truxedo Tonneau
96743runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #14
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
3w41d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Boulder, CO
Posts: 193
Send a message via AIM to 3w41d
according to the visor card, without multi mode, 50mph shifting in and no limit out. with multi mode, 60mph in and no limit out
__________________
1997 4Runner SR5. 185,000 miles. Sunfire Red Lifted, armored, boosted, and perpetually broken.
3w41d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2009, 07:58 PM   #15
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
raydouble's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Rochester, Washington
Posts: 500
Here is the shifting procedure from the owners manual.
2001 4Runner SR5, should be the same as your limited......

Click the image to open in full size.

I see that it doesn't even answer your question :doh:
__________________
90' Pickup reg cab 22RE-W56-LCE dual chain conversion-tr*il gear slides-31' BFG MT-15x8 Allied rockcrawlers-SAW torsion bars-Rancho & Bilstein shocks-97' taco front
bumper-custom 6 leaf rear

01' 4Runner SR5 4WD 5VZFE all stock

3RD Gen 4Runner FAQ in progress

Last edited by raydouble; 12-06-2009 at 07:59 PM.
raydouble is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2009, 09:18 AM   #16
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
portercassidy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Colorado Plateau
Posts: 40
I drove my 96 tacoma across Kansas in a snow storm on I-70. I was in 4WD most of the time, and driving over 70 MPH most of the way.
I dont think it was a great idea, but everybody on the road was going less than 50 MPH in the only plowed lane. I jumped over to the unplowed lane and balled that jack clear through the state, and halfway through Colorado.

I dont have a drop diff, and a year later, I had a bearing problem on one of the front axles. Could have been from that day in the Blizzard. who knows???
__________________
96 Tacoma 2.7
00 4Runner 3.4
99 Corolla (adopted)
portercassidy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2009, 06:34 AM   #17
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 80
For the longest time thought you couldn't use 4-Hi beyond 60mph. This whole time, been misreading the card. Only to shift you have to be below 60mph. Cool!
__________________
2001 4Runner Limited 4wd - Sold
2010 Tundra DC 5.7L 4x4
Cbohl51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2009, 09:33 AM   #18
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
X-AWDriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Littleton,CO
Posts: 10,549
I've done 70+ in 4wd all day long but I never shift into 4hi above 55 but releasing it at any speed should be alright.
__________________
'99 4Runner Highlander 4wd
E-locker,rear diff and deckplate mod * 265/75/16 Nitto TerraGrapplers * Yakima Load Warrior rack * clear corners/signals * Tacoma skidplate * Silverstar lamps/fogs
Alpine CDA-9831,Bazooka EL Series 250w amp,MTX 10" sub
X-AWDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2009, 10:01 AM   #19
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Teuf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Napa, Ca
Posts: 5,450
Send a message via AIM to Teuf
Mayor Mannino doesn't allow 4 wheel drive. How is mummbles these days. i always slowed to a stop to shift to 4 WD.
__________________
http://pauldyerphoto.com

1988 Toy pu 4x, 22re, 5:29 gears font and rear, BFG 33/10.50/15 AT'S, American racing 15/8's rims, Downey Header, Borla Exhaust, Centerforce dual friction clutch, Magnaflow Cat, Schneider Cam, Spectre open cone air filter, 3" TG SAS, 3" NWOR Rear leafs and 6" shackles/added leafs. 12 / 10 " Bilsteins, SR5 Bucket Seats, Transfer case E brake. Lce head installed 5/09, Rotella t6 5/40 Syn / Toyota filter - 90915-YZZG3. / USMC /
Teuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2009, 10:01 AM
Yotatech
4WD Truck




Paid Advertisement
Reply

Tags
1998, 2000, 4hi, 4runner, 4wd, 50mph, 98, fast, fly, limit, max, mode, speed, top, toyota

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:12 AM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.