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Is there any advantage to having a transfer case that always spins the front driveshaft even if it isn't in 4wd compared to t-cases on jeeps where they only spin the driveshaft when 4wd is engaged?
 

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supahonkey said:
Is there any advantage to having a transfer case that always spins the front driveshaft even if it isn't in 4wd compared to t-cases on jeeps where they only spin the driveshaft when 4wd is engaged?
I don't understand. :confused: My front driveshaft doesn't spin unless I have the hubs locked or I'm in 4wd. :D
 

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supahonkey said:
Is there any advantage to having a transfer case that always spins the front driveshaft even if it isn't in 4wd compared to t-cases on jeeps where they only spin the driveshaft when 4wd is engaged?
Same here homey...mine doesn't spin untill I put in 4wd.
 

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Hmmm. It must be with the newer ADD systems. I have an 02. You guys must have the older tacomas.
No, you're simply confused. If I remember correctly, in an ADD-equipped Tacoma, the CV axles are always spinning, not the driveshaft. The driveshaft doesn't spin unless the transfer case is engaged into 4WD.
 

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I dont think there are any t-cases that always spin the front drives thats what the stick on it does, it engages the gears/cahin to the front drive. I guess the open, or all wheel drive t-case would always spin the front drive.

A tacoma's front drive system is just the same as a usual jeep, even an add and manual hub is basically the same until you get down into the front axle. To answer your question which is better, id say that having one that only spins when you put it in 4 would be better otherwise you have a lamo open tcase taht doesnt do you much good if you want real 4-wheel drive, or is that real 2-wheel drive? Unless you can lock your open tcase, thats cool too.

Hmmm. It must be with the newer ADD systems. I have an 02. You guys must have the older tacomas.
Your mom has older tacomas.
 

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No, you're simply confused. If I remember correctly, in an ADD-equipped Tacoma, the CV axles are always spinning, not the driveshaft. The driveshaft doesn't spin unless the transfer case is engaged into 4WD.
Correct!!..
 

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i think on some really cold mornings when the fluid is thick , the front drive shaft willl turn a bit until things warm up, then it will let go.
 

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the front drive shaft should only spin in 2wd if it is cold, it wont spin fast and will eventually stop after the fluids warm up. if you have a front locker and ADD it will spin all the time. no benifit since no power is actually being applied from the x-case. just more moving parts to wear out.
 
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