how fast can you drive in 4wd mode


Asked by Jan 21, 2008 at 03:47 PM about the 1997 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: General

i would like to know what speed is safe to shift into 4wd drive and what the limits are?

3 Answers


Typically you can shift into 4WD at any time but optimum speeds seem to be less than 35mph. As far as driving in 4WD, highway speeds of 55-65mph typically aren't excessive, unless conditions prohibit safe driving at that speed.

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Don't drive it over about 40 in 4x4

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dont shift into 4 wheel over 35 migh damage the transfer case... as for top speed you can go as fast as the truck will go in 4 long as your going straight when you turn in 4 wheel mode it put alot of strain on the transfer case if your on dry ground and the faster you go the more strain until boom- no more tranfer case

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