Hi all from the Newbie.
I have decided to trade my '02 2WD for a '12 V6 4WD. Only where and how much remains the question. I hope to have this done by weeks end. (I love dealing with car salesmen)
I am doing it now because I love the rear door and V6 that are going away.
BTW/OT, '12 V6 LTD w/premium + value pack., rear camera, Tow prep pack. and pearl paint for $28,000 (CASH) +tax and reg. OK or not?
My question is if about the transfer case and 3rd members. Maybe someone has a link to technical doc. or? The salesperson tried to tell me that the system had locking differentials on the axles. I find that hard to believe and suspect a locking transfer case/transmission then brake modulation at the wheels. In any case, I don't think it is able to get all 4 wheels spinning as claimed, right? I have had 4WD trucks with air lockers at the axles and know first hand this can be hard to control.
Does this system use a viscous coupling method when not locked?
Now on to decided on accessory list/priority Whee!
'02 RAV4 Base 2WD (leaving soon)
'12 RAV4 LTD V6 4WD (coming soon)
'08 Dodge RAM 4X4 MegaCab
'08 Cadillac XLR-V
'03 Honda Valkyrie (modded w/NO2)