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Old 11-28-2006, 08:42 AM
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-30...4 wheel or not

Hey guys, when the roads are like this in Edm....or alberta for that matter, are in in 4 hi constantly or do you switch back an forth or do you not use at all?

I love the traction I get but am concerned that the dry patches of road, as rare as they are, are hurting something while in 4wd.

Then my inclination is to switch back to 2wd. But then I get thinking that the transfer case is getting worked too much with the switching back and forth.

What do you do with 4wd in these conditions.

note..Im a new 4 wheeler
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Old 11-28-2006, 03:37 PM
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In town I run in 4 HI when roads are bad. I shift back to 2WD when I get on the highway. Most manufacures do not recomend using 4WD at speeds greater than 80km/h.
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The only 4x4 trucks I ever drive are rentals, so I'm certainly not an expert. But I do know that if the driving lanes are snow covered, I'll throw it into 4x4. The way I see it, that way each tire is sending 1/2 of the tourque to the ground (vs 2wd) and is 1/2 as likely to slip.
Obvioulsy, I'm not terribly concerned about wear and tear on these trucks, as I'm driving them for a week at most.

Something to think about, if the road is bad enough to use 4wd, is it good enough to go faster than 80 kmh?
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I use my 4x4 when needed. I shift in and out of it, in and out of town.
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I shift in and out of 4x4 around town. Just make sure your back and front tires are rototing at the same speed. No slamming into 4x4 while spinning out.
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