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Jack
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2/09/2003
22:40:46

Subject: 4x4 hi and low speeds?
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I was wondering where i could find tech specs on how fast i can go when in 4x4 hi and low? thanks :)



Steve-O
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2/10/2003
07:05:41

RE: 4x4 hi and low speeds?
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The speeds you drive in while having your front end locked in should be controlled by the driving conditions. First, I wouldn't do any normal driving in 4 lo. I've only used 4 Lo to pull a boat out of a really slippery boatramp and to pull a guy out of a muddy ditch. 4Lo is more of a pulling gear and not so much as a traveling gear. So in my opinion, I would only use 4Lo in extreme condtions where you need maximum traction on SLIPPERY surfaces. Never use 4 Lo on dry pavement for instance. Now 4 Hi, is a different story. Everybody will have different opinions. Before I got my '02 Dak, I never drove my truck past 45 mph with her locked in 4 wd. But since I've gotten my new truck, I've gone much faster. I had her locked in at around 60 on the interstate durring a snow storm. Looking back, I was stupid. Not because I was locked in going 60, but I was going 60 in a snow storm. 4wheele drive is a godsend, but it doesn't make you bulletproof.

So I guess to answer your question, in my opinion, in 4 hi, you are safe around 55 or 60. 4 Lo, I would only use in extreme situations. And in those situations that warrant 4 Lo, you won't be going very fast at all. And like I said earlier, in situations where you need 4 wheele drive, you being locked in won't the the deciding factor as to how fast you can drive, it will be the weather and road conditions.

Hope it helped out.

Steve



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2/16/2003
06:30:25

RE: 4x4 hi and low speeds?
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