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jay
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4/23/2001
16:16:34

Subject: 4x4: Full time vs. Part time
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How does handling, MPG, 0-60 and 1/4 mile performance differ between the two 4-wheel drive systems? Does the full time system contribute more parasitic power loss than the part time?



FM18
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4/27/2001
22:28:37

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Hi Jay,
My truck is brand new so I can't comment on all your issues. I can tell you that the full time system does rob you of some 0-60 power but that all the power is going to go to the pavement with the full time version. The truck handles GREAT so far and I am glad a made this choice. I didn't buy the truck to race but I did get the V8 to still be able to get up and run when need be. This version will suit you quite well if you are not into high speed take offs and burn outs. Haven't finished the 1st tank of gas yet and I don't think that would be a fair estimate anyway as I am still in break in mode right now.

2001 Patriot Blue QC, 4.7L SLT+ full time 4x4, 3.55 LS and more!



Jay
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4/30/2001
12:13:47

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Thanks FM18. I'm going to buy a QuadCab in the next few months and am trying to get all the info I can get in order to pick the right options




FM18
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5/01/2001
01:24:04

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Hey Jay,
FYI on gas mileage. first break in tank I got 12.5 mpg mostly city driving. Second highway tank averaging 70 mph, I got 18.6 mpg. Not bad for the first road trip.

2001 Patriot Blue QC, 4.7L fulltime 4x4 3.55 LS, SLT & More!

mar
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5/01/2001
10:13:49

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The part time system is much better because it does use a little less gas but it puts a lot less strain on the drivetrain. Your car will last longer and give you more wheel power because horsepower isn't lost in the drivetrain.

MaRty

Jay
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5/01/2001
11:20:14

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That's what I tought too MaRty. Does anyone have any real world numbers to back this claim?



Bjorn
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5/02/2001
01:07:12

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I have the 4.7 with part time and i get about 14-15 city and 18-19 on highway. i like having part time option for fuel and then if your going to race your buddy in the rain or something drop it into 4 wheel until get going to not spin the wheels.

just my 2 cents..



SharpV6
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5/02/2001
09:14:24

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I have had all types over the years, full time, part time, manual hubs, automatic hubs, and I like the part time because the maintenance costs over the years will be less, and thanks to big business, (Oil company exec's that like to get thier pocket's fatter), don't look for lower gas price's in the near future.

93 CC 4X4 V6 AUTO

FM18
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5/03/2001
00:29:01

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Hi Jay, I'd like to see the numbers too. We have several all wheel drive vans and SUVs we use at my job. They are all GM or Ford products though. One has 99K on it with no engine or drive train problems and actually has more get up and go than some of the new ones. One of the newer ones (GMC) has had some transmission/rear end problems at only 20K. Don't really know all the details other than these vehicles are loaded (weight-wise) to the max. I guess that is a good reason to get an extended warranty just in case!

2001 Patriot Blue QC, 4.7L fulltime 4x4 3.55 LS, SLT & More!

FM18
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5/09/2001
23:46:14

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Hey Jay,
Here is the latest update after 800+ miles. Gas mileage on the highway averaging 18.5 after 3 fillups. Tried one 0-60 run using my own stop watch and ran 9.3 seconds with a moderate load in the truck and regular gas(and come to find out 2/3rds of the fan belt missing at the time ( :o( yikes!) No wheel spinning at take off with all the power getting to the wheels going to the ground! Like I said before, didn't buy it to race but it still moves faster than a lot of other trucks out there! It does have very good acceleration for passing from 50-75 mph! It also handles great at road speed 65-75 mph.

2001 Patriot Blue QC, 4.7L fulltime 4x4 3.55 LS, SLT & More!

Jay
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5/10/2001
11:19:43

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Thanks for the update FM18. What happened to your fan belt?



FM18
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5/10/2001
17:54:07

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Jay,
Wish I knew. Dealership I took it too after driving it over 250 miles unbeknown to me, said they think it was just a faulty belt. I heard a fluttering sound when I punched it the day before getting on too the interstate after having my new toolbox installed. I thought it was just a plastic bag or sheeting that must have got hung up under the truck as it stopped after I hit the gas the second time around. Truck ran fine and I really didn't think much of it at the time. Drove home (40 miles) and then down to my parents (175 miles) Let my dad test drive it and then when we got back popped the hood to show him the 4.7L. That is when I noticed a thread hanging off the belt. Upon further investigation, I found a 5-6" chunk 2/3rd the width of the belt missing along with 3-4 other major cracks around the belt :o( Anyway, ended up taking it to a local dealership which turned out not to stock the part (...cause it was "New") then drove another 20 miles to another dealership that took care of the issue right away. Just glad the 1st one didn't get the urge to cut the belt off and leave me stranded. Was impressed that the torn belt got me over 250+ miles in its condition though!

Hope that it was just a fluke! I guess time will tell...

2001 Patriot Blue QC, 4.7L fulltime 4x4 3.55 LS, SLT & More!

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