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Old 12-10-2007, 03:02 PM   #1
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Question F150 Lariat 4X4H Wheel skidding in tight turn?

I am new to the F150 4X4. I have a 2004 F150 Lariat. I have noticed when I am in 4X4H the wheels tend to bind up and skid when in a tight turn. Seems like the rear tires are fighting the front tires. I assume this is normal due to the 4X4 transmission. Am I correct?

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:45 PM   #2
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Not sure about any generational differences between your truck and mine, but what you describe is normal for mine.

It will bind up and will have some wheel hop when turning on dry pavement - always make sure that there is some ability for the tires to slip-n-grip when in 4WD.
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My inside rear tire will slip a little in tight turns under power because of the limited slip diff.
In a turn your front and rear wheels are traveling different distances. If your in 4X4 the wheels have to slip a little or you will put alot of strain on your drivetrain. (Transfer case, axle shafts, cv joints etc) Do not use 4X4 on dry pavement because of this.
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It's normal. That's the point of having 4 wheel drive is it locks up your tires. If your not in mud allowing your tires to slip it puts them in a bind. In a tight turn your outside tires travel farther than your inside tires so somethings gotta give
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A friend of mine has the same issue. Except his actually hopped every few wheel turns. His is lifted with an upgraded set of difs, a pretty decent offroad kit. This is because the front and rear recieve differing amounts of power and rotation, thats why its not recommended that you use 4wd on dry pavement especially to pull tight turns. You could chew up your ring gears and such.
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