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texasedition 04-23-2013 01:58 PM

4x4 question, Im blanking here
 
I have a 4x4 2000 F150. I need to move my truck so I can put it on the wrecker and take it to my shop. Can I drive is safely in 4x4 up to the front of the land to load it? I know you can, but I can't remember how far or safely you can

texasedition 04-23-2013 02:02 PM

Basically can I drive it a short distance as front wheel drive

SR2K 04-23-2013 02:10 PM

Is there no rear drive shaft? Yeah, a 4x4 can be operated as front wheel drive up to about 40mph, without a rear end.

texasedition 04-23-2013 02:13 PM

That's what I thought. Thanks. I really was drawing a total blank.

sumidor063 04-23-2013 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SR2K (Post 2642664)
Is there no rear drive shaft? Yeah, a 4x4 can be operated as front wheel drive up to about 40mph, without a rear end.

I believe I read somewhere in the manual that it's safe to drive in 4x4 up to about 40mph as stated. Don't quote me on it as I'm not certain, but it rings a bell.

cody5127 04-23-2013 06:29 PM

A fwd f150. Lol that's a new one. I knew a guy who had an older explorer, dropped in a 460, all custom job, first throttle blip shredded his rear driveshaft, he then drove it for over a year as a fwd. Lol.

kirklandkie 04-23-2013 07:18 PM

Don't forget you shouldn't drive in 4x4 on dry pavement for a significant distance

-Kirk

sumidor063 04-23-2013 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kirklandkie (Post 2643414)
Don't forget you shouldn't drive in 4x4 on dry pavement for a significant distance

-Kirk

I don't think he should have to worry about this as he has no rear end pushing him... only the front... the rear won't be fighting the front.

texasedition 04-24-2013 12:03 AM

You can drive in 4 low on pavement. 4 hi take it easy

jferg92 04-24-2013 02:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texasedition (Post 2644288)
You can drive in 4 low on pavement. 4 hi take it easy

I think thats backwards??


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