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Old 11-14-2014, 01:43 PM   #1
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So my wife wants to take my truck up into the mountains next month. I have the manual 4x4 lever in the truck. Do you have to come to a complete stop put it in neutral then change or can you just stop and change or is it like the electric ones where you can be moving still? I've used the 4x4 but never in snow. Just dirt roads lake beds and mud. Also. If the road is Icy then dries up how long untill the diff has to be disengaged.

Thanks for the help. Not much snow where I live.
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4x4 high can be engaged while moving, 4x4 low you must be stopped, foot on the brake, and the transmission in neutral. I personally stop for both just to be safe.

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And if the road is not slick, take 4X4 out ASAP. This is not as important on a highway or strait road, but if you are trying to turn and the front wheels can't slip it is very hard on the drive train.
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Thanks. I'll probly test it out doing about 15 to see how it feels and if I like it or not. She will just have to do a lot of stopping if it snows that week.
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If you have a owners manual that should all be in there plus some other info
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If you have a owners manual that should all be in there plus some other info
Lol like not to drive in water or mud over the hub? xD
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So my wife wants to take my truck up into the mountains next month. I have the manual 4x4 lever in the truck. Do you have to come to a complete stop put it in neutral then change or can you just stop and change or is it like the electric ones where you can be moving still? I've used the 4x4 but never in snow. Just dirt roads lake beds and mud. Also. If the road is Icy then dries up how long untill the diff has to be disengaged.

Thanks for the help. Not much snow where I live.
what mountains you going too? you may not even need 4x4. Just remember, 4x4 doesn't help you steer and stop...
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Lol like not to drive in water or mud over the hub? xD
I'm sure it's in there lol I even have one strictly for off roading
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I'm sure it's in there lol I even have one strictly for off roading
The 4 wheeling manual? Lolz
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Yep the manual has all the tips for hardcore wheeling! On topic tho I use my 4x4 as soon as the hardpack gets settled in and 4hi can be engaged while moving up 88kph. I've done that lots
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