ok so i have a 4wd wrangler.. im an 88m (wheeled vehicle operator) in the army, and all my trucks are all time 4wd or 6wd.
ive been reading online on when to use the 2wd, 4wd hi, and 4wd lo ..
and every article i read says if you use the 4wd on hard dry roads is bad and puts stress in the transfer case.
when you drive on snow is an inch to a foot of snow considered soft? is icy cement considered hard? i dont get it.
i live on a military post, so the roads are smooth.. but they arent dry (started snowing today, yay! pt tomorrow morning in the snow!) looking outside theres about a foot or so of fresh snow on the streets. they do plow here daily, and when its bad more than once a day... but its usually once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
so its mostly slushy snow, ice , and salt mix im dealing with. you guys up north know what im talking about. after they plow theres slush everywhere and its really easy to lose it on turns. i was planning to use the 4wd hi so i wont fish tail as easily or spin out taking off. will this damage it because its a smooth road?
so now im worried about using 4wd hi...
whats the deal?
edit: oh and also, living on post, the road i take to and from work is 45mph.. i drive 40. thats as fast as she goes.
also, i drove in snow here before i deployed so i understand how to drive in snow in a fwd, ive just never done it in a 4wd.