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Old 05-11-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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4wd and locking axles?

I just purchased a 2006 LJ Rubicon automatic, but it did not come with a manual. My questions are 1. When I put it into 4wd should the vehicle be moving or stationary. 2. Same question for locking the axles. And when should I lock the axles? 3. How far back should the skid plate cover? I thought for the Rubicons it was longer than the standard Jeeps. Thanks

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #2
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Well the rock trac transfer allows you to shift from 2wd to 4wd up to speed of 55mph and vice versa 4wd high range to 4low you need to slow down to 2-3 mph and then change it pulling the leaver but i do it stop or moving it really doesnt matters.
Locking axles another story.
It can only be used in 4low and under speeds of 10mph if you go faster the ecu will shut them down.
So when you lock your axles?
Good question my answer will be:
When you will lift a tire because of the flex or when you need extra traction like rock crawling/ heavy mud/ loose terrain/ or when a tire is simply spinning and you go no where lock them.

By the way remember the rock trac is only a part time 4wd so never use 4wd on dry paved road it can cause premature wear.
Only use 4high when off road or paved roads With ice sand or when its slippery some people say you can use if its raining and you need extra traccion.

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Oh btw you have 2 skid plates one for the transfer case people here also call it the belly pan hahaha and the second skid is for your fuel tank.
And well thats the only thing you need to protect everything else is pretty hard to hit.

Also check yutube for the rock trac transfer case explanation is pretty good also.
So hope this helps and happy wheeling
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