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Old 03-04-2013, 05:21 PM   #1
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wheel jerk

Why do my front tires jerk when I turn with the 4x4 on?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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Because your axles are binding and the force needs to be released somewhere.

You shouldn't be driving in four wheel drive on dry pavement.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #3
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What difference does dry pavement or mud have to do with the jerk? Just curious
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
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Because off road or in the snow, the tires can spin and release the force that builds up.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:44 PM   #5
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Makes sense. And why not drive it 4x4 on pavement?
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:54 PM   #6
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Because it was not designed for that & you can do damage!... why would you want to use 4x4 on pavement? no point...
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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4wd is different from the all wheel drive used in some cars today. 4wd should not be used on pavement unless there is ice or snow covering the road.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:13 PM   #8
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4wd is different from the all wheel drive used in some cars today. 4wd should not be used on pavement unless there is ice or snow covering the road.
Don't forget mud! Down here in Florida xD
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:42 PM   #9
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The type of 4x4 system the Wrangler has is called a "part-time" which means it mechanically locks the front & rear driveshafts together forcing the axles and tires to rotate at the same speeds. The problem is that during a turn, the front tires must rotate faster & further than the rear tires during the turn which is being prevented by the transfer case being in 4x4 (4Hi or 4Lo) because it has them locked together.

The 4x4 system in a Wrangler was designed for low-traction offroad use only. It shouldn't even be used during rainstorms on wet paved streets which still have too much traction for the Wrangler's 4x4 system to be able to cope with.

Vehicles with full-time or all-wheel drive 4x4 systems allow the front & rear axles to rotate at whatever speeds they need to. The Wrangler's 4x4 system is considered to be a more aggressive form of 4x4 which works better for offroading.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:00 PM   #10
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Dam, Jerry in for the save again! Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:05 PM   #11
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Don't forget mud! Down here in Florida xD
Where are you in Fl? & yeah don't lock it in on dry pavement, the transfer case doesn't like that at all.
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Thanks Jerry for putting that a little better.
And trust me I know about mud. I live in Mississippi. Just said snow because most people on this forum don't know anything about mud. Haha
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Where are you in Fl? & yeah don't lock it in on dry pavement, the transfer case doesn't like that at all.
South florida Miami. Where are you?
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Thanks Jerry for putting that a little better.
And trust me I know about mud. I live in Mississippi. Just said snow because most people on this forum don't know anything about mud. Haha
And that's the one thing I barely know xD
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In Vermont it goes - Summer,Fall, Winter and then Mud Season. And that's why I drive a Jeep.

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