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Old 12-29-2010, 05:04 PM   #1
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So the roads around me , post storm are still pretty bad. However I do come across some dry roads that turn back to wet/ snow. How long can u safely drive in 4 WD on dry pavement without screwing up the transmission? Thanks

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So the roads around me , post storm are still pretty bad. However I do come across some dry roads that turn back to wet/ snow. How long can u safely drive in 4 WD on dry pavement without screwing up the transmission? Thanks
When you get to dry pavement switch back to 2WD. You shouldn't use 4WD unless they are completely snow covered.

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I wouldn't risk staying in 4wd on dry pavement at all unless it's just a small patch here and there.
Just shift back to 2wd when on a stretch of dry pavement and back to 4wd for the snow.
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Thanks. That's pretty much what I've been doing. I was thinking that maybe shifting too much might screw up the transmission.
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Don't stay in 4H over 50. In fact, if I'm able to travel at 40 I don't need 4H. If you have dry/wet pavement then some snow you really don't need 4WD. I know it's nice to be able to use it because you have it, but the reality is over 95% of the time you don't need it and shouldn't use it.
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