2011 JK 2 door Sahara 3.73 Auto LSD 32" Bridgestone 255/70/18 Dueler ATs
Had it a couple months now and been lurking on the boards trying to educate myself
. Previously had 2001 Grand Cherokee that had full-time 4WD. The JK puts a smile on my face every day!
Have read many differing opinions on use of 4H in the JK on pavement (and potential damage as it is not a full time system). I get not using it on dry pavement but still unsure of when I can safely use it.
Had our first real snowfall today and the roads were pretty slick. The Jeep handled very well in 2WD - ESP kicked in a couple of times, started to slide on acceleration a few times but got off the gas and it straightened right out. I intend to take a run at an empty parking lot to get used to it.
Was reluctant to put it in 4H as the roads were not absolutely "snow covered" - there were bare patches. Went up a few hills were everyone was struggling to maintain traction. Once I got near home with the full snow cover going up a hill, slapped it in to 4H and the traction was great!!
My question is - can I use 4H on wet pavement even though it may not be completely snow covered without damaging anything? I know, dumb newby question and I probably deserve to be flamed - but I'm going to ask anyway LOL.