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Old 01-26-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Locking wheels in 4wd

Not lockers haha.

I was driving around today on some snowy roads and i had to stop and the front wheels locked up (which im used to) but i was thinking that if im in gear and 4wd and the front wheels lock completely is this bad for the t-case?

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Old 01-26-2011, 08:38 PM   #2
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nah it just means the transfercase isnt spinning anymore, just like u stopping any time

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Old 01-26-2011, 09:00 PM   #3
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Yeah but like the back wheels dont lock up as easily as the front do, i figured that would be a problem is one pair spins and the other doesnt while in 4wd.
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Old 01-28-2011, 12:58 PM   #4
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:00 PM   #5
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If you're in 4wd and your fronts lock but your rears won't, they'll stop moving when the fronts lock.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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Oh alright that would make sense, i always hear a sort of bang when i lock my front wheels in 4wd that's probably the t case making the back wheels lock up too.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #7
Knows a couple things...

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Make sure to keep it in 2wd if there is much pavement showing. The Wrangler's part-time 4x4 system is meant for use only on low traction roads like dirt, sand, or totally covered with snow or ice. It's not even meant for or a good idea to use 4x4 on roads that are simply wet from rain.
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Yup, i only use it when 2wd isnt good enough. Never used it in the rain but when the roads get snowy ill put it on.

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