Just got my Jeep about to take it off road for the first time. Its a manual and I have no clue how to use the 4wd setting at all
completely agree. 4wd can get you into trouble just as fast and twice as deep as 2wd. I tend to only use 4hi on ice and snow. the rest of the time I just want that low range crawl gear.Jerry Bransford said:One more comment... it's not necessary to shift into 4Hi just because you leave the pavement and are driving on a smooth dirt road. In fact, I am rarely in 4Hi. I normally drive offroad in 2Hi and once the going gets tough enough to need 4x4, I usualy shift into 4Lo. I'm in 4Hi maybe 10% of the time I'm offroad. The rest of the time I'm in 2Hi or 4Lo.
My wife asked me once why I didn't shift into 4Hi after we left the road and were on a dirt road. Modern drivers have no idea their 2wd vehicles can manage quite well on most dirt roads... heck that's all they had back in the days of strictly 2wd Ford Model T's and Ford Model A's.