Other than the fact that there's really no need to drive in 4wd unless you have the terrain or the conditions for it. You could possibly break a ujoint or shaft on the front axle. Driving in 4wd on dry pavement will put pressures on your front end that don't need to be there.
My question comes from a problem I was having.
My 2000 Wrangler will not come out of 4wd unless I back up after shifting into 2wd.
Some people say this is okay others say there is something wrong and that it shouldn't work that way. I had a '78 K5 Blazer and a '79 Suburban and you had to reverse in both of those to disengage the 4wd. One difference was that they had manual locking hubs and the TJ doesn't.
i dont think theres anything wrong there with having to back up...sometimes thats what you have to do to unbind the t-case...i had to do it all the time in my grand when i had that...it had the selec-trac in it tho...and a buddy with the quadra trac in his does the same thing...its not nearly as common with the cammand trac like what we have in our YJs/TJs, but it does happen...ive had to do it maybe twice since i got my Rubi...atleast once anyways that i know of
so yea, dont sweat it, its all good....like my buddy said with who has the grand with the quadra-trac, its just something that the "real" 4x4 systems do...and when i say that, i mean ones where theres a lever to put it into 4WD, not a button on the dash....
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