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Old 10-20-2011, 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by shujat View Post
So my truck is my first 4WD drive truck, I have owned AWD in the past, but need a quick 101 on using the five options at my disposal.

I have:

2WD (obivous) Good on ya!

4WD Auto (Does this mean 2WD until slippage, than 4WD???) You're in 4WD, with all wheels driving you. Power will split between the front and rear axles as necessary based on slip because of a center differential. You're OK to use this on paved roads in the dry.

4WD Lock (Does this mean AWD? or 4WD HI, in which two wheels, one on each axle are on, until slippage?) You're in 4WD, with all wheels driving you. The power is split between the front and rear axles equally- the center diff is locked. DO NOT use 4hi on dry roads- use in snowy/muddy/sandy areas. Also, there is no gear multiplication- the truck will drive as normal gear wise.

4WD LO (I get this one) Same as above with gear multiplication

Your help is appreciated.


Hope the above helps!
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