Thread: 4 wheel low
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Old 08-22-2012, 09:16 PM
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4 low gives you more control over what's going on.

4 high may work, but in 4 high, you could get enough wheel spin to get sideways, and in some situations, that may cause body damage.

I use 4low all the time in my jeep, because I drive across cut over wood property in it to retrieve downed game, and you need to be able to go up and over stumps and logs slowly, unless you have more money than sense.

There's also much less chance of transmission damage in 4 low (slipping).

And in the old days of locking hubs, yes, you needed to use 4wd regularly, but these days, since the front diff is always turning anyway, you don't need to.
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