Originally Posted by Breathing Borla
never had an auto option but I am well versed in the others from owning a bunch of rigs
when is the deal with the auto 4wd in the Ram specifically?
all my toyota trucks just had 2wd, 4hi, 4 lo
I have a loaded sport hemi 8 speed so I do have an auto.
4WD AUTO mode, the front axle is engaged, but
the vehicle’s power is sent to the rear wheels. Four-wheel
drive will be automatically engaged when the vehicle
senses a loss of traction. Because the front axle is engaged,
this mode will result in lower fuel economy than
the 2WD mode. When additional traction is required, the transfer case
4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW positions can be used to lock
the front and rear drive shafts together forcing the front
and rear wheels to rotate at the same speed. The 4WD LOCK and 4WD
LOW positions are designed for loose, slippery road
surfaces only. Driving in the 4WD LOCK and 4WD LOW
positions on dry hard surfaced roads may cause increased
tire wear and damage to the drive line components.
4wd Auto can be run on any surface at any speed.