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Old 06-12-2014, 12:29 PM
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Default Towing in low range

No, not down the highway.

But, I want to use low range on my 97 1500 4x4 5 speed for backing up and "fine tuning" the trailer. The question is, has anyone ever put a vacuum valve on the center axle disconnect? I want low range, but not 4 wheel drive. It seems like I could just run a couple of vacuum lines and an electric valve somewhere.

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Just put it in 4x4 Low, you'll be fine if you don't make any drastic turns, or better do it on grass or dirt. I use my Ram to skid out logs. It pulls hard enough to break 15,000 lb dacron tow rope, never did any harm.
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I had an S/10 that had vacuum problems. I wound up going to the pet store and buying a valve for a fish tank and hiding it under the dash.

I would open it to engage the 4wd and close it to shut it off.
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