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U need a snowmobile in stuff like that!
Like I said I may not need 4-wheel drive all the time but when I need it, I need it.
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The transfer case is picky when shifting into 4lo, every 4wd truck I have owned is! A few times while trying to shift into 4lo I have to put it in drive and let it slowly creep forward for it to engage (the manual suggests this). Now I shift into 4hi and 4lo once a month and it has never hesitated to lock in since!

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Use it regular even when it's not needed
Lock into 4wd before you need it!!!!

PS: the neutral button should only be used if your going to tow your truck, otherwise it can only cause you grief! When you engage the neutral button your truck is in neutral regardless if the tranny is in gear/park meaning if you don't apply the brakes it will free wheel! Just use the shifter to put the truck in neutral.
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I tried it again this weekend and I went into neutral first and it engaged just fine.
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The only time I ever use 4-Low is when I'm backing my camper into my back yard through my gate. 2 wheel and even 4 high are both sloppy (particularly on grass) when you've only got a few inches on each side, or you want to put your camper perfectly square on the pad. 4-low tightens everything up and makes the job much easier.
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I also use 4-low when I'm pulling Fords and Chevys out of the ditch.
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I use 4-low to drag my mother in law for my house back to hers. You would be amazed at the grip that woman has....
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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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OP, did you read your owners manual? It explains 4x4 operation in there.

People are retards when it comes to 4x4's. My brother asks me to check his explorer after his mechanic said he had a trans issue. Of course the fool was driving in 4Lo. I show him how to engage/disengage 4Lo and he says thats a lot of shit to go through So I tell him to stay out of 4Lo. His truck probally had trans issues because he drove like that for a week....retards.
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