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Old 12-20-2012, 09:51 PM
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hey, im looking for a newer dodge and im looking for some info about the auto 4x4. my understanding is that 4x4 will kick in when one tire spins. can yo disengage this if you wanted to spin or fishtail? i know my buddys ford cant be taken out of auto 4x4. anyone know if any of the dodges are like this? thanks
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Are you talking about the traction control? The auto 4wd is on the selector, you can have 2wd, Auto 4wd, 4HI, 4LO. Yes you can disengage the auto 4wd by turning the selector to 2wd. Not all Rams have the auto, I think only BigHorns and above have the Auto.
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he must be referring to the traction control.
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Being up where there is snow, ice, mud, etc
try to find a Ram with the Limited Slip Differential
so that you have traction at both rear wheels

Playing around with spinning & fish tailing is fun, but when your stuck or could get stuck, LSD is your best friend
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Being up where there is snow, ice, mud, etc
try to find a Ram with the Limited Slip Differential
so that you have traction at both rear wheels

Playing around with spinning & fish tailing is fun, but when your stuck or could get stuck, LSD is your best friend

Agreed! Had to use my 4wd this morning here...I miss my locking rear end. Need to upgrade this 3.55 to locker with 4.10's.

Although I did turn off the traction control and do my first Hemi-donuts in the parking lot
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ok thanks alot for the help guys. what trucks had the LSD? and the traction control can be turned off on all of them? im looking for an 06-08 1500 or 2500 hemi but cant decide which to go for. i like the solid front end and the heavy duty suspension and frame on the 2500 for mudding but i never tow. any comments?
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Look for a TRX Offroad package in those years on the 1500 model, it will have LSD I believe.
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The only way to tell is to buy Brand new, or get a build sheet by emailing chrysler with the VIN #, or crawling under the truck and looking at the rear axle. There should be a label on it with a Number. The last 3 digits of that number will correspond to the axle ratio's-"XXXXXX355" or if they have Anti-Spin (Limited Slip)-- "XXXXXX392AS"

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