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Old 06-07-2013, 09:12 PM
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I think I'm gonna try four low. Here is my question though shifting into four low is kind of a pain. Once Im in four low can I park and shut off my truck? Is it bad to leave a vehicle in four low and then turn it off? I've never had a vehicle with electronic four wheel, always had mechanical shifter.
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I think I'm gonna try four low. Here is my question though shifting into four low is kind of a pain. Once Im in four low can I park and shut off my truck? Is it bad to leave a vehicle in four low and then turn it off? I've never had a vehicle with electronic four wheel, always had mechanical shifter.
Yes, once you engage it, you can shut off and turn in your vehicle and it will remain in 4lo. You can disengage it after you are off the beach.
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I was out on the sore thumb (off ocean pkwy) with my 2012 ram 1500 QC didnt air down stayed in 4 hi and just manually shifted (stayed in 3rd gear most of the time) I was out with my brother in law that has a 2013 raptor & I kept up w/ him just fine good luck let me know how you do
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No question airing down when in sand is helpful, but be careful on how low a PSI you go, as the tire can come off the rim without sufficient pressure. About 20 -23 PSI should do the trick, without fear of loosing the tire.
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I love to surfcast and have been on the beaches here on long Island for close to 20 years and the best advise is to ALWAY air down. The best way to find out how much is see if you can roll on the sand. If you come to a complete stop once off the gas air down some more. You want to roll. Airing down serves two purposes. 1 it widens your foot print allowing you to float over sand. 2 prevents you from ripping up the beach, I call them little speed bumps in trail set by others like a wash board. See if you can hook up with others for back up till your confidence is built up. Tight Lines!!!! and questions feel free to pm etc.....
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So went on an all day beach trip today. In 4wd Hi with traction control off and manual gear in 3rd also tires at 20 psi. My truck handled the sand perfectly however it started to get realllly warm. My temperature gauge kept climbing so instead of trying to push it I just found a nice place and stayed there all day. Here is where it was at right as I parked. It showed no signs of slowing down. Also there is one that shows where it normally sits. Would 4wd lo help this? I mean I was only pulling 1500 rpms max. I don't understand why it is getting so warm on the beach.

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So went on an all day beach trip today. In 4wd Hi with traction control off and manual gear in 3rd also tires at 20 psi. My truck handled the sand perfectly however it started to get realllly warm. My temperature gauge kept climbing so instead of trying to push it I just found a nice place and stayed there all day. Here is where it was at right as I parked. It showed no signs of slowing down. Also there is one that shows where it normally sits. Would 4wd lo help this? I mean I was only pulling 1500 rpms max. I don't understand why it is getting so warm on the beach.

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Piping Plovers stuck in the grille? Really, though my guess would be that the engine was working harder in 4 wheel on sand. Combine this with hardly any air flow over the radiator (slow speed). Plus, it was pretty warm out today. (I'm from L.I. too.)
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It's to be expected to run a little warmer the normal especially if you don't have a transmission cooler. if you ever uneasy with the high temp turn on the heater it acts as an extra radiator (sort of) just be prepared to be a little warm in the cab lol.
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I get that but like I've never encountered this before. Especially in a brand new vehicle. I also have (according to my spec sheet) 5.7 Liter Hemi MDS VVT Engine with Heavy Duty Transmission Oil Cooler, Heavy Duty Engine Cooling. So why would it run warm. I see so many of our trucks out on the same beach. How am I having problems?

Would 4lo would have alleviated some work on the engine being a lower gear ratio?
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if you have all of that then maybe you do have a problem. I been on cedar beach a few times this year never used 4lo stayed in 4hi and had no issues.
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