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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2000, 07:01 AM
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4x4 on dry roads

In my 1987 s10 owners manual they keep saying that you should not drive in 4x4 mode on dry pavement. They never explain what would happen if you do, can somebody enlighten me in my ignorance. I am not a big offroader, but I do drive in lots of snowy weather being from Canada.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2000, 07:26 AM
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Re: 4x4 on dry roads

If you make attempts to turn you will get driveline bind, which can severely harm your components (axle shafts, r&p, t-case or whatever the weak link in the system is. Driving in a straight line on dry pavement in 4x4 probably won't harm anything, but will add a bit of wear to the front components. If you're trying to turn on a surface that will allow the tire to slip a little to relieve the bind, you'll be ok, but not dry pavement...


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2000, 12:28 PM
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Re: 4x4 on dry roads

<font color=purple>Yeah, what he said[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]. </font color=purple>


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-15-2000, 02:28 PM
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Re: 4x4 on dry roads

Thank you much, clears it up for me.

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