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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-26-2001, 06:10 PM
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Whne im off-roading what gear should i be in? 4hi: 1st gear, 2nd, 3rd, or drive? Or 4lo: 1st gear, 2nd, 3rd, or drive? Or does it depend on conditions?

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<font face="Comic Sans MS">It depends directly upon conditions. On the sand dunes I run in either 1st or 2nd gear with the t-case in either 2wd or 4wd high (depending on if i'm climbing the really big hills or not)...

Mud, I tend to run low range, 3rd gear (manual tranny).

If you have an automatic transmission and unless you have a manual valve body in your auto tranny (so it won't shift until you shift it), it'll usually pick the right gear for you... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]</font>

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-27-2001, 04:46 PM
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When I'm froading in my automatic I'm in overdrive. In fact, It never comes out of overdrive unless I'm going to park or reverse! I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not, but I haven't hurt anything yet and it's still running great. Plus, you can go really fast or throw alot of mud! This may not even apply to your truck, but It's what I do in my 4x2.

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