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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2002, 04:26 PM
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Hi I am hoping to purchase a 410 or a samurai soon, and having driven bikes in the past am not familiar with 4 wheel drive systems. from reading on the net I gather that the part time 4WD on a zuki can be 2 WD on normal paved roads, 4WD HI on say snow/slippery surface paved roads or off road. and 4WD LO for climbing or descending more difficult terrain. A few questions that would help me would be.

do you need to stop the vehicle to change from 2WD into 4WD

if not what is the reccomended speed.

what about changing from 4WD hi to LO and 4WD LO to HI & 4WD HI to 2WD

any other tips for a complete greenhorn. sorry to bother you with what must be lame questions, but most used sammys & 410s dont have all the little books with em that you got when they were new & what would have been real useful to people like me. anyway im looking forward to my bike substitute but would like a bit more knowledge on the subject.

catch ya later ........paul .......wet & windy ENGLAND
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Re: prospective new zuki 410 413 owner

Yeah, you need to get out to lock the manual hubs into 4 wheel drive...
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Re: prospective new zuki 410 413 owner

Do you need to stop the vehicle to change from 2WD into 4WD ?
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If not what is the reccomended speed ?
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What about changing from 4WD hi to LO and 4WD LO to HI & 4WD HI to 2WD ?
Come to a complete stop every time.

Some newer 4X4's are equiped with "shift on the fly".

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Re: prospective new zuki 410 413 owner

Thanks folks, for the info, much appreciated. some sites with 4wd tips were geared towrads other vehicles like cherokees etc and as you say they mentioned sometimes changing while on the fly. I have seen freewheelin hubs here too, which I think stop drag on the undriven wheels in 2WD mode if you know what I mean do they work on some sort of bearing that rotates on the axle or is it some other system that lets the wheel spin freer. am I correct in thinking these are different to the manual hubs that you use when you wanna tow your truck on all four wheels behind a big truck/rv etc.
Im also looking at sidekicks/vitaras, as there are some good deals available,

thanks again for the gearing questions you answered, im gonna keep reading all this stuff till it sinks in [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

catch ya later...paul Torbay, Devon , England
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Re: prospective new zuki 410 413 owner

>Do you need to stop the vehicle to change from 2WD into 4WD ?
YES<

Actually, if the hubs have been engaged (locked), you can shift from 2wd to 4wd on the fly.........
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Re: prospective new zuki 410 413 owner

thanks a lot, its pretty informative reading this board. I actually ended up putting a deposit on a 93/4 vitara (sidekick) today. It was a real good deal and was in nice shape. im in the process of readin the manual now. catch ya later......thanks.......paul (uk)
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