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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-04-2004, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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What if you use 4wd on dry pavement at high speed?

Why would I use 4wd on dry pavement at highway speeds? Because I'm not to bright, and neither was the little 4wd Indicator on the dash. I forgot I was in 4wd, and drove about 10 miles at speeds up to 70 mph. It felt normal, like I was 2wd with the hubs locked. I pulled over and put my hand on the T-Case to see if it was hot. It was sort of warm, but did not seem to be damaged. What kind of damage could I have done?
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Re: What if you use 4wd on dry pavement at high speed?

You should be fine.
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Re: What if you use 4wd on dry pavement at high sp

If you couldn't bring it back into 2WD I'd say you were in a heap of trouble as the T-case was bound, but it sounds like you didn't do any damage. It may have stressed some components, but if it still sounds fine, you got lucky.
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Re: What if you use 4wd on dry pavement at high speed?

If your going straigt and the average dia of the rears are close to the averag dia of the fronts, your fine.

When it gets ugly is when you do a lot of turning. That's when the tires start rotating at different speeds front to rear and side to side, and the U-joints start binding, your also not doing the splines in the xfer and drive shafts any good.
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