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Unread 02-22-2008, 06:44 AM   #1
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I was driving to work this morning and the roads were snow covered. I pushed the gas to try to test the 4 wheel drive and started fish tailing? Is there anyway I can check to make sure my 4 wheel drive is working? I have quadra-trac. NV249 Transfer case. Is this normal or should I get it checked?

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Unread 02-22-2008, 07:00 AM   #2
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It should slip at first then grip. I think the 249 works by using the rear wheels and when it slips it transfers power to the front wheels. If your VC is shot like mine, it will have 4wd full time :-)
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Unread 02-22-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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You can kick the back end out by "punching it" even in 4wd.

4wd is not a magical setting that adheres your tires to the road surface. Drive safely out there.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 07:12 AM   #4
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4wd is not a magical setting that adheres your tires to the road surface. Drive safely out there.

That's true. People get in a 4wd truck and think they are glued to the road.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 08:09 AM   #5
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yeah that's usually what you see in the ditches is 4 wheel drives....
mine slides to the right a bit,
It's like the front wheels are not turning at all ,then pulls... almost like you have the front brakes on.
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Unread 02-22-2008, 08:14 AM   #6
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i am glued to the road, thats why i can drive upside down.
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It's threads like this that make me wonder why people lift there jeeps
its comments like this that make me wonder why some people are jerks.

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Unread 02-23-2008, 02:22 AM   #7
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I always thought it was cool that when I punched it with QD it would both front and rear to the right. It's also very cool when doing donuts that it will sit and rotate in one spot instead of going in circles.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 08:14 AM   #8
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it will sit and rotate in one spot instead of going in circles.


One thing that gets people in trouble in 4wd (and FWD) is when they start to slide they panic and let off the gas completely. The heavier (usually) front of the vehicle anchors it and it spins around in the direction of the skid. Careful application of the throttle will usually pull you back straight and out of the skid.
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Unread 02-23-2008, 10:52 AM   #9
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Ken is referring to his QD when he is playing. Instead of a true "donut" you can actually do a donut axis sitting in the same spot. Correct?
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Unread 02-23-2008, 11:01 AM   #10
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Yeah, snowy parking lot + QuadraDrive =

On snowy roads, under hard accel the back end of mine kicks out a bit, but as soon as the front hooks up, it straightens out and just goes. I'm running winter tires on mine, and the acceleration that's possible on snow packed roads is actually kinda frightening...
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One thing that gets people in trouble in 4wd (and FWD) is when they start to slide they panic and let off the gas completely. The heavier (usually) front of the vehicle anchors it and it spins around in the direction of the skid. Careful application of the throttle will usually pull you back straight and out of the skid.
hes talking about this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec4-F8DThZY
watch at the 13 second marker.. hes doing a cirlce. literally. his front basically stays in the same spot and just spins around...
thats a 4wd donut for ya
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Unread 02-23-2008, 02:06 PM   #12
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Rotating in one spot is still going in circles though.
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i do that in my grand all the time.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 03:44 AM   #14
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Rotating in one spot is still going in circles though.
You know what I mean, it just spins in one spot, instead of a wide circle, it's very tight. In that video I still noticed him getting "out of round". Once I get it going it will sit in one spot and the harder I hit the gas the faster it rotates, last time the kids couldn't peel themselves off the sides of the rear windows
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Unread 02-24-2008, 06:33 AM   #15
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You know what I mean, it just spins in one spot, instead of a wide circle, it's very tight. In that video I still noticed him getting "out of round". Once I get it going it will sit in one spot and the harder I hit the gas the faster it rotates, last time the kids couldn't peel themselves off the sides of the rear windows
I knew what you meant and am guilty of the same, kids liked it, wife-NOT SO MUCH.
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