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post #1 of 10 Old 08-12-2005, 11:42 PM Thread Starter
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Question about Off-roading and 4x4

I have a 1998 Grand Cherokee with the I-6 and Selec-trac. Im going to be doing some off-roading soon in some sand dunes in Silver Lake, MI. So, my question is what 4x4 mode do i want it in full time or part time. Is one better or worse for the engine? I know i wont need to be in 4-low for sure. Thanks for the help.

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post #2 of 10 Old 08-13-2005, 12:07 AM
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Use Part Time 4WD in the sand. Neither mode affects the engine any differently. The engine doesn't care what mode you are in.
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post #3 of 10 Old 08-13-2005, 01:05 AM
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Go with part time as it locks the driveshafts. Sand is plenty loose to prevent binding.

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-13-2005, 07:11 AM
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If you do get any binding swich to ful time...

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Depending on how loose the sand it you may want to air down too.

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oh yeah ill definetely air down. Last time i went i dropped the tire pressure to about 11 psi.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-14-2005, 04:50 PM
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When are you heading up to silver?
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-14-2005, 04:55 PM
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Go with part time as it locks the driveshafts. Sand is plenty loose to prevent binding.
I've used part-time in St. Helen (Mi). Had no binding and went through the sand with no probs.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-14-2005, 07:52 PM
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Any time I am in sand I put it in 4 low ...It gives you better throttle response and torque...

But Part time should work fine...

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-15-2005, 01:09 AM
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You would prolly want low range if your goin after the big dunes and need the extra torque. Silver lake is a blast, been there twice, once with a dune buggy, once with the ZJ.

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