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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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4WDlow and boat ramps

My lib has the command-trac ll 4x4 system. It has served me great so far and I didn't have any problems in the last big snow fall we had, even with the stock 20" rims and all season tires.

I am a die hard angler (it's a sickness, I swear) and I own a 14ft aluminum boat.. I have yet to tow it with the lib but I imagine it will do well.

My question is, lets say I was retrieving my boat from the water and I got stuck on slippery algae or the ramp was exceptionally steep and the wheels were to spin.. how would I engage 4WD low? To my understanding, the vehicle must be moving to engage 4WD low, right?

4WD hi isn't a option because of course, this is a part-time 4WD system. If I were to engage 4WD high and kept the steering wheel straight, could I still damage something?

Any input is appreciated..

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Unread 02-11-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
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Put it in neutral then 4low then drive and there ya go! Doesn't always have to be moving
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Unread 02-12-2013, 05:17 AM   #3
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Plus correct me if I'm wrong, 4hi on command trac is full time isn't it?

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Unread 02-12-2013, 06:31 AM   #4
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Yes, 4hi on commandtrac is full time
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:39 AM   #5
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Sorry, I meant 4WD lock.. I don't have 4wd hi
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Unread 02-12-2013, 08:43 AM   #6
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Sorry, I meant 4WD lock.. I don't have 4wd hi
Again I could be wrong but from my understanding the command trac is full time 4wd when engaged. It is the select trac that is part thin when enabled.

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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #7
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Again I could be wrong but from my understanding the command trac is full time 4wd when engaged. It is the select trac that is part thin when enabled.

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I prefer to think of Select TracII as advanced computer controlled traction on demand rather than being part-time.
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I prefer to think of Select TracII as advanced computer controlled traction on demand rather than being part-time.
Lmao. Good stuff.

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Unread 02-12-2013, 10:57 AM   #9
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Again I could be wrong but from my understanding the command trac is full time 4wd when engaged. It is the select trac that is part thin when enabled.

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Your not understanding "full time" and "part time".

The select trac II has a full time 4wd option since it has a center diff that allows for "full time" use on any surface as that center diff(in the t-case) will allow the front and rear driveshafts to spin at different speeds.

The command trac II is a part time 4wd system,meaning it can only be used "part time" since when in any 4wd selection the front and rear driveshafts are locked together and will turn the same speed no matter what.



Oh and 4hi and 4lock are the same thing.
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Unread 02-12-2013, 11:03 AM   #10
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Your not understanding "full time" and "part time".

The select trac II has a full time 4wd option since it has a center diff that allows for "full time" use on any surface as that center diff(in the t-case) will allow the front and rear driveshafts to spin at different speeds.

The command trac II is a part time 4wd system,meaning it can only be used "part time" since when in any 4wd selection the front and rear driveshafts are locked together and will turn the same speed no matter what.

Oh and 4hi and 4lock are the same thing.
Your right. I was interpreting the terminology incorrectly. That's what happens when I read these posts at 6AM. Lol. My bad!

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Unread 02-12-2013, 12:01 PM   #11
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Never needed 4x4 in mine yet. I don't wanna use mine in 4x4 at all on the cement. Towing is no problem with our lib. I tow this beast all over.



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