Is this strictly a "Jeep Thing"? I only ask because, as dumb teenagers, some friends and I had beater 4X4 pickups, and used to beat them bloody as only teenage kids can. We didn't drive around on dry pavement much in 4Hi, mostly because we weren't sure how fragile the whole system was, and rear wheel drive seemed safer. But, I'm sure we drove around a bit in 4Hi, just dinking around, and no one ever had a big issue with it. We thought the whole issue was how fast you went in 4X4, but we didn't know enough to be worried about turning. So, is "winding up" exacerbated by the short wheel base of a Jeep, and not such a big deal in a full-size pickup truck, or were we just getting lucky?
"Damn Everything But The Circus..." e.e.c.