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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #16
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Be careful of running in 4wd on dry pavement you can pop the front axle if you get a little squirrely with the clutch.

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Unread 10-11-2013, 07:57 AM   #17
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Thanks for the flame free answer. I acknowledge I am a novice and my mistake left me with egg(or mud) only face


I did the same thing with my first 4WD.
Except I was on a small beach on our local tidal river - and the tide was coming in....

Thankfully I found the sticker on the visor that told me how to operate the 4WD system....
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Unread 10-11-2013, 08:08 AM   #18
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Your wife is right. If you were going fast enough you probably could have made it, even in 2wd. Of course "fast enough" might have been 80mph.

Just keep in mind even 4wd often won't get you through deep mud that touches the undercarriage or axle tubes. The tires can't overcome the drag and you end up digging yourself in deeper. This is one major cause of Jeep disease, where people start dumping thousands into lifting and locking their rigs to make them 'mo better offroad.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #19
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I did the same thing with my first 4WD.
Except I was on a small beach on our local tidal river - and the tide was coming in....

Thankfully I found the sticker on the visor that told me how to operate the 4WD system....
Here's to the Newb's !

I did my first trail ride entirely in (what turned out to be ) 2wd Low. Never got stuck, but when somebody told me, I felt a little silly.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:00 PM   #20
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Thanks for the flame free answer. I acknowledge I am a novice and my mistake left me with egg(or mud) only face
Glad to see you can take a little ribbing, have a laugh at yourself, and learn something in the process.

Now load up the wife, lock in those hubs, and hit that mud hole again. Tell her to lean out and look to see if the front wheels are spinning when you do it.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #21
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Here's to the Newb's !

I did my first trail ride entirely in (what turned out to be ) 2wd Low. Never got stuck, but when somebody told me, I felt a little silly.
Does your D300 have twin sticks?
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #22
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Does your D300 have twin sticks?
No, just had the D300 in 4LO and the front hubs not engaged.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:29 PM   #23
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To answer your question earlier, about whether to keep it in 4 wheel drive, reminded me of what an old timer told me once..."you go as far as you can in 2 wheel drive, then put it in 4 wheel drive and get the hell out of there".
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Unread 10-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #24
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By the way, your personal experience you have described has, I'm sure not only me chuckling. That is funny. Sorry for laughing, but I'm laughing with you.
These experiences are the best teacher though.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #25
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The locking hubs are important. The locking hubs are the mechanisms that attach ("lock") the front axle shafts to the hubs (the part that the wheels bolt onto). Normally you don't engage ("lock") these for regular driving, but to operate the vehicle in 4 wheel drive you need to engage (lock) them.

Even if you have the transfer case in 4-low or 4-high, you won't get any power to the front wheels unless the locking hubs are indeed locked correctly.

Here's another, semi-related thing to keep in mind because this happened to me: If you ever have the problem where *none* of the wheels will turn (ie: the engine just revs, no matter what gear you're in or what you do with the clutch, but the Jeep doesn't move), then check the transfer case to see if it has slipped into neutral. Carefully shift it back into 4-high (or whatever gear you wanted) if it has gone into neutral. One time the kids were playing in my Jeep and hit the transfer case shift lever and put it into Neutral.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #26
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I am 98% sure that Matt just flamed me and I'm not even in this discussion!


If it had been dark I would have realized what that button on the ground did... was just hard to tell... that's all
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Unread 10-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #27
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To answer your question earlier, about whether to keep it in 4 wheel drive, reminded me of what an old timer told me once..."you go as far as you can in 2 wheel drive, then put it in 4 wheel drive and get the hell out of there".
This!

The only difference between 2WD & $WD is how far you can go before you get stuck!

EDIT:
I just jumped in to change that dollar sign to a four and then it hit me that I probably was right the first time!
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Unread 10-11-2013, 03:43 PM   #28
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Law,

No, I wasn't flaming you specifically, just a general category of whipper-snappers who don't have a clue about these rigs. Heck, I have a 20-ish year-old friend who asked me, "what's the third pedal for?" Apparently, he'd never seen a vehicle with a clutch.

I took my drivers license test, 37 years ago, in a 1972 CJ5, and have been driving a CJ ever since. I have to remind myself what's second nature for me may be totally foreign to you youngsters.

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Unread 10-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #29
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it is all new to me...

you guys can't even explain things to me without half the terminology going over my head.
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Unread 10-11-2013, 05:08 PM   #30
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I think we need all the old timers to post some top lessons learned in here for us youngins. Not gonna lie, I had no clue about the high beams. No shame in my ignorance. I am willing to learn, sometimes the hard way.
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