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post #1 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 03:24 PM Thread Starter
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Will my XJ be okay?

We just had a pretty decent snow storm the past 2-3 days. Unfortunately I had to commute to work. Each way is about 20 miles, and over the past 2 days of work I drove about 70 of those miles on the highway in 4 HIGH. I was only going about 30-40mph. The highway and roads were very slushy/icey/slick/loose so it's not like I was driving on dry pavement. Do you think it was okay to do that though? I really hope I didn't mess up the front diff or any other parts.

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post #2 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 03:31 PM
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you should be just fine i do the same thing but i drive about 60 miles round trip.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 03:59 PM
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You'll be fine driving in snow in part time 4x4, just don't do any tight turning on any surface where you will get firm traction.

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post #4 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 04:55 PM
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is there a max speed limit to 4 HIGH? i thought it was something ridiculous like 80 mph as long as the road conditions are loose/slippery.

By the way whats the max MPH in 4 LOW as long as your in same type of conditions?

Lastly going along wih this thread how whould you know you broke something if you drive it in 4 HIGH on a dry road.?
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post #5 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 05:43 PM
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If you broke an axle, or driveshaft u-joint you will know it. I don't know the speed ratings for 4hi or 4lo, but I wouldn't go over 45 or so in 4hi parttime, or 10 to 15 in 4lo.

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post #6 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 05:50 PM
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i thought it was something ridiculous like 80 mph as long as the road conditions are loose/slippery.
If road conditions are loose/slippery, you shouldnt be going 80 mph anyways.
4wd or no 4wd.
Just MHO.

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post #7 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 06:08 PM
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If road conditions are loose/slippery, you shouldnt be going 80 mph anyways.
4wd or no 4wd.
Just MHO.
Thanks for pointing out the obvious, he said "something rediculous" so i think he knows better than to go 80mph on slick surfaces.
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post #8 of 11 Old 12-21-2008, 07:02 PM
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yes....i would never go more than 75 in my jeep....to shaky.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-22-2008, 01:22 AM
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hahah ya if something broke you would prolly here it haha. Honestly everyone talks about the highest speed you should go in 4x4 well i would say, if you wanted to, you could top out your jeep in 4x4, but liek they said i have never been over 45 - 50 in 4x4 cuz if its bad enough that your in 4x4 you shouldnt be going that fast. and as long as you have enough fluids and good fluids in your dif and transfer case you should be alright
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-22-2008, 01:23 AM
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o ya and the same with 4-low you prolly could top out in it, though you would be tachin out your jeep prolly like at 50 haha i would geustimate haha, but dont try to find out haha
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post #11 of 11 Old 12-22-2008, 01:48 AM
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In my TJ in 4lo I can only run about 25-30 in 6th gear.
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