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Driving on streets in 4WD?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by GrandNat86, Apr 6, 2001.

  1. GrandNat86

    GrandNat86 Registered Member

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    I heard from someone that you shouldn't run on dry pavement in 4WD. They said with the 208 transfer case, while running in 4wd the front and rear tires may run slightly different speeds due to turns and so forth, and since the tires can't slip like in mud/snow/etc, that you can break parts in the transfer case. Is there any truth to this? TIA.

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  2. Burt4x4

    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    I would have to say Yes and No!
    Too much throttle on dry pavement in 4x mode could snap somthing. But easy goin type driving on dry pavement would not break a thing....

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  3. Absolutly, it will mess up yer rig for sure! Been there!!

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  4. HispanicPanic

    HispanicPanic 1/2 ton status

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    this is very true and not just with a 208 with any NP. do this and find out for your self put it in 4lo on the street drive in a straight line at about 2 mph and then try to make a u turn at a real slow speed its gonna feel like a bucking bronco if you drive that slow you shouldnt break anything

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  5. GrandNat86

    GrandNat86 Registered Member

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    Ok, thanks for the info.

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  6. Executioner

    Executioner 1/2 ton status

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    Yup, thats why you see 4.09:1 , 4.10:1, and 4.11:1
    They are all the same...........NOT
     

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