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general offroad question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85 Jimmy, Oct 7, 2006.

  1. 85 Jimmy

    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    i'm just wondering what gear you guy's get in when you go offroading

    i've always put it in 4hi for the little trails around here and if i see something that might be interesting then i'll put it in 4lo

    but this past weekend i was out with a bunch of heep guys and they said it's best to always keep it in 4lo because you have better manuverability

    just wanted to know ya'lls opinion on this
     
  2. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    I usually run around the trails in 2lo because of the front locker, then throw it in 4lo when i need all 4 wheels, and 4lolo when my weak ass motor cant move the big pig.
     
  3. gmc4cw

    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    4-hi for anything that is fast enough for it to shift out of 1st when in 4-lo.
    Mud, definitely 4-hi for the wheel speed.
    Rocks, 4-lo for throttle control
    access roads and main trails, 4-hi
     
  4. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I stay in 2hi until I need more. Usually that means I need 4lo to climb.
     
  5. Confedneck79K30

    Confedneck79K30 3/4 ton status

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    2 hi all the time, unless i need 4wd and then pick the correct range...
     
  6. desertrat67

    desertrat67 Hawk Driver

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    keep it in 2wd until needed then 4hi. 4lo is for when you are starting to get into trouble, or if you whant the extra control afforded by the lower gearing.
     
  7. Myke

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    I keep my truch in 2HI until I need 4wd. Then depending if I need the low gears or want to engine brake a lot I'll go in 4low.
     
  8. sandawgk5

    sandawgk5 3/4 ton status

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    X2:D

    Ira
     
  9. JohnDeere

    JohnDeere 1/2 ton status

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    In my k5 2hi unlit i need 4wd and 4hi take care of pretty much all i do and 4lo for the realy hard stuff. But in My heep on the other hand with that ****y 4 banger it 4lo the hole time.:(
     
  10. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    I use 2 hi most of the time. If I start getting to much wheel spin I use 4 hi. The only time I use 4 low is if I need the gear reduction for crawling out of or over something.

    I do have a 465 though so in high I have all the low range I need in most of the time.
     

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