Originally Posted by TexasRanger
i do it. im not 4wd but when im offroad like limiting shifting. less chances for the auto transmission to do something stupid. I dont reall trust mine, haha.
lol yeah the other day I was riding my bicycle on the road (30 mph speed limit, 2 lanes each way with a center turn lane) and a woman in a Dodge Ram with the Hemi was apparently annoyed about having to move into the left lane to pass me (I was doing about 20 riding in the center of the right lane)...she gunned it while changing lanes and her auto downshifted just as her rear tires were lined up with the oil patches on the road...she almost lost it and had to completely lift; I saw her face while she was sliding (from the expression on her face I'd guess she didn't mean to break traction)...I'd be surprised if she didn't wet her panties lol. I know it scared the hell out of me knowing if she did lose it she was gonna either spin right in front of me or broadside me.
As far as the OP I have a manual 2wd but I frequently leave it in 2nd and have the foot completely off the throttle to keep it under 30mph on steep descents and to keep it in the power band going up the same hill at 25-30.
98 Ranger XL 2wd 2.5L 5spd 3.45 gears
15x7 Pacer black steel wheels, 225/70r15 Cooper Discoverer ATR tires, LED front side marker lights & license plate lights, red LED dome light
GoLight #5149-M (work/off road use only).
Suspension lift, 31 or 32" tires, 4.something gears