Originally Posted by JD
Could I have stressed the gears? While waiting for a new wheel I drove it in 4x4 for about 10 miles with the spare and it did not like this, since I am running a larger than stock tire. After that I got a full size spare to match.
The owners manual says not to travel in 4x4 on a spare . If you must use 4x4 do not go over 10 mph and not more then 50 miles.
I would imagine it depends how much traction the surface has too . less traction less damage .
I traveled on the stock tire with the 1" smaller spare approximately 12 miles in 4x4. I didn't know about not going over 10 mph so i had it to 25 a few times .the roads surface had moderately low traction.
i'm going to have to start bringing the hi-lift everywhere cuz the stock jack is too short ,sucks cuz its so heavy.