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4x4 top speed

Is it ok to put the truck in 4x4 going under 45 mph and then drive 50 or 60 mph on the freeway.
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Your 4x4(high) will engage at freeway speeds, but if you need 4wd, you have NO business travelling that fast.
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but if you need 4wd, you have NO business travelling that fast.
I don't know... I've gotten going pretty fast using 4wd... hehe...
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on the freeway in minnesota thats the speed people go in the snow, 4x4 or not. I thought it could help save my life.
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Not sure about a 95

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on the freeway in minnesota thats the speed people go in the snow, 4x4 or not. I thought it could help save my life.

and you give into that? C'mon, man use your noggin... THEY'LL be the one's to have the awesome wipeout's... and if you're driving slow and responsible in the snow, you get to watch free entertainment!!!

45 should be the max, but as stated by some, you can certainly shift into 4wd at 85... don't even have to worry about damage done to the transfer case internals or anything!



That was sarcasm
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First of all depending on the year of the truck you may NOT be able to engage the 4x4 at those speeds. Give us more info on the truck you'll be doing this in.
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First of all depending on the year of the truck you may NOT be able to engage the 4x4 at those speeds. Give us more info on the truck you'll be doing this in.
Its a 95, I am editing my post above lol
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Ive done 75 in 4x4 before. Dont worry guys it was a 4 lane highway, with no other cars.
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I don't know... I've gotten going pretty fast using 4wd... hehe...
Ok minor exception to the "4WD Does Not Make Your Truck Invincible" rules.
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im callin bull**** Kyle, im 19 and that makes me invincible alone, throw 4wd into the mix with a front locker on the ice/snow... damn im UNSTOPPABLE!!!!
/sarcasm

god all these threads are retarded... im going to call every last person a dumbass who believes they need 4wd going above 45, if that fast on snow.

if your in a desert truck, or your playing on the dunes SURE go ahead use 4wd... but if your on ice/snow its not gonna help at 75+ if you go sideways, i'll argue that any day all day

as my dad said "there is no driving on ice 4wd or not"

unless u have like rally studded tires imo, then it would be tricky and i still wouldnt go anything above 45.

but if yall wanna go kill yourselves, or go wreck because u thought u could go 80 in the snow, GO RIGHT AHEAD but NONE of us want to hear about the tree you hit

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im callin bull**** Kyle, im 19 and that makes me invincible alone, throw 4wd into the mix with a front locker on the ice/snow... damn im UNSTOPPABLE!!!!
/sarcasm

god all these threads are retarded... im going to call every last person a dumbass who believes they need 4wd going above 45, if that fast on snow.

if your in a desert truck, or your playing on the dunes SURE go ahead use 4wd... but if your on ice/snow its not gonna help at 75+ if you go sideways

as my dad said "there is no driving on ice 4wd or not"

unless u have like rally studded tires imo, then it would be tricky and i still wouldnt go anything above 45.

but if yall wanna go kill yourselves, or go wreck because u thought u could go 80 in the snow, GO RIGHT AHEAD but NONE of us want to hear about the tree you hit

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Beat you too it, its in your sig.

BTW I went 50 today in day snow
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what do u mean beat ya to it?



well in a snow, and driving with snow on the ground are different... i think haha


Laramie SUCKS about plowing roads, they have yet to this year except I80.. and that was the state lol

they plow 3 roads here in town.. and even then they realllly suck at it by the sounds of it, so the snow gets packed down then turns to ice its wonderful
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what do u mean beat ya to it?
You really are a "dumbass"

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what ? you mean 4wd and 19 doesn't make me invincible? screw you haha
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No the you calling everyone a dumbass but I already called you one...get it? lol
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The only thing you need 4WD for is getting going. Its not going to help prevent you from spinnign out of control or avoiding that stopped car infront of you. I have never needed to use 4WD on a freeway because they are normally much clearer then the side streets and highways.

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The only thing you need 4WD for is getting going. Its not going to help prevent you from spinnign out of control or avoiding that stopped car infront of you. I have never needed to use 4WD on a freeway because they are normally much clearer then the side streets and highways.
Agreed with you. Shoot, whild the Ranger and the Bronco are down, I get to drive my folks 93 Exploder Sport. Shift motor is jammed and I'm not about to worry about it. 1 it's a gutless wonder (glad I have the SOHC) and 2 I'd rather keep it how it is in 2wd. Now granted we have yet to get any snow here, so I have no need for 4wd. BTW who else has NOT had snow this winter?
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ive gone 98mph on ice... piece of cake... cept i was just sliding around in the parking lot of the college and the speedo was reading that high ha
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Agreed with you. Shoot, whild the Ranger and the Bronco are down, I get to drive my folks 93 Exploder Sport. Shift motor is jammed and I'm not about to worry about it. 1 it's a gutless wonder (glad I have the SOHC) and 2 I'd rather keep it how it is in 2wd. Now granted we have yet to get any snow here, so I have no need for 4wd. BTW who else has NOT had snow this winter?

hey, dont bash the OHV, mines been through hell and it keeps pumpin'!!!

and i have to baby my truck to get it goin, then i can get the tires free at 30 NO problem. (haven't tired any faster)
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