Concerns about my 4x4 system - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-13-2010
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: st clair shores
Posts: 4
Icon5 Concerns about my 4x4 system

Hello everyone when my truck is in 4x4 high mode the steering wheel shakes when i am turning is this normal ?. this is my first 4x4 vehicle so i am new to this!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-13-2010
ccernst's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 380
Are you doing this on dry pavement? That is a no no with traditional 4x4. If you are, you are putting your drivetrain in a bind.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-13-2010
mountainmandan's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Asheville, NC
Posts: 20
you cannot turn that sharp when in 4 wheel drive. you have to turn easily and wide and it is best to use when you really need it like ccernst said not on dry pavement.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-13-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 55
is it okay to use 4H on a light dusting of snow, lets say 1/2in of snow?

or is four wheel drive high more for deep snow or digging yourself out???

thanks guys.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-13-2010
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
You can use it and be fine. Probably not necessary tho. I would just slow down, and allow myself more time to brake coming to stop lights and turns. If you feel it start to get loose, slow down, turn on 4x4 for a few until you get your traction back, then turn it back off. You do not need to run it all the time.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-13-2010
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 55
sounds good. let me ask this question then. is there ever a moment when you'd prefer to use 4H in winter driving over 2H?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-13-2010
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
Deeper snow, on ice maybe. When you get stuck. You'll get horrible gas mileage leaving it on all the time for "just in case" moments. Basically just use it whenever you need a bit more traction. Helps if you put some weight in the bed too. That will help give you traction in the rear.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-13-2010
Masteratarms93's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Goose Creek SC
Posts: 4,685
You risk damaging hubs also. Dry pavement puts a lot of stress on the front 4x4 components.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Timing chain concerns... Edge of Darkness 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 16 09-10-2006 11:23 AM
Body Lift Concerns Maxboost 1" & 3" Body Lifts 13 07-05-2006 03:24 PM
Body Lift Concerns.... dodge_cowboy 1" & 3" Body Lifts 7 07-01-2006 04:43 PM
New Shock Concerns RangerJustin Suspension Tech 6 06-08-2006 11:14 PM
Tire Concerns Cold_Carcass Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 2 03-19-2005 12:15 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:15 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.