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Difference betweeb 2wH part time 4wd and 2wH + full time 4wd

Curious how the part time four wheel drive works. Would this be used for highway driving or would it be better to have it in full-time four wheel drive (snow and ice) ?

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Part-time is used for off-road only. if you drive it on highway you will ruin your transfer case and the front diff.

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The difference between 4WD Full-Time and 4WD Part-Time is not exactly what one would guess simply from the names without knowing. The main difference is basically an added differential in the transfer case vs. the front and read driveshaft being locked together.

Here's what that means to you.

4WD Full-Time (open differential in transfer case)- Is great for snow and ice. It is safe to leave locked into this mode anytime, even on dry pavement or highway.

4WD Part-Time - This is the traditional type of 4WD that you have in vehicles. It will give you added traction offroad, it's good for mud, rock climbing, snow... It is actually not as good on ice as 4WD Full-Time. Do not drive on dry pavement, especially around corners, in this mode. It can cause major damage, and at the least will cause unnecessary wear to the components.

I hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

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