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Old 03-26-2011, 07:38 PM   #1
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4lo or 4hi for mudding

which is better?
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:56 PM   #2
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I personally use 4hi, cause I'm not going to crawl in mud.
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Old 03-26-2011, 07:58 PM   #3
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I personally use 4hi, cause I'm not going to crawl in mud.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:02 PM   #5
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4Hi

You need some momentum to carry you though a mud hole.

4Lo and common sense will get you out if you are stuck... hopefully
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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i have to use 4lo and its done me well, my 4hi acts like it wants to bog down and the whole truck will just die so i just rather not mess with it and just use 4lo, i have been problem free so far.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:48 PM   #7
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4lo, the problem with 4hi is you need some power to keep those wheels spinning to go through mud and yotas aint known for making much power! 4hi is more of an answer that comes from chevy, ford, and dodge guys: 1) because they make a lot of power and can easily spin their wheels 2) because their trucks weigh too damn much! They need speed and high wheel spin! I been muddin ever since i was a kid and the biggest thing ive learned is weight means everything. Yotas have that low weight and to make up for the low power all you need is low gears, hence using 4lo! I suggest to anyone who has been using 4hi to try 4lo and see how much shit you go through! You'll be impressed! Oh . . . . and a little driving skill isnt such a bad thing to have either
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4 Lo and second gear in my truck will get you all the wheel spin you need to keep the tires cleaned out and up on top of the mud. You don't always want your wheels spinning as fast as they can. When they get spinning to fast and suddenly grab traction is a good way to break some CV axles.
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High. You need the wheel speed for the tires to clear up. If you don't have enough power for high then a 2nd or 3rd in low will work.
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4lo..........4hi bogs too much with 33"s and the 6 speed.
Even in 1st?
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:28 PM   #14
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You Canadians... always making jokes for us Yanks!

But seriously, if under any water: LOW RANGE (and A-TRAC or lockers if equipped) for max. torque and power to the wheels.

The reason... to avoid spashing muddy water into engine compartment (as well as all over your truck... although the some kiddies here like doing that).

Momentum yes... but you can go 30 mph in low range, and if that doesn't spin your tires enough to unclog them, then you need better tires!

IF you are on a muddy lakebed (ie. a dry lake that wasn't)... and then speed might be your friend! 4WD HIGH to move at 40-50 MPH to keep from bogging in... Exactly what I did for 20 miles on Laguna Salada to keep from sinking in!
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4cyl or 6cyl 4lo.... big nasty v8..4hi
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4lo.

In automatic trucks you get plenty of wheel speed because it will upshift.

In manual trucks I use 2nd and 3rd gear.
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Old 03-30-2011, 05:36 PM   #17
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4lo. my truck has taken me through some nasty shit in 4lo. and i have a automatic..
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aftermath picture. it was dark so i didnt get any of it in action. but drop it in 2nd and 4lo and put it in the floor

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IMO 4hi is for snowy roads and 4lo is for trails. Since I don't see to many mud pits in the street I'm gonna go with 4lo.
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