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Old 05-25-2010, 06:44 AM
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Default O/D off while wheeling

ive heard from a couple of people that they turn there overdrive off when they go wheelin, why do they do it and what are the benifits?
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:54 AM
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Default Re: O/D off while wheeling

there really are none that i can think of, overdrive affects 5th gear while towing. turning o/d off basically eliminates that last gear so that you dont put excessive strain on the trans from shifting back and forth so much.

on another note, removing the fuse for the abs is highly recommended by me and many others due to the fact that it really serves no purpose off road and can often times put you in a tight spot.
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:05 PM
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there really are none that i can think of, overdrive affects 5th gear while towing. turning o/d off basically eliminates that last gear so that you dont put excessive strain on the trans from shifting back and forth so much.

on another note, removing the fuse for the abs is highly recommended by me and many others due to the fact that it really serves no purpose off road and can often times put you in a tight spot.
ohh gotcha. and as far as the ABS goes, my light has been on for about a year and i dont miss them at all so much easier without them!
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Old 05-25-2010, 12:13 PM
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the only thing i do when wheeling, especialy in the sand is to use only one gear. when in 2wd or 4hi i will lock it into 1st gear or when im in 4 low i will use 1st or 2nd gear. that helps keep trans temps down becuase the trans isnt shifting constantly.
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:05 PM
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the only thing i do when wheeling, especialy in the sand is to use only one gear. when in 2wd or 4hi i will lock it into 1st gear or when im in 4 low i will use 1st or 2nd gear. that helps keep trans temps down becuase the trans isnt shifting constantly.
^^^ what he said...wheeling only requires you to go like what...1mph? lol or at least the wheeling I did in the jeep was as slow as you could go.....hell would be in first..in 4 low with 4:10's and a 4-1 low transfer case....slloooowwww..feet never touched the break or the gas...

with automatics....pretty much the same...1st gear...put her in low and enjoy
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:29 PM
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the only thing i do when wheeling, especialy in the sand is to use only one gear. when in 2wd or 4hi i will lock it into 1st gear or when im in 4 low i will use 1st or 2nd gear. that helps keep trans temps down becuase the trans isnt shifting constantly.
good tip! ill be takin the ranger to the dunes for the first time this summer, so keep it in 1st gear?
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Old 05-25-2010, 03:36 PM
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good tip! ill be takin the ranger to the dunes for the first time this summer, so keep it in 1st gear?
unless youre in low range, i like 2nd gear for 4 low. if youre on flat ground, not climbing you can put it in drive but when im there i usually dont break any speed records, i like to just crawl around in low range. ill put it in 2wd to whip a few shittys here and there though. lol just try a different stuff and stick with a combo you like.
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:29 PM
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unless youre in low range, i like 2nd gear for 4 low. if youre on flat ground, not climbing you can put it in drive but when im there i usually dont break any speed records, i like to just crawl around in low range. ill put it in 2wd to whip a few shittys here and there though. lol just try a different stuff and stick with a combo you like.
aight will do! so u gonna try and come for a day the weekend of july 9-11th?
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Old 05-25-2010, 05:33 PM
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aight will do! so u gonna try and come for a day the weekend of july 9-11th?
i will def try, but its too far out to know for sure yet. all depends on my work load. weve been crazy busy at work lately and have been on mandatory saturdays.
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Old 05-25-2010, 08:11 PM
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i will def try, but its too far out to know for sure yet. all depends on my work load. weve been crazy busy at work lately and have been on mandatory saturdays.
nice man, glad to know someone other than me is workin a shit load lol
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Old 05-26-2010, 09:20 AM
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nice man, glad to know someone other than me is workin a shit load lol
where you going
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Old 05-26-2010, 07:01 PM
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where you going
silver lake sand dunes. just saw ur in mi too. u should go
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:36 PM
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silver lake sand dunes. just saw ur in mi too. u should go
im guna be there i got reservations made in the state park campground july4 to the 10th
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:54 AM
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im guna be there i got reservations made in the state park campground july4 to the 10th
hell ya man!
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