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Old 03-27-2011, 06:23 PM
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Default My first 4WD--Question about turning radius

I'm on my first 4WD and have a bit of a stupid question...I've got a 2005 FX4 that I bought used and I've had it in 4WD only a couple of times. Anyway, my question is this...does engaging the 4WD decrease the turning radius of the truck or does it just seem that way to me, or maybe I have an issue. It seems that when engaged, it doesn't want to turn as sharp as it does when not. I know that if both the front and back wheels turn at the same speed and you try to turn, the rear wheels actually seem to push the front into somewhat of a skid...that's why on those little two wheel trail breaker motorcycles, the front wheel actually is faster than the back wheel, otherwise it will throw you. So is this normal or am I possibly experiencing early signs of a problem?

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:48 PM
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Default Re: My first 4WD--Question about turning radius

its normal
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Old 03-27-2011, 06:49 PM
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nah its fine bro.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:28 AM
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Default Re: My first 4WD--Question about turning radius

Thanks guys...I feel much better now!
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:34 AM
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just a piece of advice, dont ever use 4x4 on dry pavement or high traction surfaces. if you can feel it try to bind while turning sharp in 4x4 that means there is too much traction to be using it.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:05 AM
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Default Re: My first 4WD--Question about turning radius

yeah its fine, they all do it. dont use on pavement or u will be replacing a lot of drivetrain.
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yup dry pavement will be buying u a new transer case
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:54 PM
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just a piece of advice, dont ever use 4x4 on dry pavement or high traction surfaces. if you can feel it try to bind while turning sharp in 4x4 that means there is too much traction to be using it.
Thanks...I bought it to make the run to the South end of Topsail Beach when the Red Drum are running...and to make it through the wet fields...I got my 96 2.3 2wd stuck on a slight incline on wet grass...don't want that to happen again!
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