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Question Racing in 4 wheel drive?

What are the disadvantages of this?

Some say its hard on the transmission, BUT, it ain't no worse than taking the truck off road.
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You get on a sticky sarting line boost youre truck and launch in 4x4. You cant be much harder on the driveline than that.

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You get on a sticky sarting line boost youre truck and launch in 4x4. You cant be much harder on the driveline than that.
I suppose.

I did it once to see what it was like from like 2100 rpm. IT felt great, but that guilty feeling over came me.

I can usually get away with launching at 1800 on the street without spinning in 2wd. I may be able to get away with 2000 at the track without spinning in 2wd.
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I have always been told that you need some slippage when in 4WD and not to run that way on the street or it will bind up the transfer case. I have experienced difficulty with a manual transfer case getting it to shift out of 4WD after just a few hundred feet on pavement. I can't imagine that launching and racing in 4WD on pavement is very healthy for your truck.

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do you need the slippage if you are traveling in a strait line?
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Well I tried it at the drag strip Fri. night and my truck seems none the worse for the wear.

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How do you switch out of 4X4 going down the road? Just put the manual 4x4 shifter in neutral as you are going?

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Mines not manual. I just reached up to the dash and flipped it back to 2x4 on the return road.

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How do you switch out of 4X4 going down the road? Just put the manual 4x4 shifter in neutral as you are going?
i always do it under like 45mph but just slowly push it into 2hi

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