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post #1 of 21 Old 03-11-2009, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Can I get advice as far as what I should do with my truck if I am intending to go mudding this weekend? I have a 10" lift with 38s on a psd. Mud might be minimal or dried up (no rain this week) so it might just be some lightweight offroading. Will I need to engage 4wheel drive? hi or lo? Also, do I flip the switches on the front axle to activate 4wheel? Sorry this is all new to me


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If your vac pump is working properly, all you will have to do is flip the switch into 4hi. If you go into 4low, you have to stop, put it in nuetral and then flip it to 4low. If your vac pump isnt working(or have bad lines) you will have to lock the hubs and then do as I said above.

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Just put it in 4lo and have a blast!

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ok....so lo or hi? for mud, possibly dry. so by putting it into 4hi the hubs should switch themselves on the wheels? they look manual to me. A bit confused here


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I guess it depends on how bad the mud is. Just dont try to put it in 4wd while spinning the back tires haha

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Keep it in 4lo, it's way easier on your transmission, especially if you don't have gears. Stay out of water, I know you said it's probably going to be dried up but in any event steer clear of water holes over 1ft or so deep. And don't go hauling butt through water holes, it's really not as cool as some people think it is. Make sure you have the proper equipment to get yourself out if you get stuck; such as a very heavy duty strap/rope (not one of those cheap little things you buy at an auto parts or home improvement store), and someone with a big truck to hook up to that strap/rope.



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Just put it in LO and GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was my saying in my old 84 Chevy haha


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Keep it in 4lo, it's way easier on your transmission, especially if you don't have gears. Stay out of water, I know you said it's probably going to be dried up but in any event steer clear of water holes over 1ft or so deep. And don't go hauling butt through water holes, it's really not as cool as some people think it is. Make sure you have the proper equipment to get yourself out if you get stuck; such as a very heavy duty strap/rope (not one of those cheap little things you buy at an auto parts or home improvement store), and someone with a big truck to hook up to that strap/rope.
On 4 lo, where should the hubs on the front axle be? Locked?

Also steer clear of water? 1 foot max even with a lift? This place is in Norcal and most truck go through a pretty deep mud pit or sometimes a water pit over a foot...


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Air your tires down to about 40psi as well. It will aid in traction

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