From: SnoMan on 8 Mar 2007 09:00
On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 15:20:19 -0500, Mike Romain <romainm(a)sympatico.ca>
>If that is the case, then I think you are totally insane and a hazard
>that should 'not' be allowed on the road.
Spoken by someone that think they have all the answers. I have been
driving the a LOT longer than you
>I can't imagine someone who would be stupid enough to stop on any of our
>Canadian high speed highways or any others for that matter in the winter
>time to shift gears.
I cannot image someone stupid enough to drive in 4lo on highways.
Maybe it is because they have big tires and improper final drive
ratios for them and try to make up for it by running 4lo. These are
the one that never bother to regear axles when they use larger tires
because they feel it does not effect anything and then defend using
4lo as a solution. Bizzare!
>That thought just boggles the mind....
Yes it is mind boggling that you are so dense on this
>Sorry officer about that 70 car pile up I just caused. You see, I saw
>snow coming and the road got covered so had to stop to shift gears
>according to this guy on the Internet... I didn't think the semi
>tractor trailer behind me would mind....
Again you do not habe a clue and 4lo wass not designed for highway use
nor needed either. If it is it is because your vehcile is geared wrong
as stated above.
>4 high in a part time tranny needs to be a shift on the fly or it is too
>dangerous to use in my opinion.
It depends on how you define on the fly. People such as you think 4x4
is a cure all but one day you will spin out bad at speed with it and I
am glad you are not around me and I hope that you do not take some
other poor sole with you. Detriot has pushed 4x4 into main stream for
people just like you that think it is truely magic. The only 4x4 drive
system that I would ever use at highway type speeds in winter is the
old fulltime systems like GM, Ford and Dodge had for a while in 70's
and Jeep did to with quadratrac (I still have a 79 Qtrac J20) These
setups had a differntail between front and rear axle so there was no
torque bind and wheels could turn differing speeds because of
differing rolling radius in turns and such and still maintain full
surface contact because no slipage is inducted to relieve torque bind
that will occur with conventional 4x4 drive. These fulltime systems
performed far better than conventional 4x4 at speed and had the abilty
to be locked as a conventional drive system too if need be. For a work
truck and offroad vehicle this would still be the best possible setup
but not the best for cruiseing long distances on dry pavement because
of extra fuel needed to run it and a little extra wear and tear. For a
while in 80's Jeep had a neat setup that you select 2wd, fulltime 4x4
and locaked 4x4 drive.. It is a shame that Detroit does not have that
today as the defacto standard.
From: SnoMan on 8 Mar 2007 09:01
On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 07:32:06 -0500, "Bill KB3GUN"
>I think SnowMan was speaking of going between 4Hi and 4Lo, not 2Hi to 4Hi.
I was as I stated.
From: Mike Romain on 8 Mar 2007 09:32
> On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 07:32:06 -0500, "Bill KB3GUN"
> <kb3gunlessspam(a)swronline.com> wrote:
>> I think SnowMan was speaking of going between 4Hi and 4Lo, not 2Hi to 4Hi.
> I was as I stated.
Which was, and I quote:
> On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:47:38 -0500, Mike Romain <romainm(a)sympatico.ca>
>> As I mentioned, I think it would be total insanity to have to stop
to go into or out of 4 high. I didn't think Ford was that bad.....
> Gee I always stop to do so and have for over 30 years.
If that is the case, then I think you are totally insane and a hazard
that should 'not' be allowed on the road.
My opinion stands, 4 low was not mentioned...
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From: Ivan Jager on 8 Mar 2007 17:58
On Thu, 8 Mar 2007, Mike Romain wrote:
> SnoMan wrote:
>> On Thu, 8 Mar 2007 07:32:06 -0500, "Bill KB3GUN"
>> <kb3gunlessspam(a)swronline.com> wrote:
>>> I think SnowMan was speaking of going between 4Hi and 4Lo, not 2Hi to 4Hi.
>> I was as I stated.
> Which was, and I quote:
> SnoMan wrote:
>> On Tue, 06 Mar 2007 09:47:38 -0500, Mike Romain <romainm(a)sympatico.ca>
It looks like SnoMan missed this bit:
>>> On our Jeeps, we have to be stopped or better just rolling slowly to put
>>> them into 4 low.
And read this as if you were still talking about 4low <-> 4high
>>> As I mentioned, I think it would be total insanity to have to stop to go
> into or out of 4 high. I didn't think Ford was that bad.....
>> Gee I always stop to do so and have for over 30 years.
If you keep reading what he wrote, you eventually get to
> the shift. I shift in and out a low range a LOT in winter plowing snow
I was also confused until I realized he just misread what you were
saying. You're both saying you need to stop (or almost stop) to switch
between 4 low and 4 high.
IMHO both of you are among the more competent people on this group.
From: Ron Hinds on 10 Mar 2007 15:48
"truckdummy23" <none(a)000.com> wrote in message
> It�s a 1997 Ford, Expidition auto transmission...I was told to come to
> a complete stop and put truck in n or park to switch..not sure if that
> is necessary..;thanks
It's only necessary when shifting into 4-low range. The Ford Expedition,
just like virtually all other modern 4-wheel drives, can be shifted to/from
2-high and 4-high at any speed.