View Poll Results: How Often do You Use 4Lo?
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Never. (Literally never/super rarely)
Once in a while. (max once to twice a year)
More often than most. (3+ times a year consistently)
All the time. (once a month or multiple times a month)
What's 4Lo? Or not a 4wd vehicle.
Thread: How Often do You Use 4wd Low?
01-06-2013, 10:21 AM #21
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- Sep 2012
- Coshocton, Ohio
I use it all the time for farm work, even in my dad's 3500. When you are trying to get out of one of our barn lots up a steep hill with up to 10 tons on the trailer, it comes in handy2000 Sierra Reg. Cab 5 Speed
01-06-2013, 01:06 PM #22
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- Jul 2010
- Denver, CO
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Multiple times per year, as I am an avid off-roader.
Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
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01-06-2013, 08:27 PM #23
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- Dec 2011
- Monterey, CA
4WD low in snow is less effective than putting the truck in second gear in hi-range 4WD. With my Duramax the Allison goes into a low traction mode and applies less torque to the wheels to minimize spinning. Low-range is going in the opposite direction. Try it next time.
01-21-2013, 04:56 PM #24
I've owned my truck since new and have only used L/4wd once just to see what it was like! I think H/4wd will get me through the most that i'll see!2010 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB (Silver) 4x4, ReadyLift 2.5" Level Kit, 305/60/18 Dick Cepek Mud Country, Go Rhino Nerf Bars, Husky Liners front and rear, Bushwacker Bed Rail Caps, Custom tuned. 4:11's
01-21-2013, 08:26 PM #25
Every time I drive my truck. I have a manual trans and manual locking hubs, so if I'm backing into a tight spot, it goes into 4LO. Same goes for any road I'm exploring. 4LO and hubs unlocked. Better torque and gear options. I can use 4th gear and 4LO to go 15 mph up to 50 mph. Funny thing is, I never even use 4HI, unless maybe a snowy asphalt highway. If I'm on a winding backroad, or off the highway, I'm in 4LO.
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