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few questions

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by stillen, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. stillen

    stillen Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    figured id throw these out there, my search turned up vague answers..

    pushing is 2wd, and only clicking in 4wd when tires spin.... My thought is if i am in 4wd to start i wont be spinning where 2wd starts to slip.

    Is there more strees on truck pushing in 2wd, compared to 4wd.

    How much does my MPG drop when pushing

    do i really need all these strobes, or will a $40 fisher magnectic light work?.

    should i plow in OD, or tow/haul mode? 2nd gear?...

    what is a safe speed to plow at.

    I'll be doing mostly residential driveways................. Mostly double passes, no longer 60 feet in length,

    Thanks guys
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    check this thread on transmissions
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2008
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Basher is right on the money. I will add 1 thought tho. If you plow in 2 wheel drive and wait till the tires spin before you go to 4 wheel drive it may be too late and now you are stuck.
  4. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    85% of the time we plow in 4x4...

    when i start to feel the front tires grabbing and jerking the truck slightly, after the pavment gets clean , then i switch into 2wd, at that point to leave it in 4wd does put stress on the ujoints and other parts

    i would rather transport in 2wd, but when its snowing we leave them in 4wd

    if its a truck that is only snow, and sits between storms, park it in 4 wheel , so its ready to go next time

    plow using Drive, ur transmission knows what gear is best, OD off - tow,haul -ON keeps a better power band

    adn i would avoid using the auto 4wd... i couldnt say for sure, but i would think it would consently be shifting beween 4 and 2-- its not the easiest thing on the transfercase..pick one or the other and run with it, till conditions require a change

    for more chevy info ask B&B :waving: