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Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Mon Dec 01, 2008 4:43 pm

So the wintry weather is starting to pick up here in Wisconsin and its time to put that 4WD on my Jeep to good use. I am having a bit of a problem though with the entire 4WD system. I know that that there are four different types: Part time, full time, 4Hi, and 4Lo. What I don't get is what the difference is between them. Which one would I use when there's snow on the road? Also, I can't seem to figure out how to shift to full time, the other three I can get but for some reason I don't know ho to get to full time. If anyone could help me out I'd appreciate it thanks!
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RE: Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:43 pm

Feel free to correct this:

Part time vs. full time-usually this is used to differentiate 4x4 systems across different vehicles, not different modes. Usually you have one or the other. Is "full time" printed on the switch?

4hi is a high range 4x4. This is the ideal mode for when there is snow on the road

4Lo is a low range 4x4. I'm pretty sure that you should use this during bad rains.

Your best resource on this is probably your owner's manual.
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RE: Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:42 am



Quoting Bok269 (Reply 1):
4hi is a high range 4x4. This is the ideal mode for when there is snow on the road

4Lo is a low range 4x4. I'm pretty sure that you should use this during bad rains.

Nooo you should only be using 4Lo in off-road/extreme conditions...Never never use 4Lo on dry pavement. It's good off road for climbing/descending hills etc. Stick with 4Hi unless you get massively stuck or something.
 
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RE: Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:49 am

If you're concerned about winter traction and handling, the very best thing you can do is get a set of dedicated winter tires, like Bridgestone Blizzaks.  yes 

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RE: Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:44 am



Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
If you're concerned about winter traction and handling, the very best thing you can do is get a set of dedicated winter tires, like Bridgestone Blizzaks. yes

Actually the very best thing would be to move out of Wisconsin. You know kill two birds with one stone  duck 
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RE: Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:11 pm



Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4):
Actually the very best thing would be to move out of Wisconsin. You know kill two birds with one stone

So long as you move well south, that is. Otherwise, a move might make things worse.  Wink

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RE: Anyone Here Have A Jeep Liberty?

Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:22 pm

Only use 4Lo if you get stuck, don't use 4Lo for any extended period of time or above 10-15 MPH.

Use 4High, and even then don't go over 40-50 mph.
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