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Old 02-11-2020, 10:18 PM #1
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Where to exercise your 4wd in the off season.

So the 4wd system needs to be exercised from time to time. Any tips on finding spots to do just that? Is running it in the rain, on a straight away ok (google search Taco guys saying to do that)? Thanks.
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Straight away, wet or dry is fine. I do mine on the highway...
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Find a local park playground and do some donuts around the merry-go-round in alternating directions... you'll be golden.
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So the 4wd system needs to be exercised from time to time. Any tips on finding spots to do just that? Is running it in the rain, on a straight away ok (google search Taco guys saying to do that)? Thanks.
Kinda location-dependent.

Here in so cal, I can always go off pavement.

Where are you?

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Should be able to find some service roads. Most are unpaved, especially in state and national parks. Or if you find some backroads/farmer that doesn't mind.

Straight road works too according to the manual, just not as fun.
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I can just drive around my property. Or for hundreds of miles in my town.

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When is the "off season" for 4wd?
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When is the "off season" for 4wd?
In CO a lot of trails are closed during winter due to snow levels.
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Another question is it also important to put in 4LO from time to time.
I assume you guys aren't referring to doing that on the highway...
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Another question is it also important to put in 4LO from time to time.
I assume you guys aren't referring to doing that on the highway...
I do on a straight empty road and use the locker. Or I'll shift into low in my driveway just to exercise the locker.
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I use an old closed up/abandoned KMart parking lot to exercise 4LO. Straight roads for 4HI and gentle curves and lane changes are no problem.
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