DOva-raining real bad-no! 4WD does not stop hydroplaning so slowing down is the best way to manage that. Same is true for ice.d0va said:hey the titan is my 1st 4x4 vehicle one reason I purchased it 4x4 was for safety like when is raining real bad or ice on the road, does this mean I should not used the hi4x4 on this conditions... ?
:eyebrow: the other main reason is too off road:grunge: :thedevil:
thanks for that info :cheers:Kronos1965 said:DOva-raining real bad-no! 4WD does not stop hydroplaning so slowing down is the best way to manage that. Same is true for ice.
A locked differential will be supplying power to both wheels meaning if one slips, both are spinning and still not giving you the traction.
Snow, mud, sand are conditions for 4WD.
Your VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control) is a good device for preventing slippage-in rain/snow so leave it on! The system is there to help keep you on your steered path. If your Titan should start to oversteer (fishtail) or understeer (plow forward), VDC will reduce engine power and/or apply braking pressure to specific wheels to help keep you on course.
4-wheel Limited Slip (ABLS) applies braking force to a wheel that's losing traction while directing power to the wheels with a better grip.
Those two systems are your best bet when managing ice/rain. If you are on ice 4WD will help ONLY IF you reduce speed and prevent tires from losing traction.:kiss:
I agree, on this one. If I'm on the interstate, below the rated speed, I will engage 4 hi for 5 - 10 mi. In NO way would I ever drive in/ arround town with 4 engaged, or for long periods on pavement...... I use my truck for mostly getting fire wood in places I don't want to get stuck.... I Have done this on occasion, about every 3-4 mo when I haven't been off roading in a while.Justintoxicated said:Well I use mine on pavement every so often, just to engauge and disengauge it if I have not been offroad. I try to go in a straight line as well (not make turns when I do this). Guess I won't do it anymore....But I can't say i will totaly stop, every so often I may cross a paved road while offroading
I would not worry too much in this case, jsut be aware that you should not be in 4x4 on road if possible. I left mien of for a few miles before on accident.Lurchdubious said:the problem that i run into is that on the residential roads around my house the streets are covered in snow, then i go on a main road it will have been salted & completely dry, with some icy patches here & there. if i'm only gonna be on the main road for a couple blocks, i'll leave it in 4x4 just to avoid constantly switching back & forth. should i leave it, or switch all the time?
VingTsun_Titan said:sprintn said:I agree, on this one. If I'm on the interstate, below the rated speed, I will engage 4 hi for 5 - 10 mi.I'm a firefighter that drives a Distict Chief to fire calls in the city all the time. The dept. bought both Ford f-350,s and chev 2500's (although I feel like half a man behind the wheel of those things), and on calls, when its ugly out,I have shifted to 4 by at 75mph with not problems.Really? I thought you should be at a pretty slow speed to engage 4x4. You must be going 50-60 when you're engaging 4 wheel drive. Is that safe?
As for how good it is for the truck I dont know but if a Ford and a Chevy can do it a Titan should have no problem:cheers: