5 Things You Should Never Do In A 4X4 Vehicle

By | December 10, 2017

5 Things You Should Never Do In A 4X4 Vehicle

Five ways that you could damage your 4×4 while off road.
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5 Things You Should Never Do In A 4X4 or 4WD Vehicle. Never drive on pavement with part-time 4WD, nor with a differential locked. Always put the car in neutral and come to a stop before putting the transfer case in 4 Lo. Never floor it when you’re trying to get unstuck. Be sure to use traction control appropriately, leaving it on when driving on snow, ice, or while rock crawling, and turning it off (or using an appropriate terrain mode) when driving through sand or mud. Finally, be sure to inspect underneath your vehicle after any serious off road adventure. Be safe and have fun out there! Thanks for watching.

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20 thoughts on “5 Things You Should Never Do In A 4X4 Vehicle

  1. Ken Shackleton

    Flooring it works great until you stop…as long as you are moving…power is the way to go baby!

  2. Logan Swetnam

    Why this dude sound like he about to challenge my grandma to a video game

  3. Ali Lazzem

    A little question please about the four wheel low gear
    When you're statistical and you want to try to do an acceleration to gain some momentum to climb over a tough dune of sand
    Do you use first gear or second ? Just to move when you're in the stationary position

  4. Petrol Head Mods

    This is so specific to modern 4×4 none of this applies to classics btw there r defo situations to floor it nd if you have free wheeling hubs it doesnt matter if u have difflocks in the axle

  5. Alex Laidlaw

    If ur tires are packed with mud in a mud whole you can't ease out of it. You have to pin it in 4h and get that mud out of the tires. Dig ur way out

  6. vb7200

    Never floor it thing is somewhat true, except when you're in deep snow that has a road under it (like in a parking lot or something). Heat from the tires spinning melt snow and ice, and the speed it's spinning at when it grabs on the pavement shoots you out of the rut, and don't let off that gas until you know you're in a safe spot. Easing on the gas there won't get you anywhere.


    We have several Jeeps and a Toyota 4runner off road racer!!! If you don't understand your 4×4, then you should not have one!!  Do your homework!!  I am a female and I  race the 4 Runner in the Coal Hills of PA, I know how all of our 4 x4's work on and off road!!!!!!!

  8. justin stearns

    Sometimes…especially in mud you have to floor it to get your tires to spin fast enough to clean the treads out…if the tread is full of mud its like a drag slick…no traction..but your are more likely to damage somethin doin it…

  9. fecklar jenkins

    So before I leave do some full time 4wd burnout doughnuts, gotcha

  10. David Doyle

    Maybe should've added a comment about deflating tyres when going off road.


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