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bradleyjohno
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New to the game!

Unread post by bradleyjohno » August 20th, 2018, 9:13 am

Hey ladies and gents,

Just got my first 4wd and I'm keen to hit the tracks, been racing dirtbikes all my life and now onto something different, just a couple questions as I'd rather ask here then google. What does 4 Low, 2 High, 4 High do? And when is it best time to use those for certain conditions? Also what is RFW? THANKS!!!

cbd
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Re: New to the game!

Unread post by cbd » August 20th, 2018, 10:03 pm

G'day
RFW sounds like a ranger.
Put the truck into 4 wheel high. You'll see the 4 wheel symbols show on the dash. Push the RFW is the same as locking the hubs old school. Now your truck is driving by the 4 wheels. Is for Dirt road and off road use. And only up to 100kph Not on tared road where too much gripe and diferent lengths between front and back diffs means the drive train can get bound up. Bound up means damage.
Stop and select 4 low and RFW on and you'll the advantage of low speed and high talk that enables you to crawl both up and down on rougher tracks and lose surfaces like sand.
1st gear low you can use to walk down a Steep slope with control from your engine not touching the brakes. 3 low is a good all rounder on the flat.
In the low gears you can keep those revs above that 1500 so you can get power from your turbo. Below that the truck is very flat.

V Williamson
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Re: New to the game!

Unread post by V Williamson » August 21st, 2018, 2:46 pm

I thought "RFW" was "Robert Frederick Whitehead" who manufactured specialist trucks, often 4WD and 6WD in applications like offroad buses, like what the offroad tour companies might use, and trucks for powerline maintenance etc. etc.

bradleyjohno
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Re: New to the game!

Unread post by bradleyjohno » August 22nd, 2018, 1:02 pm

Yeah cbd, it’s a Ford Ranger PK XL 2011, thanks mate that helps a lot. What terrain would you use 4 High in?

cbd
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Re: New to the game!

Unread post by cbd » August 22nd, 2018, 10:05 pm

g'day
Dirt roads up to 100kph, beaches damp and hard packed sand.
Once you are slow or slopped that's when you'll reach for the lower gears.
You don't want to lose traction upslope or down....
You can dig your self a hole in the sand with wheel spin.. in high gear on the flat.
Is a here a 4x4 club in the local area?
Me? I'm not local I can get you into trouble but not out of it!
Much better to go out with someone local with local experience.
Meanwhile google tyre pressures..

cbd
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Re: New to the game!

Unread post by cbd » August 22nd, 2018, 10:18 pm

G'day V Williamson
Who the "hell" knows what "RFW" means.
It's in my owners book but never really explains why. Or why they use to that term?
All I know is that I don't have hop out and lock the hubs.
Maybe it's something to do with breaking the door seals and letting out the air conditioning?

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Re: New to the game!

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