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nzhoppy1
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4wd

Unread post by nzhoppy1 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:14 am

Would one get more pulling power in 4wd high up a steep grade ?


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carriedi
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Re: 4wd

Unread post by carriedi » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:45 am

depends on what you are driving on. it will give you more traction on a dirt road. It won't add any power to the engine output. It will probably give you a slight loss in power output because you are adding more load to the power train. But not a noticeable amount most likely. If you are thinking about like when you are pull a long grade on the highway, no, it won't help you. Unless you rear wheels are loosing traction, 4wd won't help your engine get you up the hill.
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