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    09-13-2012, 01:27 PM
Yes, driving in any condition over 30 with 4x4 locked will do damage. The transfer case can't tell if it's dry, wet, snowy, or muddy, it just knows that it's spinning too fast.
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    09-13-2012, 01:44 PM
Green Broke
Hmm my truck never had a problem.

So what about permanent 4wheel drive then?

That's what my jeep had and according to consumer reports permanent 4x4 is different than AWD and different than regular lockable 4x4. I still don't understand how it's different, just that it is.
    09-13-2012, 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by nyx    
Finches are soooo cute! A baby sun conure im having such trouble trying to think of a name!
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Aww! You must share some pictures!
    09-13-2012, 02:23 PM
Originally Posted by Failbhe    
I used to have zebra finches too, they were so much fun! Do yours lay eggs, countryryder? I put a little nest into their cage and suddenly I had so many babies! I took the nest back out because I was having a hard time finding homes for all of them.
Oh yes,they're very prolific little guys,finches,lol! We used to have a male and female pair that would do the whole nesting/hatching thing,but the female died a couple years back,so now we have two males. But even they like to build nests.They were always fighting over the nest,so we got two nests now so they each have one. Now they just steal each others nesting materials,lol.It's pretty funny..
    09-13-2012, 03:28 PM
Ok, when you say "locked" I think of the old style where you had to actually get out of the truck and turn a lock on the hub, which translates to 4 Lo in newer vehicles. There is also a 4 Hi, which does allow higher speeds, although it will wear a transfer case faster doing that, but not like driving in 4 Lo. All time 4x4 is basically a modified 4 Hi. I believe that in this instance, the transfer case is essentially a part of the transmission. Which allows full time 4x4, but is more costly if either part goes out. Personally, I don't like all time 4WD, but that's just my preference. And keep in mind, this is all just the way I understand it, I could be completely wrong. But I was told by a mechanic when I had my Blazer that driving it in 4 Lo over 30 mph would result in very costly damages. For that reason I also hate electronic switches for that. The switch went out in my Blazer while it was in 4 Lo and locked the transfer case. I had to put the thing in neutral and load it on a trailer to get it fixed. It was a $30 part, but cost me a couple hundred in towing and labor. Pain in the butt.
    09-13-2012, 03:50 PM
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Ahhh haha yes that makes more sense. I was told that for me personally I should never use 4lo lol so I don't acidentally go to fast so I always had it in 4hi.

The new vehicles that have a lockable 4x4 basically have a button that locks the transfer case so it disables that whole switching tire movement. I believe it is 4hi for those or the vehicle decides based on speed.

My truck was 4x4 on the fly which is great for when you get in sticky situations quickly but it can and does wear out faster. Hopefully when it breaks it locks in 2wheel so you can get the part lol.

My jeep was that permanent 4x4 which was a disaster. I will never own a AWD vehicle that I cannot lock the transfer case, by button, switch, or manual.

My bf's dad's truck has the manual 4x4 lock. But you just have to have it in park and it's a lever on the floor. He has the newerish chevy truck.
    09-14-2012, 02:46 AM
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A lady whom I first met in the barn I bought Snickers from is now selling her horse. The reason? After returning from a calm, walk only tail ride and almost having reached the stables, her gelding suddenly started bucking and rearing furiously, doing everything to get her off. She fell, broke her spine in two places and one of her arms, too. She can move her limbs so the worst didn't happen, but she is majorly injured none the less. Nobody, including herself, doesn't understand what the heck happened. The gelding has always been very, very calm, even passive, has a good history, has been a trail plodder for several years already and is just 8-9 years old, with a minor breathing problem. It's just such a shame and they seemed to be such a good pairing. We went on a couple of trail rides together and her gelding was such a sweetheart! She will try to find a good home for him, but, with this history, it might be hard... :(
    09-14-2012, 06:02 AM
Wow! Was it in reaction to something? Or possibly a neurological disorder? Must have been terrifying!!
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    09-14-2012, 06:10 AM
Holy cow! That's horrible. Jeez could have been absolutely anything! I hope everything turns out for the best and I hope that doesnt turn her off riding, although that would completely kill my confidence. Poor lady!
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    09-14-2012, 06:24 AM
Green Broke
Hey Nyx, do you know anything about Bathurst? Orange is close-by right?

Once I was riding a mare I'd had since a yearling, just on a loose rein walk around the arena and she took off bucking, threw me off, kept bucking, ripped her foot through her reins, snapped them, bolted off bucking. She'd never done anything like that before, and she never did anything like that again. I have no idea what happened, but in the end I just guessed she was maybe bitten by something? I don't know. I feel sad for your friend.

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