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Hi Gang

My TB is an awesome tow vehicle, and I got two great sailing days this week.

I have a race I have to tow my 2000lb boat to on the highway for about 150 mi. Do you guys tow in 2WD or 4WD? 4WD around town felt better and actually got higher gas mileage


Usually drive 60-65Mph.

Whaddayathink?


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Your 4WD is not meant to be used on concrete it is only supposed to be used on loose footings that will allow your TB's tires to slip a little it says in the owners manual where they say you can use it :)
 

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Using 4 wd on anything but a loose or slippery surface will cause complete failure of the front diff (and a lot of other pieces of the drive-train).

Reading the owners manual when you pickup a vehicle may save irrevocable damage to your wallet; if you do not have one, we have provided them under the Resources tab.


Sorry, while I was typing (and tending to a couple of things) someone slapped your wrist.

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I was using A4WD. When I reread the manual, it seemed to indicate that it would only power the front axle when needed. Is that why I didnt damage anything?

How much snow on the ground before you guys go 4WD? Whoops wrong season.
 

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I was using A4WD. When I reread the manual, it seemed to indicate that it would only power the front axle when needed. Is that why I didnt damage anything?

How much snow on the ground before you guys go 4WD? Whoops wrong season.
A4ed is ok, it will only engage when the computer sees the rear wheels slip.

There is about 5% power going forward, but not enough to hurt anything.
 

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I was using A4WD. When I reread the manual, it seemed to indicate that it would only power the front axle when needed. Is that why I didnt damage anything?

How much snow on the ground before you guys go 4WD? Whoops wrong season.
When it is really slippery, ice, mud, sand, anything that is not dry and smooth.
 

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When your tires dont touch the pavement

I only use mine when my tires won't hit the pavement which isn't too often. If your tires are on the pavement in 4wd you'll feel the tires hopping pretty bad. If there is ice I use the 4awd. Makes me love my Trailblazer even more. Best feature ever. But why are we talking about snow? You planning a trip to Antarctica if so I'm in! If we can bring a penguin home.
 

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How much snow on the ground before you guys go 4WD? Whoops wrong season.
more then a dusting (an inch or so) that i put it auto4wd i only put it in 4wd high if i am pushing snow with the front bumper. lol. i never use 4low really in the snow. but i live in buffalo so i learned how to drive in a dodge neon in winter in snow storms due to my birthday being later in the year
 
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