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I can put my transfercase in 2wd low on my 70 FJ40. On the glove box plaque it says not to do that. Y not? i dont see how it could hurt anything. and hopefully i didnt. thanks
 
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i don't think it can hurt anything, and lots of people make it so they can do it too. there is a shift plate that can be cut to allow this. one day i'm going to do it to my 40.
 
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There is probably an increased possibility of popping your rear driveshaft, or an axle shaft (if locked up). But I use 2wd low all the time with no ill effects. I wouldn't worry about it too much.
 
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Mine can do that, but I never use it. I've heard it's good on the trail to get out of some jams, but I think you'd have to go light on the gas--all that torque to one driveshaft might do some damage if you stomp it.
 
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Mine can do that, but I never use it. I've heard it's good on the trail to get out of some jams, but I think you'd have to go light on the gas--all that torque to one driveshaft might do some damage if you stomp it.
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yes it would :whoops: never thought of that! also do you all reccoemnd the TC saver? u can get it at JT outfitters and also CCOT too i think i htink that it would be a good investment :beer:
 

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I run the Amway-style t-case saver and one mongo skidplate. IMO, the stocker is too weenie for real protection.

I've used 2wd low for LOTS of years, probably 7-8, and have yet to have issue. I normally run in 2wd-low and hit 4 when an obstacle approches. Even in granny I've experienced zero problems.
 
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OK good. lol. yeah it does have a lot of torque on the rear axle when its in 2wd low. i figured that out when I gave it a lot of gas on pavement one day :whoops:. but its still holding together. did it come like that from the factory??
 

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No, it did not come that way from the factory. Someone has modified, or removed the shift gate for the t-case. No big deal....

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Torched mine in about 60 seconds, no mods necessary on the vacuum linkage like you said and I used to do that in my older 40 all the time. Makes it a breeze to turn a rig around that's welded in the rear and has a detroit in the front. Saves birfs if backing up as well.
 

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