got it. /thanks/.
i see. so in the part time case in the taco shifting into 4hi or 4lo i guess drives the front driveshaft and the front axle. and the manual hubs lock the wheels to the axle i guess.
can i just also ask -
do you ever take off O/D to keep it in third in the LC - say when at speed on the highway? meaning you turn off O/D and basically downshift?
do you use CDL lock and/or 4hi/4lo gearing and/or put it in 2nd differently in some way going steep uphill as compared to going steep downhill. like say the million dollar highway in colorado or something. are you in one combination or another on an uphill as compared to a downhill for one reason or another?
i did see the manual wants you in Drive when towing uphill and not 2nd or first for some reason related to burning something up. but is there any difference in normal driving uphill as compared to downhill?
i hope you don’t mind. i try to ask the pros here questions when i get the chance...
As you are beginning to understand the 'functions' of the system.....you are then left with the how/when to use them.
Since there are a plethora of on/off conditions you might encounter....it is hard for us to always suggest the best 'mode' for you to be in. We can make general statements though.
The good thing about the 80 series (with a CDL button and 7 pin mod) is that combined with the transmission (3 speeds and OD button, along with 2nd gear start capability) you have almost infinite DRIVER CONTROL/INPUT. You don't have to just leave it in 'automatic'. You can select any number of gears/modes to suit the conditions. Many folks never avail themselves of all the options.
The more you drive it, understand it, experience it......the more you will appreciate it.