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With the 09 Rancher do u need to be fully stopped to switch to 4X4 or vice versa, guys at dealership say its okay just don't be going to fast, "what does that mean?" I have been fully stopping while switching. Any thoughts?
 

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Yeah, you can switch into 4wd while moving, but like the dealer says, I wouldn't do it going real fast. Up to about 20 MPH, you shouldn't have any problems.
 

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Good to know as I look a bit wimpy stopping at every mud hole and after to switch, just didn't want to do any damage.
 

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just don't be hauling arse when you shift..10 to 20 mph..no more should be good enough to switch in and out of 4x4.
 

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Yeah, you can switch into 4wd while moving, but like the dealer says, I wouldn't do it going real fast. Up to about 20 MPH, you shouldn't have any problems.
i have a 06 400at im guessing i could do the same? i do the same thing stop switch in 4x4 then go lol girlfriend was giving me shit for it but like the op i just dont want to do any damage to it
 

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you don't have to stop to engage or dis engage 4x4 just let off the gas when doing so. thats how i do my Grizz and have never had an problem.
 

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I don't know of anybody that stops to change in and out of 4wd. Like 69 said, just let off the throttle and it's a good ideal not to be going real fast. I've changed into 4wd going 50 MPH before and it changed smooth with no noises or anything, but for safety reasons it's a good ideal to be going slow, just in case.
 

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my dealer /shop said like 2-5mph no load on wheeler /costing and it will be fine ive done it a coulpe time and seems to work out fine
 

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The trick to the selector is you should have the engine at idle speed. that means you can go as fast as you want just let of the gas until its at idle and gliding, like in 5th at idle speed. As long as its at idle speed you wont have any issues.
 

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The trick to the selector is you should have the engine at idle speed. that means you can go as fast as you want just let of the gas until its at idle and gliding, like in 5th at idle speed. As long as its at idle speed you wont have any issues.
Yeah, I agree with that. That's how I do it.
 

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The owner's manuel will tell you to stop, however this is only a safety reason so you don't have to take your hand off the grip to put into 4x4, ie Rancher, however as long as you don't have power to the engine or going fast it won't hurt anything. Also that came from my dealer as well as personal knowledge.
 
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