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    Default Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    Hi guys,

    Been told can't do it with the Jimny but can I with the pajero?

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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    4H makes use of the central diff lock, so no, you'll get wind up and break something.
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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    Quote Originally Posted by KPakkiri View Post
    Hi guys,

    Been told can't do it with the Jimny but can I with the pajero?
    Yes, the Pajero has a centre diff. In 4H it is open and you can drive like that on tar.
    4HLc is the next option up and that is a locked centre diff. In this setting you will get wind-up on any grippy surface and then damage is likely to occur somewhere if you try hard enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KPakkiri View Post
    Hi guys,

    Been told can't do it with the Jimny but can I with the pajero?
    With the oajero it is fine. As long as you don't put it in Hlc

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    My pajero is permanently in 4H
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    My pajero is permanently in 4H
    Same here.
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    In my Triton it is always in 4H.
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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    4HLC is equivalent to 4H on the Jimny, 4H is equivalent to an All Wheel drive car, so no problem driving like that 24/7.
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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    Do you have a setting for 2H in your paj? If you have, why would you like to drive in 4H on tarred roads?

    If you don't have 2H then your vehicle is an all time 4x4 which many of the SUV's are. Meaning it usually sends more power to the back wheels and a 'smart' centre diff prevents wind-up.
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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    Quote Originally Posted by bones View Post
    Do you have a setting for 2H in your paj? If you have, why would you like to drive in 4H on tarred roads?.
    It sometimes happens that you are driving very steep gravel mountain pass where the worst parts are paved for better traction and to protect the road and it sometimes incudes bends as well.

    Carlisleshoekspruit Pass near Rhodes comes to mind.

    I also once had to drive up a mountain to a communications tower which had a very steep winding road with a concrete surface all the way. At the start there is a sign warning you to use only 4x4 low range for safety reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bones View Post
    Do you have a setting for 2H in your paj? If you have, why would you like to drive in 4H on tarred roads?
    The Super Select System has a 2H setting yes. The 4H affords extra traction on tar especially in the wet.
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    ooops, I was unaware that the Paj was an all wheel drive vehicle. Sorry for the misleading information.
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    OP, I seem to recall you have a Gen2 Pajero? As far as I know they were fitted with the " Easy Select" system which doesn't allow driving on tar in 4H, might be wrong though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    OP, I seem to recall you have a Gen2 Pajero? As far as I know they were fitted with the " Easy Select" system which doesn't allow driving on tar in 4H, might be wrong though.
    My first Pajero (3.0V6 Gen2) was back in the early 90's and it was already running the Super Select with centre diff.

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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    Everything's already been said, but I just want to add some personal experience. We were on holiday in Mpumalanga this week and conditions were often wet and slippery. I went hiking at Mount Sheba on Wednesday (stunning...) and the drive up Robber's Pass proved quite entertaining. I didn't engage 4H and the combination of sharp, slippery bends, swb and lots of torque under power in 2nd gear caused me to spin out, fortunately with no drama. I hooked 4H and it clawed the road like a cat. I only switched back to 2H on Friday by the time we reached dry conditions at Alzu on the N4. There wasn't a noticeable difference in fuel consumption. I'm going to use 4H much more often in less than perfect conditions on tar from now on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    My first Pajero (3.0V6 Gen2) was back in the early 90's and it was already running the Super Select with centre diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riaan van Wyk View Post
    Roelf thanks. Daft moment I had, SS was launched in 1991 and not 2001 as my foggy brain told me this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoelfleRoux View Post
    Hehe...
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    Default Re: Can I drive on 4H on tarred roads?

    Interesting system. So then you have the option to drive 2H and 4H open centre diff as normal all time 4x4's, which is fine.

    With my bakkie if you select 4H centre diff automatically locks and I will use this only in extreme situations for a short period of time, as viertrek said, on tar.
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