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Old 05-11-2013, 12:37 AM
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So I've had my Dakota for 2.5 month now and am curious. I see a lot of 07 SLTs like mine and most have a switch that is 2WD / 4WD / 4WD LOW.

Mine says 4wd / 4wd lock / 4wd low. WTF?

I have no 2wd?

Did they make two versions?

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Yes, they did. Your 4wd is basically all-time 4x4, or AWD. 4wd lock is real 4x4.
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Yes, they did. Your 4wd is basically all-time 4x4, or AWD. 4wd lock is real 4x4.
Thank you...

That's what I was guessing. Any disadvantages to my setup?
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I have the Awd as well all tho mine says AWD/4x4 hi/ 4x4 low. Only negative that I have had is you cant roast the rear tires!
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A little worse gas mileage compared to those with 2WD, but only 1 MPG or so. No real disadvantage, and you get better traction in slippery road (or off road) conditions without having to engage the real 4x4.
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A full description of these systems can be found in the owners manual starting on page 316. Link to owners manual below.

http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/owners/manuals/
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