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push button 4wd vs D/R 4wd
Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:16 PM
Posted 01 November 2005 - 07:21 PM
Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:46 PM
You can always swap in a dual range in the loyales with the pushbutton 4wd, so it's not the end of the world even if you get the loyale now and want dual range later.
Posted 01 November 2005 - 10:51 PM
Posted 01 November 2005 - 11:06 PM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 01:47 AM
The Dual range is the greatest. swapped it in a year later and i've never looked back. In mud, deep snow, bigger tires, up hills the dual range trumps the single range, if you want to finesse an obstical, if you don't mind blasting ahead all engines full the push button is fine.
My theory why the D/R is better, there are no electronics to mess up, its all mechanical. when its in, its in, the pushbutton can bork on you.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 02:35 AM
If the car's in primo shape, buy it and put in a d/r tranny. It's an easy swap that you could do in a matter of hours.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 02:52 AM
The 86 GL, 87 GL and the 2 88's were 5 speed dual range... awesome tranny.
The 2 GL-10's and the 92 and another 86 were push button 4WD... worked, but it was hard to tell when exactly it kicked in. Once it was in though it worked great.
Both brats are dual range... nice to have once you add a lift kit... nothing beats the CLUNK of manually shifting the tranny too... better than clicking a little button hoping that something happens. (Our Kia Sorentos at work have a dial... sometimes it takes like 5 seconds to kick in)
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