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APT

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Posted: 07/14/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 2020 GM HD trucks have available automatic 4WD (high range) mode. This is still a 2-speed transfer case with 2WD, Auto/4WDHi locked, and 4WD Low locked. I have something similar in my Suburban and many many of the half tons have had it for 20 years.

I use 4WD auto when the roads are partially snow covered for improved stability with the ability to turn on pavement without damage and binding.

* This post was edited 07/14/20 12:02pm by APT *


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Posted: 07/14/20 07:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

APT wrote:

THe 2020 GM HD trucks have availible automatic 4WD (high range) mode. This is still a 2-speed transfer case with 2WD, Auto/4WDHi locked, and 4WD Low locked. I have something similar in my Suburban and many many of the half tons have had it for 20 years.

I use 4WD auto when the roads are partially snow covered for improved stability with the ability to turn on pavement without damage and binding.

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APT wrote:

The 2020 GM HD trucks have available automatic 4WD (high range) mode. This is still a 2-speed transfer case with 2WD, Auto/4WDHi locked, and 4WD Low locked. I have something similar in my Suburban and many many of the half tons have had it for 20 years.

I use 4WD auto when the roads are partially snow covered for improved stability with the ability to turn on pavement without damage and binding.


I also have found the auto setting perfect for regular over the road driving in snow. The ability of 4x4 when slipping and no 4x4 push when making those sharper 90 degree turns.

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I’ve seen those 4WD trucks with an AWD setting. They have clutches inside which have no business inside an HD T-case!

Skip the AWD T-case and get a standard 2hi, 4hi, N 4lo.


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dodge guy wrote:

I’ve seen those 4WD trucks with an AWD setting. They have clutches inside which have no business inside an HD T-case!

Skip the AWD T-case and get a standard 2hi, 4hi, N 4lo.


Because we know a high percentage of HD truck owners are rock crawling in their spare time. Or is more likely just trying to get off the wet grass. Pays to be realistic how the majority actually use the vehicles.

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The way I see it....I hopefully will be able to find a truck at the right price that fits my needs. If it has the normal 4WD, that's fine, If it has the Auto option that's fine too now that I understand it. There aren't many trucks out there right now. At least not in the Northeast. I'll buy one if the deal is right. I haven't found a dealer that has more than 3-4 HD trucks on their lots. It's a very unique and difficult time to buy a truck. I will say this....I kind of like doing the negotiation dance from the comfort of my house. The process is a little slower because you don't get that one on one relationship but I don't have to walk out the door, I don't have to "talk things over with my wife", I can have several negotiations going at the same time, pit one dealer against the other in real time with real invoices etc. 100% no pressure on my end. Just think how much fuel I already saved LOL

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We are running 6 days a week, 24 hrs a day. Once parts get a little more stable, I'm sure we will be at 7 days a week.

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https://www.sarchionechevrolet.com/search/new-chevrolet-silverado-2500hd-randolph-oh/?cy=44265&md=71&tp=new

About 160 miles from you, they have 17 in stock. Did you try searching on autotrader or cars . com ?

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APT wrote:

The 2020 GM HD trucks have available automatic 4WD (high range) mode. This is still a 2-speed transfer case with 2WD, Auto/4WDHi locked, and 4WD Low locked. I have something similar in my Suburban and many many of the half tons have had it for 20 years.

I use 4WD auto when the roads are partially snow covered for improved stability with the ability to turn on pavement without damage and binding.


Where are you guys getting the auto 4 wd from? In mine, 2020 2500 lt gasser there is 4 low, 4 hi and 2 wd. No auto. Unless the 4 hi does both? My old 2012 1500 had 2wd, 4 hi, 4 low and auto. I haven't sceen the auto in the 2020 2500s.


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ExxWhy wrote:

https://www.sarchionechevrolet.com/search/new-chevrolet-silverado-2500hd-randolph-oh/?cy=44265&md=71&tp=new

About 160 miles from you, they have 17 in stock. Did you try searching on autotrader or cars . com ?


I found one about 200 miles from me. It's an LT model. The dealer I've been working with has completed a dealer trade and should have the truck in their possession first part of next week. I'm hoping it's in my possession before next weekend. We will see!

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