1998 GMC K2500 4x4 question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lewdo, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    I just bought a used GMC K2500 as a back up to my regular pick up. Not to familiar with GMC's as I have always had a Ford.

    When driving in just two wheel drive is it better to have the floor shifter in 2H or in the neutral position?

  2. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    in nuetral it will go nowhere everything is free wheeling
  3. procut

    procut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,852

    ^ yup. In neutral both axles are disconnected. I thought fords were the same way.
  4. PROCUT1

    PROCUT1 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from TN
    Messages: 4,891

    That question is almost........hmm....whats the word.......

  5. LindblomRJ

    LindblomRJ LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,570

    in neutral you wont go anywhere except down hill.

    So the correct answer and with most manual shift 4x4's 2high unless you need power to both axles.
  6. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Keep it in 2H. Neutral is just that, neutral.

    BTW, what engine does it have??
  7. barefeetny

    barefeetny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 533

    unless you get to the light and want to race hondas....

    then you want 4 low with the front hubs unlocked

    with a little weight in the back you can probably wheelstand

    i can't belive this question....hehehe
  8. lewdo

    lewdo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 86

    Thanks for help. Morons with smart comments real classy. I'm not a mechanic. My ford has a switch. Switch reads 2W and 4W. The GMC is a diesel truck.

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