Shifting out of 4low

caszak

Member
Joined
Apr 19, 2019
Messages
17
Reaction score
4
Location
New York
Vehicle(s)
2019 JL
I literally swapped both in the parking lot on my lunch break. :LOL: There is a good instructional video on YouTube. I just watched it and brought the tools I needed to work with me. All together it took 30-45 minutes.
Thank you.





Advertisement

 

mrhumble1

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jason
Joined
Feb 11, 2019
Messages
282
Reaction score
337
Location
Denver, CO
Vehicle(s)
JL Rubicon, 2-Door, Manual
The b&m transfer case shifter makes it a lot easier by giving you more leverage. And rolling very slowly with trans in neutral (manual or automatic) is the best way. Also the more you use it the easier it gets.
Side note: if you have a manual, the sport shifter is definitely worth the money as well.

IMG_20190408_210722414.jpg
Gee thanks... Just what I needed... Another post reminding me how sweet those shifters are. I think that's my next upgrade. Also, thanks for letting us know the install is simple. :like:

With a manual transmission you can just press the clutch in and shift into or out of 4L (while rolling). No need to shift it into neutral.

That’s what I do and I just checked the manual to make sure.
Thank you so much for verifying this. I never understood why being in gear mattered if the clutch pedal is in, but I appreciate you chiming in and answering my question. I was surprised I missed this when I read the manual so I also checked and saw the same thing you did:

upload_2019-6-24_7-59-24.png

upload_2019-6-24_7-59-51.png
 

RikFlairWoo

Well-Known Member
First Name
GG
Joined
Jan 23, 2018
Messages
59
Reaction score
50
Location
Fort Worth
Vehicle(s)
1998 TJ Sahara
I noticed the Wrangler 4x4 worked the same as the OP mentioned. When test driving the Rubicon JL with an auto trans. Going into 4LO while stationary was extremely challenging. Damn near impossible. My Trail Premium model has to be in neutral to go in and out of 4 low. The transfer case is much smoother than the Wrangler. I always error on the side of caution and use 4low if i feel the need. Especially when I am in unfamiliar territory.
2Hi /4Hi until you get stuck, 4Lo to get you out. Bad news bears if you get stuck in 4Lo in the middle of nowhere, unless you've got a winch or a buddy (or both).
 

Az-jewel

Well-Known Member
First Name
Julie
Joined
May 1, 2019
Messages
237
Reaction score
409
Location
Sunny AZ
Vehicle(s)
‘18 JLU Sport S
Build Thread
Link
Occupation
SAHM
I just used mine yesterday for the first time and it was really hard getting in and out of 4lo. I have a 6-so and was rolling slowly ... not sure if I damaged it, seemed ok. I hope it’ll be easier next time I try it.
 

brazos

Well-Known Member
First Name
Joe
Joined
Apr 4, 2019
Messages
933
Reaction score
1,656
Location
Texas
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLU Sport, Giant singlespeed mountain bike, Hobie Revolution kayak
Occupation
Dog Feeder
I lift my right leg and put my knee behind my hand on the shifter.

Much more powerful, and perhaps more important, much more controllable, shifting out of 4L.
 

Maverick909

Well-Known Member
First Name
Brian
Joined
Jan 15, 2019
Messages
1,309
Reaction score
1,212
Location
SoCal
Vehicle(s)
2018 JL sport unlimited, 1976 GMC High Sierra 4x4 Lifted on 35's
after a few trips on trail it will get easier to shift in and out of 4L. That and you'll learn what it likes and doesn't like when shifting.
 

mrhumble1

Well-Known Member
First Name
Jason
Joined
Feb 11, 2019
Messages
282
Reaction score
337
Location
Denver, CO
Vehicle(s)
JL Rubicon, 2-Door, Manual
after a few trips on trail it will get easier to shift in and out of 4L. That and you'll learn what it likes and doesn't like when shifting.
Yeah on my last two trail runs I just got moving slowly, pressed the clutch in, and pulled the lever into 4LO. If I am going around 5MPH it grinds a little but I am not worried about that. I can't be going exactly 2-3MPH when I am on uneven trail road so I just do my best.

I was also having issues with the Sway Bar disconnect, but I realized that was because I was trying to disconnect it when still in 2HI. When I push the button after shifting into 4LO it disconnects quickly.
 

Brew211

Well-Known Member
First Name
Todd
Joined
Jun 18, 2018
Messages
522
Reaction score
345
Location
Peoria, Arizona
Vehicle(s)
2018 JLUR - Manual, Tundra
Vehicle Showcase
1
The b&m transfer case shifter makes it a lot easier by giving you more leverage. And rolling very slowly with trans in neutral (manual or automatic) is the best way. Also the more you use it the easier it gets.
Side note: if you have a manual, the sport shifter is definitely worth the money as well.

IMG_20190408_210722414.jpg
What are your thoughts as to why the manual shifter is worth the $$?
Thanks
 

KSwilly

Well-Known Member
First Name
Karl
Joined
Apr 10, 2020
Messages
78
Reaction score
181
Location
Culver City, CA
Vehicle(s)
2020 JLU Willys in Hellayella
Vehicle Showcase
1
Starting off - Transfer Case in 4H and transmission in D.
Get moving about 2-5mph.
Put Transmission in N
Put Transfer Case in N, then quickly to 4L. You'll probably get a notice on the dash about ESC disabled.
Put Transmission in D.
Jeep should be good to go.

All of this should take less than 5 seconds.

In reverse order:
Get moving slowly.
Transmission to N
Transfer Case to N, then to 4H.
Transmission to D.

Practice on level dirt a few times.
 

Advertisement




Quadratec
 



Advertisement
Top