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does anyone turn their od on and off depending on the terrain they're on? also is there a advantage to doing this or not? thanks in advance for the responses.
 

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Only sometimes. It helps if you turn it off before a really steep hill so that you shift before you start climbing, instead of the middle of the hill where you lose momentum.

I mostly turn it off while driving downhill to get some engine braking.
 

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This has been discussed many times here and the general feeling is that there is no ill effect if you turn it off even regularly.

It is really there so while towing you can disable the OD especially on hills where it might continually shift up and back and be hard on the system and driver.

I sometime find that the OD wants to shift in town traffic back and forth and it gets old fast. So I turn off the OD for a better ride.
 

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Around town, I turn the O/D off. i don't see the need for it to keep shifting into O/D, just to shift out again the minute I put my foot on the gas. Once I hit the motorway, or maybe a smaller road but with no traffic or junctions, I click the O/D back in again. I prefer the level of engine braking i get with the O/D off too.
 

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i was trying this around town the other day, and thought it might be a good thing to leave it off, i know to turn it off while towing, i'm guessing if i leave it off around town, it might get me some more tranny life.
 

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I almost never disable mine. I think the light on the dash would make me a little nuttier than I already am...
 

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I used to switch it. Now I drive a little bit faster and that seems to have stopped all the up and down hunting from O/D. Speed limit around here is 35 mph in residential (type of area I live in), and freeway. By going a little faster than the limit gets me away from the 35 mph shift point. Hence, no hunting up and down. :)
 

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Turning the O/D off and on only makes me want a manual more. I only use it when merging onto the interstate since the CD4E likes to get into 4th gear at 40 mph if I don't select it.
 

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Out here I turn mine off when ever Assending or desending a steep hill or moutain pass I also turn it off when pulling my trailer with the ATV on Gravel roads :shades:
 
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