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Old 05-19-2010, 04:41 PM Rookie

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Auto vs. Manual shift transfer case

Hi all!
Great site full of great info.
The first F250 I drove had a knob on the dash to shift the transfer case.
It had hubs with a "lock" and an "auto" setting.
I recently purchased an F350 that has only the "lock" setting and a floor shifter.
Any opinions on which system is better?
Like the auto function as opposed to having to get out of the truck to lock in the hubs.
Also, I previously had a Nissan Xterra with auto locking hubs. Once I locked in the hubs below 25MPH I could shift in and out of 4WD at any speed and not have any issues.
Anybody tried that in one of these rigs?
Any opinions would be appreciated.
Steve in Portland OR
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:46 PM
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i prefer the manual hubs when you have to get out and unlock it because you have less stuff that could possibly go wrong, you can leave em locked in and still shift from 2-4 wd no prob unless u go ta 4l then you have to stop, if something breaks its cheaper if you have manual hubs.
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