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So do any of these trucks have "on the fly" 4x4? Im only asking because i know i do not have to lock my hubs for my truck to kick into 4x4 and spin all 4tires.
Was camping last weekend and trying to back up a hill and it just wouldnt do it in 2x so i turned the switch to 4x4 hi and it went right up that hill instantly, never touched the hubs once. And no my hubs were not locked at the time, i checked and can barely even turn the hubs with bare hands. Basically stuck open without plyers. Need to tear apart and regrease everything.
If you have a manual it should explain to you how you should use your 4x4. I have never read mine mainly casue my dad had on 02 F350 and when we would travel over the passes in the snow he would never lock his hubs, just turn the switch and it was in 4x4, He expalined it to me that if you were stuck right then and there you would want to lock your hubs cause it can sometimes take a few hundred feet for them to lock by themselves.
You could also just drive it down the street with the hubs unlocked, turn teh switch to 4x4 hi and then step on the gas, you can feel teh difference between 2x and 4x. If you dont feel any difference then your hubs may need to be locked for your 4x4 to really engage.