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post #1 of 5 Old 03-27-2008, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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4x4 Question?

I am sort of new to this whole thing but I am looking at buying an 03 F350 PSD with the electronic 4x4 switch on the dash but also with the manual locking hubs at the wheels. I was just curious as to the advantages and disadvantages of this as opposed to shifting it into 4 wheel drive with the stick. I am just wondering what would be the best thing to look for as i have had some bad luck with vehicles breaking down in the past. Any help would be great.
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You just keep them on auto and the hubs will vacume lock when put in 4x4 but if they fail for some reason you can turn and lock them yourself

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The diggest down fall to having the switch on the dash is that it can fail. I had friend that had to drive about 40 miles with his pickup in 4low. Nobody laughed at him, ya right. I have an 04 but thank god I still have the transfer case shifter on the floor, so when I put the 4X4 in I know it is in.


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i have the electronic and i plow, off road, whatever i throw at the truck and never a problem, i did throw away the stock hubs for milemarker!



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I have the switch on the dash, junked the auto hubs for the warn hubs, never had a problem.


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