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Old 10-17-2007, 05:20 PM
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SHIFT ON THE FLY

thinking about ordering a new truck and debating whether to get shift on the fly like i always have. if i get it w/o and i have the floor mounted t-case shifter how does that work in the superdutys? i have had this in an older f150 back in the day but didnt have auto/lock hubs up front. if i go into 4 wheel drive will i have to get out and turn the hub locks after i put it in 4 wheel or ? i have had issues with the shift on fly at times with other trucks so thought manual would be more dependable. thanks
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:24 PM
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You will have to have them lock them before you shift into 4 wheel drive. If you don't you will just be in 2 wheel drive even if you shift to 4x4. So in other words its all manual hubs.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:24 PM
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I ALSO HAVE HAD ISSUES WITH FLY SHIFT! GLAD TO BE BACK IN A MANUAL EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE RIG.........SO WHAT!!! I NEED THE EXERCISE!! LOL
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:25 PM
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Oh and you can still shift on the fly but your hubs will need to be locked in first.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:32 PM
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i would go manual. its a more simple design.

but, if you did get auto they last quite a while, and can be converted to manual pretty easily.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:39 PM
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I have always heard that manual is better. Can anybody actually tell me why. Just curious, I have manual and I want to know why mine are better
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:42 PM
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The auto hubs work on vacum, so there is more pieces in the system that can cause you issues such as leaks from hoses seals etc.
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Old 10-17-2007, 05:46 PM
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another problem, although not as common as the vacum is the motor for the electronic xfer shift.
if i had a choice i would get manual, the only problem youll probally ever have is the hubs getting sticky and hard to turn if not used alot.
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Old 10-17-2007, 06:05 PM
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I had auto locking hubs on my F150. Never again, didn't work when I really needed them to
Manuals on the Superduty
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