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Old 01-30-2011, 12:58 PM
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Electronic Locking Axle?

New here, hopefully this is where this question goes. I am going to order an F250 6.7 4x4 Supercab. I am interested in the electronic locking axle option. When parking my camper, I back my 5th wheel off pavement, up a slope covered with gravel. I have to put my "97 into 4x4 once I get rear wheels on gravel or it spins out. I'm thinking that the E-lock would prevent this, if I can engage it without going to 4x4. If it requires 4x4 to engage the locker. the locker seems redundant. Thanks for opinions and experiences, Pete
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:22 PM
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Pete, no you do not have to be in 4 Wheel Drive to engage the E-Locker on these trucks. There is a rotary switch for the 4X4 H and L, for the rear locking differential all you need to do is pull the switch out and they are locked! Cool system... just like the big rigs.

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mine doesn't have it!! wtf. is it cause of the dually
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mine doesn't have it!! wtf. is it cause of the dually
It is an option... surely they offer it on the dually.
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I believe it comes with the FX4 package.
You get a dial to the right of the steering wheel but to the left of the nav/radio with 2H / 4H / 4L and your Hubs will say "On - Auto" or something of the sort.
Correct me if i'm wrong as I don't own a truck yet
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It will help when backing the 5er up but if it is much of a slope and gravel it willl still spin.
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Remember, without using the ELA, you will only have one rear wheel and one front pulling when in 4WD. When it is locked you now have 3 wheels pulling. I don't see it as redundant. I see it as an awesome option I wish I had!
Dually's do not have an ELA as an option, only a limited slip.

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Thanks for all the replies and information. It looks like the locker should go on my list! Pete
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I believe it comes with the FX4 package.
I think it is depended on the "rear end" and not the "FX4" packaging.

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Thanks for all the replies and information. It looks like the locker should go on my list! Pete
Yes it should be on your list!
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:09 AM
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I got the e-lock with my the 3.31 rear-end and lariat edition
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