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post #1 of 17 Old 10-08-2009, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Will 4x4 hurt my truck?

ok so I have a 2000 psd. im wondering if it will hurt my truck if I keep the 4x4 hubs locked all the time? I have to lock em to do a boost launch, and I dont feel like crawling out of my truck every time I want to race someone. just wondering....Thanks!

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You dont have the Auto hubs?

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it can hurt the mpgs and add strain on the front axle when driving on wet roads.

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You dont have the Auto hubs?
you can still lock auto hubs manually

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oh ok. Never even messed with mine, just leave em where their at in auto mode.

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How does it add strain to the axle on wet roads? Ive heard the same about the mpgs though. Just wonderin

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How does it add strain to the axle on wet roads? Ive heard the same about the mpgs though. Just wonderin
Lol my mpgs when I left me hubs locked were 6-8. IT didn't matter whether or not I drove it and babied it or drove it like a bat out of hell. Unlocked them eventually and they are around 13 now.

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Its definitely not a good thing for your truck. Its going to wear everything out alot faster. To be in 4x4 your truck needs to be on a loose surface so the tires dont bind up in turns. Is is going to instantly destroy your truck, no probably not. But it will increase tire wear, reduce mpg's, and wear out your frontend alot faster.

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Its definitely not a good thing for your truck. Its going to wear everything out alot faster. To be in 4x4 your truck needs to be on a loose surface so the tires dont bind up in turns. Is is going to instantly destroy your truck, no probably not. But it will increase tire wear, reduce mpg's, and wear out your frontend alot faster.
I don't think he is going to leave it in 4wd all the time....

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Probably won't hurt anything, think about it this way, dodge trucks don't even have locking hubs so they're always "locked in"
I think they have the same dana front axles as our trucks anyways.

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