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need hubs locked or not?

I have an 06 F 250 4X4 with a manual transfer case... is it true that the 4 wheel drive will not work if the hubs are not locked in? Ive heard that it will just be better on the truck if you lock them in...
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yes you need to lock them in for your 4wheel drive to work.


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The lever in your truck locks in the TC, and the knob on your hub locks in the hub. You must do both. That's the whole idea of the auto hubs...you don't have to get out to lock them. You can drive around with the hubs locked and the TC in 2 wd, that way when you hit some mud/snow/whatever you just lock the TC inside the truck and don't get your boots muddy.

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if you drive around with the hubs locked in will your gas mileage be affected?
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i believe so. I think thats why they call them-free spin hubs (less resistance in the drivetrain).
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if you drive around with the hubs locked in will your gas mileage be affected?
I'm sure it will affect mileage a little, but I'm talking about leaving them locked during a snow storm, or if you know you're going to go through mud, etc. Not year-round. I would unlock them on the hiway too.

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