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Re: AUTO TO MAUAL HUBS
One other point of clarification. It is shift on the fly, so you DO NOT have to stop to push the button and engage the 4wd high (Note: 4wd low shift from 4 high must be done at a stop). You do have to stop to get out and do the hubs, before you shift it into 4wd high. You can then hit the button again to disengage 4wd high, although the hubs are still engaged in 2wd. There was some chat a week or so ago concerning this hub engagement. It is perfectly fine to leave the hubs engaged, on or off road, you just don't want to be shifted into 4wd on a paved surface with good traction as drivetrain "binding" occurs. I am also of the opinion that leaving your hubs locked over a period of time does reduce fuel economy, although this has been debated. I have done a brief mileage check and did notice a difference. How much? Not so much that most would worry about.
The Juice, '95 Ford Bronco XLT, White, 5.8, E4OD, 4" Rancho, 35's, 4.10, ARB/LSD, lots else