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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 10:23 PM
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4wd usage question

I have a '79 CJ7 and was wondering if for example I enable 4wd and lock my hubs for driving on snow, if/when I get to an area that has been cleared I disengage the 4wd but should I also unlock the hubs if I'm going to re-engaging it again soon?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 12-25-1999, 11:35 PM
 
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Re: 4wd usage question

When I use to live in Detriot nearly evertbody I knew lock their hub at the first site of winter and ran all winter till spring with the hubs lock in 2wd

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 07:41 AM
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You can keep hubs locked any time unless Jeep has locker in front end. Just don't put in 4wd on pavement

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-26-1999, 07:49 AM
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Re: 4wd usage question

If you are on the pavement you can run it in 4wd for short periods (say between snow patches). The YJ doesn't have a centre diff such as Landrover 90/discoveries which is why they can have permanent 4wd. If left in 4wd you would damage drive train due to "unreleased" torque between fore and aft wind-up. As long as you don't a locker in the front you are a'reit (as they say here) with hub locked as the previuous poster said

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