Driving in 4WD with front hubs unlocked bad?

Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by Mattio, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Mattio

    Mattio New Member

    Is it bad for the truck (with manual hubs) to be driving in 4WD with the front hubs unlocked?
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  3. OP

    Mattio New Member

    Actually, was able to find some info online. It looks like the consensus is that it's OK to do this in 4 hi but not in 4 lo...
  4. Scrambler82

    Scrambler82 Old Guy User

    Yes in low or high, just watch the speed.

    Also, using low when not in 4x will result in a lower rear wheel ratio so you will end up with a little better moving power.
  5. gcextreme

    gcextreme GCEXTREME Vendor

    Driving with your hubs locked, wont do any real damage, just excessive wear and tear on all the drive parts.
  6. 01B3000

    01B3000 ORIGINAL Portable Seizure

    Just make sure they are completely unlocked! You will destroy your hubs if you dont!

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