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  1. fright89

    fright89 1/2 ton status

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    my old 84 blazer had auto hubs which i guess are not real strong but all i ever get into out here in mass. is snow and sand and mild hill climbing. never really thrashing , flexin or rock crawling like most of you guys. the 84 rusted bad and i could not keep it parked at my parents house, which is where i lived at the time. you know the deal, you cant keep that thing in our driveway. Now i have an 89 that is parked in my drivway at my house. the 89 has manual hubs. many times i am stuck in slow moving traffic on my way home while the snow starts to add up on the highway. is shifting into 4wd without locking the hubs doing anything for me or could it harm somthing? thanks

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  2. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Shifting into 4hi with the hubs unlocked does nothing for you. When there is snow on the ground I run around in 2WD with the front hubs locked...then if it starts to accumulate I throw it into 4Hi without getting out.

    Rene

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  3. fright89

    fright89 1/2 ton status

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    thanks does leaving them locked for a short time when in 2wd cause problems
     
  4. POWERMAD

    POWERMAD 1/2 ton status

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    I lock mine about once a month for a few miles just to keep the juices flowing in the front.


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  5. michaelm

    michaelm 1/2 ton status

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    zero harm done, you could leave them locked for ever
     

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