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what is the proper setting for the front hubs for on road use

what is the proper setting for the front hubs and in the cab
 
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You really should read your owners manual.Several times.
 
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It depends. For the most part, the Auto setting is what you usually want. The manual setting is there in case the vacuum system isn't working properly. Guys that are in 4x4 conditions for months at a time sometimes leave the hubs in manual.
 
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Between google and this site we don't need no stinkin manuals.
 
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run them in Auto most of the time. But once a month or two I lock the hubs in and just run the truck in 2wd to lube and rotate the front end. I do this if I have not used the front end for a period of time.
 
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I lock them in when the truck is on the hoist getting the winter tires installed, and I unlock them in the spring when getting the summer rubber back on. Super cold temps slow the auto lock function at speed, if they’re locked in you have a much quicker SOTF engagement.
 
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It depends. For the most part, the Auto setting is what you usually want. The manual setting is there in case the vacuum system isn't working properly. Guys that are in 4x4 conditions for months at a time sometimes leave the hubs in manual.
bingo, I run them in "on" in the winter and "auto" after because it goes into 4wd quicker and will actually go into 4wd even in super sub-zero temps. the switch on the dash controls whether I am in 4WD now.
 
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That’s exactly how you want to do it. No issues engaging 60/70mph with the hubs locked with insane cold temps, with windshield factor, -60f or colder engagement is no different at 32f with everything already up to speed.
 
 
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