Originally Posted by Fx4wannabe01
Add a manual tcase and you've got a failsafe 4wd system. It's there 100% of the time when you need it...unless you're cool like me and crack a case in half.
It's funny you say that... my best friend has a truck almost identical to mine, running a Dixon kit and 33's on his '02 FX4 with a manual t-case. That truck and it's 4wd system has been FAR less reliable than my old clunky PVH set up.
The Live Axle set up has two major design flaws in that you have to have the axle shaft bolted in place to hold the hub/bearings together and the axle shaft is always connected and spinning. Sure this is great if it's all together and working, but when you break a CV you're in trouble. Big trouble. To the point of not being able to drive the truck. With a manual hub set up if you break an axle in any way you can either unlock the hub and keep going, or pull the shaft out completely and still get home.
Anyway, there's the one and only pro-PVH rant you'll probably here... lol
I sure do wish Warn made a hub for our truck tough...