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Old 12-22-2008
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When I install the avm lockers, can i leave them locked and turn off the 4wd and still be able to drive around off-road or on-road without anything going wrong with my truck?
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anyone?
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Yes but that defeats the whole purpose of getting them. Are you just lazy to lock them or do you need 4wd often?
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Old 12-28-2008
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nah im not lazy to lock them i dont have them installed, but i didnt know if you could keep it locked and still drive around but like in snowy weather tho you can leave them locked and if theres a patch where theres no snow you can turn it off like on a turn and nothing will happen?
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When you lock the hubs, its like turning it into a Live Axel. There will be no damage done, because the front drive shaft is not engaged when you have it in 2wd. If you have them locked all the time, you will wear them out quicker, and your steering will feel heavier.
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Yeah you can run with them locked. The 02 and newer trucks have no hubs and the diff and driveshaft is constantly turning.
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put the lockers in today after work and the 4x4 is back to normal :) now to go test out my newly upgraded 4x4 with the bf mud terrains
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