Thread: 4x4 Binding
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:53 PM
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And for the record, with todays 4wd systems, you don't need to put it in 4wd every now and then.

The old systems, especially those with lockout hubs, you did this to keep the oil spread around in the front diff and hubs.

With todays systems the front diff & hubs are turning all the time anyway, so no real need to use it every now and then to spread things around.

And you may have snapped an axle u joint, so get it checked out.

The 2 reasons you don't use 4wd on a hard surface are (especially in 4lo when torqeu is the highest):
1) the front and rear gear ratios are slightly different (4.10/4.11, 3.55/3.54, etc), and that can lead to bind in the tcase
2) when turning in 4wd, both sides are trying to turn the same, and that can bind up an axle ujoint pretty bad, but usually only in tight turns
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