I would want to change them because the autolock hubs are junk/hi warranty/very likely to fail and because I have a set of manual hubs. Running with manual hubs locked in 2wd isn't great but it is how it was before autolock and 4wheelers survived.
The two systems work opposite: The manual hubs actually cause the manual case to engage once the lever is shifted to 4wd. The electric case has a clutch that pulses to spin up the output shaft, front drivetrain, and half-shafts and this causes the hubs to lock.
So back to original question. If manual hubs are locked and I engage the Electric Transfer case, will there be damage to any part of the drivetrain?
Thursday, January 17th, 2008 AT 6:25 PM