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Old 08-05-2011, 04:26 PM   #57
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The new Ford automatic hubs also have a manual setting for locking, but I have never had to use it on my 2002 nor my 2008. I have also had the electronic shift-on-the-fly 4 wheel drive since 2002 and on my 2008 and it has never failed. The Ford 4 wheel drive system is one of the best ever made, IMHO.


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Old 08-05-2011, 06:51 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by rp709
A consideration that hasn't been brought up is the design of the 4x4 front suspension. The Ford F-250 has a strait axle in the 4x4 and independent front suspension for the 4.x2. This is the same with the Dodge. The Ford and Dodge will ride smoother and steer more with more precision as a 4x2. The GM models have independent front suspension with both 4x2 and 4x4. If 4x4 is really desired, look at the GMC and Chevy for the best handling and riding 4x4's. Another consideration in choosing 4x4 is if it has dry rode capability in 4x4. Most 3/4 truck setups don't. So, it is not very useful while towing on road because you can't use 4x4 mode unless the road is covered with snow!
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