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It is ok to leave your hubs locked in depending on how far you want to go. I myself live on a mountainside and normally leave mine locked in when I stay near home going to town or something like that. When I hit any amounts of interstate I make it a rule of thumb that when I hit interstate the hubs are unlocked. It will decrease you fuel mileage I have noticed as well. You will be OK leaving it locked in around home but not all the time.

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Q: Is it okay to leave hubs on the 4wheel drive in lock position all the time?
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