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How do you engage 4wd?

Do you just have to pull the lever inside the vehicle or do you have to physically lock the hubs or turn something on the tire?

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Depends on the vehicle and age of the vehicle...usually you would slow down to about 15 mph and then just engage the four wheel drive via the lever in the car.

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