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Old 02-09-2004, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Electronic Shift on the Fly

I was thinking of getting the Shift on the Fly option. Anyone have any opinions. Also If I dont get the shift on the fly, I will get the transfer case shifter and lockout hubs, do the hubs have an auto setting now or do you still have to get out and lock the hubs in?
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Re: Electronic Shift on the Fly

<font color="blue"> I have had no problems with ESOF on three Super Duties. Others have.

If you get ESOF, your hubs will say auto or lock.

If you go manual hubs, you get the floor lever and the hubs will say free or lock.

If this were just my truck to drive, I would go manual hubs as I like the ability to use 2WD low range for back a heavy trailer around without the front end binding. However, as this is our only vehicle the wife really likes the ESOF so that is what we have. </font>
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Re: Electronic Shift on the Fly

ESOF gives you the auto option which is nice to have here in NC when neighborhood roads are ice/snow covered and main roads are clear. Someone said here that floor shifter is still electically actuated. I can't verify this but would be worth asking. If it is, what's the point! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]
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Re: Electronic Shift on the Fly

The floor shift is not electronic, it is the traditional transfer case manual shifter. The best thing about the manual system (besides not ever having problems w/esof) is being able to drive in 2wd low range as mentioned above.
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Re: Electronic Shift on the Fly

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Do not get the esof. My 03 has had problems both engaging abd disengaging, also a vibration in the hubs. It and the truck have been a royal pain.

My replacement had the manual system. If the weather looks bad I will lock the hubs in and drive. Then when I need 4x4 I grab the lever and go. I can do this stopped or moving. With ESOF you must be moving when you hit the switch.

Go the the 6.0 forum and do a search there on ESOF or hubs. Read - I think that will make you mind up.

Get the manual set up

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