Join Date: May 2011
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Drives: (2) 2000 Kia Sportages 4x4 manual, 2008 Ford Taurus SE AWD, 2000 Toyota Camry LE
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I put the Sporty in 4x4 mode every 4-6 weeks to make sure everything gets lubricated / is working ok, either in the yard with the utility trailer attached, or on a dirt road nearby..
I'd engage spin the manual hubs every so often (even if you do not go full 4x4) to keep the grease moving in the hub, even if it's a short distance - not being engaged for a season (3-6 months) is probably ok, but if longer I'd pull, inspect, and re-grease, only because grease has a tendency to harden/degrade with non-use.
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