Originally posted by 95dman@Apr 21 2006, 03:18 AM
Place the jack under the control arm. This will compress the spring and raise the tire without having to overcome wheel travel. Or, you can use blocks of wood on top of the jack foot to compensate for wheel travel but I don't like setting the vehicle back down with that much toe-in on a non-slip surface like cement. Maybe just being overly cautious but looks painful.
Ignore the above, obviously meant for another thread....
You actually don't need to lift it off the ground at all. Leave the wheel on.
If you have the manuals and rarely use them, there is no need to change anything. No point in wasting money. The auto hubs will not
automatically give you "4WD" when you need it, as in some of the other "softroaders" that have a clutch in the transfer case (CRV, RAV4, etc), you still need to engage the 4wd system via the knob. It is not recommended that it be engaged on hard surfaces (bitumen, concrete, etc) except when there is snow or other obviously slippery conditions. There is something comforting about jumping out and manually engaging the hubs (all of 15-20 seconds work), and knowing
that they are engaged, auto hubs can unlock in some instances when you don't need/want them to.