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Auto locking hubs...Is there a left and right?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by camarossguy2, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. camarossguy2

    camarossguy2 1/2 ton status

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    My manual hubs were getting impossible to turn and on top of that it was just annoying to get out of the car and walk in the mud to lock/unlock them.

    So i bought auto locking hubs fro a 87 ish suburban.

    I installed them and im not sure its going into 4wd.
    I know that the lock up some how when i put the trasfer case in 4wd and to get out of locking you back up 10 ft in 2wd, so i was wondering if that makes them directional??

    Is there a left side and a right side?? could i have installed them on the wrong sides? is there anyway to tell visually this??

    any if anyone can really give a technicaly discription of how they would that would be great! thanks /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    nope, no left or right. the turning of the axle is what engages them.
     
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    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    nope, no left or right. the turning of the axle is what engages them.
     
  4. GMCLegacy

    GMCLegacy 1/2 ton status

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    i think you are the first person to go from manual hubs to autos.

    if i were you, i would take the autos out and go back to the manual hubs. they are far more dependable than the autos. id recomend a set of OEM spicers. just my $.02
     
  5. 78GMC1/2TON4x4

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    AUTO HUBS SUCK! As soon as i can im switching to manual. One time i was stuck down in the woods when i had a dump trailer hooked on behind my truck and i was getting close to high center in 2wd. so i pulled the transfer case back into $ LO. And that thing would not kick in for [censored]. I totally believe that you have to have the axle moving for it to lock in. if your burried in the mud and in 2wd you f*cked. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    man just go buy a set of warn premiums. if you don't like getting out in the mud to turn them if you have a part time t-case and a open front just leave them locked in all the time /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    wouldnt that burn up the hubs?? and hurt gas mileage??
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    no it wont hurt the hubs any but yes it does affect gas mileage a little but not to much
     
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    cool thanks, I would do it but I get a vibe in the front DS at about 40mph. /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    Manual hubs are a great idea . They promote getting out of the truck BEFORE you wheel to check things over while you lock in your hubs . Then just get out and make sure everythings ok before you unlock and drive home /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     
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    I agree with y'all, auto hubs suck
     
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    Ok, so i need to find a good set of manual hubs for cheap then....anyone got any?
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Ok, so i need to find a good set of manual hubs for cheap then....anyone got any?

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    I sell new ones.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Ok, so i need to find a good set of manual hubs for cheap then....anyone got any?

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    warns go for about $60 warn premiums go for about $80 both prices are brand new /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Go with the Warn's the are ultra easy to install, and are VERY dependable.
     
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    Anybody feel free to correct me but aren't premiums alot easier and faster to install because it comes as one unit? i had a set of standards at first on my GMC and you had to take everything out piece by piece. Then i bought premiums and its was just a matter of screwing the six bolts on /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Anybody feel free to correct me but aren't premiums alot easier and faster to install because it comes as one unit? i had a set of standards at first on my GMC and you had to take everything out piece by piece. Then i bought premiums and its was just a matter of screwing the six bolts on /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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    No, the only difference is the plastic vs. metal dial really.
     
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    The premiums seem to work a little smoother to me, but maybe that is just in my head /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    The premiums seem to work a little smoother to me, but maybe that is just in my head /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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    I had the premiums on my 10 bolt and I have the standards on my '60 right now until I go to flanges, and I find the standards to be easier to turn. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif Who knows? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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