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Auto to Manual Hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by pr1aw, Feb 18, 2001.

  1. pr1aw

    pr1aw 1/2 ton status

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    When changing to manual hubs, do you just pull the autos and drop in the manuals?
     
  2. Cavalry

    Cavalry 1/2 ton status

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    I have heard stories about conversion kits and the like. I pulled my autos and put in superwinch hubs. Direct bolt in, had it all done in under 20 mins.

    Luke
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    I have a dana 44 and 203 combo. I was looking at the hubs today and was wondering how you convert them? There is nothing to unbolt! Just a chrome cap at the end of the hub. The hub and rotor are one piece. Can i convert these or will i have to buy another rotor and hub assembly? Any help is appreciated!

    baldbandit
     
  4. HarryH3

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    To change from auto to manual hubs, just take out the guts of the auto hubs and install the manual hubs. It's pretty easy.

    To change from full-time 4WD to locking hubs, just pry those chrome caps off. They're just dust shields. Then you can get to the guts of your hubs. Also an easy swap. Remove a couple of spring clips, slide out the machined slug that provides the connection between the hub and axle, then install your locking hubs.

    FYI, the hub and rotor are actually 2 parts. They're held together by the wheel studs. Remove all the studs and the 2 come apart.

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  5. Emmettology 101

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    On the hub part, Harry got it down pretty well. However, if you haven''t converted your t-case(203) to part time, then you will have to do that also!
    They sell kits for this.

    Mike [​IMG]
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  6. HarryH3

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    Yep! Gotta convert the t-case to part-time. Otherwise everything up front will be spinning anyway (and you'd have to run in 'loc' all the time to even move).

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