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auto to manual locking hubs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 4x4blazer, Jul 26, 2001.

  1. 4x4blazer

    4x4blazer 1/2 ton status

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    How difficult is it to install manual locking hubs in place of auto locking hubs? Any special tools or anything?
    Thanks for whatever yall write, heh.
     
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Not hard, just MAKE sure the autos are unlocked and when you are taking them out, sit off to the side, not in front of the auto hub.

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    Yeah making sure they are unlocked makes a difference.... cuz that's why I had problems. One of mine was locked and I had no clue because it wasn't supposed to be.... took me forever to get it off!

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    It's a conspiracy concoted by those evil, gay tree huggers. The virus that's going around, just about all the off road venues, here, race-dezert, a desert racing list I'm on, POR, they are all getting it. I thinks it's time to declare all out, Katie bar the door, let's blow the roof off the place on those gomers.

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    You wiil need snap ring pliers, and a torx bit for the auto hub screws. Can't remember what torx bit t6? Also very small screw driver or small pick for external snap ring.
     
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    You will need snap ring pliers, and a torx bit for the auto hub screws. Can't remember what torx bit t6? Also very small screw driver or small pick for external snap ring.
     
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    Not too hard at all. I was a little nervous taking apart mine, but I laid a blanket out below the work area, and let it all fall out... There are total about 7 pieces total to remove I think. cap, light spring, bearing plate, rubber gasket band, retainer snap ring, retainer snap ring plate lever thing, race assembly.
    I don't think you need to touch the locknut or spindle nut, but I vaguely remember reading something about different torque specs on the spindle nut for different hub assembly's (Monroe specifically). Don't quote me on that, it's really only a fragment of a thought there... If there is more to that statement, you'll need a spanner socket and torque wrench.

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    to be honest, I customized my interior ( headliner, trim pieces etc..) and thought that was a pain in the ass however didnt have much trouble with changing to manual hubs, BUT.. can anyone explain to me why hubby insisted that I swap????

    1986 K5 4" skyjacker suspension 3 " body, 14 bolt rear, dana 44 front, TIRED ol 305
     
  9. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Yeah, I can explain. They fail when you need them the most. For me it was two places--once on a boat ramp when I had a hard time pulling a 7,000 lb. boat up and once while driving in my front yard.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  10. klier

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    If you have a NP203 transfer case that is still full-time, can you go to manual hubs without converting to part time?

    Brian Klier
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    I don't think you can. I was told I'd need the conversion kit for about $50 (then I told them it was a 208)...

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