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Converting from auto-locks to manual locking hubs

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by fad2blk99, Nov 17, 2001.

  1. fad2blk99

    fad2blk99 1/2 ton status

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    What's involved in converting from automatic locking hubs to manual locking hubs. I just bought an '89 Jimmy and I'm gonna replace the front wheel bearings, ball-joints, tie-rod ends etc... Figured I might as well scrap the auto-locs as well. I'll be going with Warn's Premium Locking Hubs. Thanks!!

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  2. bmwsma

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    Tommy. I have a stock 10 bolt I may be selling in the next few weeks. It has Warn manual hubs, new bearings, ball-joints, calipers, rotors, pads, etc. I need to find a Dana 60 first, but when I do its for sale. I live in Doylestown, Pa. @ 4-5 hours from you. Let me know if your interested. Scott
     
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    I may be interested if you can beat the price it'll cost me for all new stuff (bearings, ball-joints, hubs etc..) I'm not in big hurry though. I'm also gonna eventually upgrade to a D-60, but thats after I dump some cash into the motor.

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  4. Esteban86K5

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    All you have to do is throw away your auto lockers and install the manuals. If your gonna attack the bearings and seals then you already know how to take them apart. Just get the new ones in hand and you will see what you need to keep and throw away. No mods will need to be done.

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    OKAY, this might sound stupid, but are the hubs from a 10 bolt and a Dana 44 the same? I can find them for a Dana 44 and I have a 79' so I'm pretty sure it's a 10 bolt. I want manual hubs just need to know if I should order the ones for a Dana 44 or if there are actually 10 bolt hubs?

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  6. TXBIGFISH

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    If I am not mistaking, the Warn hubs are for all 1/2 ton trucks. I know that instructions in the box addressed for 10 bolt and dana 44 and other hubs just make sure NOT to buy the conversion kit, unless you have FULL time 4 wheel. If I was you I would buy Warn Premiums, they have a lifetime warrany and I have been very happy with mine.

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