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hub locks

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by aknight_sa, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. aknight_sa

    aknight_sa 1/2 ton status

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    hello all,

    is there any advantage of having the manual hub locks over the auto hub locks?

    i thought this was an old technology which isnt used any more but i saw a 2003 Toyota Landcrusier which has them as well...
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Its almost like gambling , sooner or later your gonna have to pay .

    They are prone to not working .

    Get Warns , they have a great warranty , and you'll know if its locked or not .

    Besides , getting out to do the hubs , keeps you conditioned to look over your stuff before you wheel .
     
  3. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    Do a search, I think there was just a thread on this.
    It's somewhat a matter of preference. Manual hubs are definitive and reliable and robust. Auto hubs can be problematic and spin more parts when not engaged (some of them).
     
  4. prossett

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    Yeah, I also asked the same question on the board recently- by far, most people felt the manual ones were more reliable and gave you better control.

    About a week after that thread, I started getting bumped out of 4WD and sure enough it was the auto hub crapping out! Swapped in some Spicer manual ones a friend gave me and problem solved.
     

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