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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JJ85K5, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. JJ85K5

    JJ85K5 Registered Member

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    a lot of people are telling me to take off my auto locking hubs and put on some manual ones. why is this? if i do put manual ones on, is there instructions with the kit?

    thanks for all the help so far. the people that have replied have been helpful.

    JJ85K5
     
  2. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

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    There are many posts on this site about manual vs. auto hubs. Do a search and you will find a plethora of info. The general consensus is to ditch the auto for manual, and I would agree. Then there is the debate of which manual.

    The kits are relatively inexpensive. They also have adequate instructions included. Typically it is about a 10-15 minute job per hub.

    Brian
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  3. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Auto hubs are known not to be too reliable. If you have manual hubs, at least you WILL know when it is locked and unlocked.



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  4. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Instructions are included with the Warn Premium hubs. That's what I'm running.



    Eric
    from Freekmont,CA.

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  5. hammer

    hammer 1/2 ton status

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    I blew one auto hub up and changed to manual hubs. Didn't know how to do it either 10 min a side max after that you are doing some wrong

    <font color=red>Let me at it I can break it</font color=red>
     
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    dysphemism 1/2 ton status

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    Auto hubs are ok but manuals are stronger. If you haven't ever had an issue with your autos then theres no real reason to buy new manuals. I ran autos on my 10 bolt and they outlasted all the bearings and balljoints.

    1986 GMC Jimmy 6" springs 3" body, 38/15.5/15 Swampers, 14-bolt FF rear, Dana 60 front, 1991 front-end.
     

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