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Manual Hubs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by CAPTAINK5-CT, Jun 15, 2001.

  1. CAPTAINK5-CT

    CAPTAINK5-CT 1/2 ton status

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    I'm sure this has been posted before, but what are the advantages to manual locking hubs? Do they have to be locked every time you go into 4 wheel? Also, is it worth changing now or wait until the auto lockers die (they're working fine now).
     
  2. baldk5

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    there is a definite advantage to man. hubs - when you grt out and turn the hubs in you know your in 4by, no guessing, and yes they have to be locked in for 4by. If you don't lock them, the only thing turning in the front in 4by will be the drive shaft.
     
  3. BlazerGuy

    BlazerGuy 3/4 ton status

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    Yes! Chuck those el crappo auto hubs and slap on some manuals. I love to know when I'm in 4WD and when I'm outta 4WD, none of that "Well, I think they disengaged/engaged" crap

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  4. CAPTAINK5-CT

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Yes, there is an advantage of swapping to manual hubs right now. The auto hubs have a tendancy to fail at the worst possible time, when you most need them to lock!

    I got stuck in my own yard and had to back into my neighbor's yard to get out. Very embarassing.

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

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