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Manual Lockouts on 91 Blazer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by tomk, Mar 9, 2000.

  1. tomk

    tomk Registered Member

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    I looking at purchasing a 90-91 Blazer. Last night, I spoke with a guy who has one for sale.
    He told me that the truck has been a daily driver and not used for off-road. Yet, he said the Blazer now has manual lockouts. Why would someone put manual lockout on 91 Blazer in the first place?

    Thanks inadvance.
    Tomk
     
  2. 79Cheyenne

    79Cheyenne 1/2 ton status

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    Because automatics tend to fail and cause the front end to wear prematurely

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  3. Crash90K5

    Crash90K5 Registered Member

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    Maybe he used the K5 to get up to the ski resorts (snowy roads). Automatic hubs tend to "stick" in the locked position, and it's cheaper (and more reliable) to put manuals on.

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  4. WELLH2O

    WELLH2O Registered Member

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    How hard is it to install manual hubs and how much money would it cost to do it on a 1990 with everything stock.
     
  5. Crash90K5

    Crash90K5 Registered Member

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    Back in '94, I think the price was about $80 for Warn Premium hubs, and I intalled them in about 45 minutes with simple tools: allen wrench, screwdriver, needle nose pliers. Bolt on process.

    Hope that helps!

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