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Ok, I'm dumb...D60 question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. big pappa b

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    Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    I've been reading about upgrading to 35 spline outers and saw the recent posts about drive flanges. What's the difference between a lockout hub vs a drive flange beside the obvious of the drive flange always being engaged? And why would I want the flanges over the lockouts? Drive flanges should mainly just be used for offroad?
    Did I answer my own question?
     
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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    Flanges are stronger! They make for great trail repairs! And they should only be used off raod in my opinion! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. big pappa b

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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    Anyone else??
     
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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    AFAIK, flanges are stronger... but since you cant disengage, they are also pretty much for offroad use only... so yes, you answered your own questions. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    I would rather have the hubs be the "weak link on my 60.A broken hub is easy to replace compared to a axle shaft or a 'u joint
     
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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    I have the 35 spline upgrade also...
    I used Warn Premium Hubs...
    They have really taken a BEATING!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Unless this is for a total offroad truck...
    I'd go with the Hubs!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    I have the 35 spline Warn hubs. I like being able to unlock them. Yes, the flanges are easily stronger, but you lose the unlocking functionality. It that is OK for you, get them. It's not OK for me.

    -- Mike
     
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    Re: Ok, I\'m dumb...D60 question

    When the wheels are pointed straight the hub will be your weak link (that is if you have the non neckdown inner shafts), when turned the ujoint will be the weak link..
    I got the 35 spline premium hubs for my daily driver.
    If you're driving to the trail you should go with hubs so they aren't locked on the street and then either lock them or spend the time changing to slugs when you get to the trail. If its a trailered 4 wheeler only... go with the flanges. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif
     

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