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Rear Locking Hubs.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Can someone explain to me the purpose of rear locking hubs? When would you not want your rear wheels engaged? I saw this on an old ford bronco today, made me curious. I think i've seen posts about it here, too, and just got to wondering.

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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    flat towing...you wouldn't have to unhook driveshafts or put the t-case in neutral.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what's wrong with just putting everything in neutral?
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    Fluid will not circulate properly with some x-fer cases. This would be bad for a long tow.
     
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    This would be a full-floating conversion. You can't really disengage the "hubs" on a semi-floater. Sometimes the hubs were just put on the full-float conversions because they were using front hubs and stuff. The lock-out hubs are easy to come by and as an added bonus you can unlock the rear hubs.
     

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