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Replace automatic hubs???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Blazin Ed, May 2, 2002.

  1. Blazin Ed

    Blazin Ed Registered Member

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    My '88 has automatic hubs and a friend is offering to sell me some new Warn hubs for cheap... Question: What's the advantage of changing from auto to manual hubs? I have 5 bolts holding my stock ones in... are they very hard to change???
     
  2. tomseviltwin

    tomseviltwin 1/2 ton status

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    Manual hubs won't unlock themselves when you go into reverse on the trail.
     
  3. The advantages are that manual hubs are mch stronger then automatic, although you will have to get out to lock them everytime. If you plan on doing any sort of hardcore wheeling then you will probably want manual hubs. If they are Warn Premiums (Gold and Silver) and he will part with them cheap then I woupld definitly go for it. As far as changing them if they are the same as changing manual hubs then it will be real easy. Hope this helps. Later 80K20
     
  4. ArrowheadK5

    ArrowheadK5 1/2 ton status

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    Manuals are much more reliable in my experience. It's not thatmuch of a hassle to get out and lock/unlock. And the install is pretty easy. Hour tops.
     
  5. Rebel88

    Rebel88 1/2 ton status

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    i still run my automatics for the time being and have not had any trouble with them...then again i dont do any rockcrawling just hit mudpits and the beach...but mine have held up well and are still kicking

    Later
     

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