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Old 01-27-2013, 04:20 PM   #1
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Ok guys, so I am looking at maybe getting a new (used) truck. I have a '86 chevy silverado now thats 4x4 with a 305 and a holley 4bbl carb. Love my truck, and plan on keeping it. But I am looking for a newer 4x4 truck for more of a daily driver.

My question is who still produces manual locking hubs from the factory? The only thing I see with them is f-250 or bigger fords. So I have been looking into the fords. But I am a chevy guy.

The reason I want manual locking hubs is that I belive they are stronger and more reliable. I have seen many electronic hubs fail to switch, due to many issues like vacum or the elctric motor freezing.

So what are my options gear heads?
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Old 01-27-2013, 04:27 PM   #2
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I think you'll most likely have to install the manual locking hubs yourself on whatever you buy. Looks like the Toyota pickups might come with manual locking but not sure, F-250 definitely has manual locking hubs as you said.
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I had a cj 7 1983 and when I locked the hubs they where ready for duty. Differently stronger in my impression.
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Most of the f250 hubs are "lockable" but the hub says "auto" and "locked"
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if you find a truck that you like and it does have the remotely operated hubs, you might look into seeing if they have a conversion kit available to change it manual locking hubs. might even be an older trucks hubs could be retro-fitted to it as well. might want to check out some of the 4x4 forums. i am sure a lot of those guys still like manual locking hubs.
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I took the autos off mine and put on manual hubs.
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Warn makes a conversion set for a lot of newer trucks
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Many of the newer vehicles don't have locking hubs because of the independent suspensions. Solid axles can support the axle shaft, where IFS systems cannot. Also many of the newer systems have other types of disconnect, like Dodge and Jeep. They actually have a 2 piece axle shaft on one side and a sliding lock system to lock the axle shaft together when you put the transfer case in 4wd.
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Ok cool. I will look into the kits to change them. Thanks!
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The auto hubs of the last few years are good. I have manuals on my 97 F250, but when I replace that truck the new one will have auto hubs. The glitches have been worked out., They're good to go.
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