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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 12:09 PM
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Rear Locking Hubs

I read an article many years ago about using rear locking hubs on 4X4s. I don't remember much about it other than the convenience of flat towing.
I have been pondering the idea of installing locking hubs (i.e. Warn) on a rear full floating Dana 60.
I would like to know what the crowd things about the use of lock out hubs on rear axles.


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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-24-2001, 01:04 PM
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Re: Rear Locking Hubs

i cant think of any gains to be had by using them, other then the flat towing, as u stated. anyone else got any thoughts?

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Re: Rear Locking Hubs

i think they would kick azz because you could run a locker or spool off road and unlock a hub on the road and have an open diff (basically).


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Re: Rear Locking Hubs

I suspect w/only one rear wheel driving you on the pavement the truck would want to pull REAL bad. Sorry, no info on how to retrofit lockouts to a rear D60, unless maybe front D60 wheel bearing hubs would fit the rear spindles, which would necessitate a rear disc swap at the same time.

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I suspect w/only one rear wheel driving you on the pavement the truck would want to pull REAL bad. Sorry, no info on how to retrofit lockouts to a rear D60, unless maybe front D60 wheel bearing hubs would fit the rear spindles, which would necessitate a rear disc swap at the same time.

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Re: Rear Locking Hubs

You can flat tow without rear hub locks - just shift the t-case to N. I'm betting the D60 front spindles are smaller than the rear, but it's just a guess. Warn makes kits for rear full-float, rear locks, & (I think) rear disks - check them or a retailer for applications to see if you can get all 3 for your axle.


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