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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2002, 08:45 PM
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Locking hub Q

My Suburban has the auto locking hubs, and I've heard good and bad about them. I'll be doing the front brakes, repacking wheel bearings, etc. soon. I'm thinking of changing the hubs to a Warn or something. I figure if you're going somewhere that you think you're gonna need 4WD, you could always lock them in and leave the case in 2H, and shift to 4H or 4L when needed, right? I have heard some guys say that these hubs are notorious for jumping out of the locked position. Thoughts, ideas comments? What brand did you guys use?

Thanks, Bob
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2002, 08:59 PM
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Re: Locking hub Q

yea my friend has those on his 91' K-5 they suck, sometimes they dont unlock and the front right one makes a horrable grinding sound once in a while, i would suggest warn brand locking hubs, premium if you can afford them, my truck has stock locking hubs, for my application of accational 4 wheeling they work great, when i meet my friend at his house i just lock them then and then we drive out to the place and wheel our brains out, i gotta find a girl who enjoys the stuff as much as i do, or at least has fun going because the last few times ive gone i've brought my male friend and it was extrimely gay, just because there was no girl ther, my friend wheels with his girlfriend, and i call him a lucky bastard, but i hope the lockin hub info helps, but seriously if you can afford the warn premium locking hubs buy em, they are sealed twice at the dial and they have o-rings on the screws they seal out water well, while being extrimely durable, if you look closely alot of the compitition rock crawling dudes use em.
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