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Sammi auto-locking hubs?

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is it true that you can put sidezick auto hubs on a sammi. are the sidekick hubs as strong as sammi hubs? and if this can be done, should it be done.

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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

Hey, just my opoin and i don't know if it can be done, but i don't think it would ba as strong as the locking hubs, so i would leave it stock.......again just my opion
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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

I had autolocking hubs on my 87 as a factory option (rare) and I NEVER had any problems with them at all. Now, I didn't wheel REAL hard with my first Sami but I did wheel and I thought they were GREAT. I think it's one of those "legends" that Suzuki autolocking hubs are weaker...

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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

I can't speak towards the strength of the auto hubs. If you plan on locking the front end at any time I would recommend against the auto hubs. It will be a bear to drive onroad.

I'm not sure exactly how the auto hubs on the zuk work, but it might cause the front drive shaft to always turn (leading to possible wear and vibration issues).



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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

Seems the term auto locking would deam auto unlocking too...

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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

It all depends. On the Tacoma, the hubs are always locked. It's actually the passenger side axleshaft that disconnects. There is a sleeve that slides to connect the two halves of the shaft. The driver side axle shaft is always turning.

Typically the older vehicles did have the unlocking mechanism at the hub, but I have no idea how Suzuki did theirs.


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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

i have run sammi auto locking hubs for over a year now
no problems at all--oldzuki

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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

Then that would not be an auto locking hub. The jeeps are the same way, perment lock hub, split an axle shaft to stop the drive shaft. My friends Shev (hehe) has ifs and perm locked hubs..

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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

howdy,
i checked out NCO's website. but i could find anything on used hubs. but i guess i could just call them up or drive up there. and thanks to everyone that has given me advise and knownledge of their troubles.

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Re: Sammi auto-locking hubs?

I've got a ton of Sammy parts and have got three factory hubs in my shop the old style SJ410 and the early Samurai came with solid front hubs you bolt them on and thats it your always locked no QUESTION. The next very common are the manual locking hubs that we see on most of the rigs . The last very rare set are the factory original Automatic locking hubs I've got a set off a Sidekick and a set off a 1985 Samurai they are a little different I tried running one of my rigs with the Sidekick ones and I think you need a spacer it seems to me they did not fit , but the Samurai ones bolt on and are sweet . Personally I would not dish out the coin for a pair of these but considering I pulled them off one of my wrecks I'll use them and take the verbal abuse that goes with any sissy luxury like AUTO HUBS.
P.S. when you want to lock in your front end you just shift into 4wd and go.... if you want to un-lock you stop shift out of 4wd and back up a couple of feet ...you will hear a click from the front end when they unlock and your on your way.

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