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Old 11-04-2009, 06:53 PM
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I have the vacuum auto locking hubs, I want to put manual hubs in place. is there anything i have to do to convert it or do i just put the manual hubs in????
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:17 AM
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does anybody know??????
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:46 AM
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it requires a conversion kit along with the warn hubs
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:02 AM
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can someone check this site out and let me know if they think it will work -thanks
http://www.ford-trucks.com/article/i...cuum_Hubs.html
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:28 AM
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That's a common mod for people tired of their vacuum hubs
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Old 11-05-2009, 01:46 PM
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i don't like the looks of that mod, i got the AVM hubs for my truck, pretty easy install, pull the old ones off, push the new ones on, they work great, although i know if i lift it high and put big tires on it they will prob break easily, sometime i will have to look into a warn conversion kit
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:57 PM
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will that mod cause problems for the hubs or anything, now or later on?
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:11 PM
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AVM manual hubs. They aren't all that strong though. Manual hub swap. Available here.

You can always lock the stock ones in permanently. How to lock vacuum hubs
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Old 03-22-2010, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: converting auto hubs to manual

what are the disadvantages of having the auto locking hubs lokced all the time?
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:21 PM
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what are the disadvantages of having the auto locking hubs lokced all the time?
mainly fuel milage,
but i had mine locked on all the time didn't really notice any disadvantages other then fuel and your turning more parts then needed,
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-air box mod, tightend throttle cable.
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Old 03-22-2010, 02:30 PM
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even the mileage loss is hardly measurable with them locked all the time. the 2001+ are live axle, meaning there are no hubs that disengage, it spins all the time. never had an issue with mine.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:02 PM
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Default Re: converting auto hubs to manual

hey sorry to change the subject but how do you like the km2s on your truck? and how much did your mileage drop when you put on 33s?
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:43 PM
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hey sorry to change the subject but how do you like the km2s on your truck? and how much did your mileage drop when you put on 33s?
i love the KM2's, the best tire ive ever had! my mileage dropped a couple MPG's when i went to 33's but i swapped in 4:56 gears and got nearly all my mileage back.
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-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

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Old 03-22-2010, 06:32 PM
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Default Re: converting auto hubs to manual

i put 35/12.50/15 on my 99 4.0 with stock 3.73 gears and lost 1 mpg
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:03 PM
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Default Re: converting auto hubs to manual

sweet so 31 are not going to do much to my gas mileage then cuz thats what i was looking at
31x10.5x15 km2
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