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Old 12-12-2010, 08:45 AM
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Default Driving with the hubs locked.. got Q's

98 ranger with manual locking hubs, can I drive with the hubs locked but not in 4wd? Reason I ask is because I may not need to "drive" in 4wd, but I may need to use 4wd to get out of something when it snows, and instead of getting out, locking hubs, then getting back out and unlocking them can I just drive with them locked until I get home or to where I'm going?


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Old 12-12-2010, 09:22 AM
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You'll get a lil worse gas mileage but I always have done that in my '86 F250.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:38 AM
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with hubs locked its turning the front diff in transit.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:13 AM
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ok, thanks
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:16 AM
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yes you can, it wont hurt a thing.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Driving with the hubs locked.. got Q's

I am guessing you have AVM or Rugged Ridge hubs?

on your T-bar front suspension 98-99 they had Pulse vacuum hubs from the factory when 4x4 was OFF the hubs unlocked and the T-case motor turned that off.

Now in Mid 2000-2010 they switched to Live axle instead of having a hub you have a threaded stubbed CV axle that has a nut on the outside of the wheel bearing. SO its like always having the "hubs" locked and the shift motor off. if you lock your hubs your running around no different then any ranger or explorer with live axle
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:21 AM
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ok cool, cause it's a pita.. now if I would just get some farking snow!

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I am guessing you have AVM or Rugged Ridge hubs?

on your T-bar front suspension 98-99 they had Pulse vacuum hubs from the factory when 4x4 was OFF the hubs unlocked and the T-case motor turned that off.

Now in Mid 2000-2010 they switched to Live axle instead of having a hub you have a threaded stubbed CV axle that has a nut on the outside of the wheel bearing. SO its like always having the "hubs" locked and the shift motor off. if you lock your hubs your running around no different then any ranger or explorer with live axle
Previous owner needed to fix the vac hubs but didn't want to spend $1000 so he converted it to manual.. far as I know they are ford factory off of something.
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:47 AM
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umm doubt that get a pic
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:30 PM
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umm doubt that get a pic
it's raining, I'll get one when it clears up.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:13 AM
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Just realized they had a name on them, rugged ridge?

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Old 12-15-2010, 11:40 AM
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yep thats AVM hubs re-badged rugged ridge for here in the USA
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:48 AM
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They any good?
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