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Old 05-05-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Manual hub locker

On my new YJ the PO changed out the vacuum line 4WD engagement to a manual cable. I personally like the mod. Just wondering what you guys think.

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Old 05-05-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
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If you are using the cable disco the 4wd you wouldn't need manual hubs. It would depend where you are going to be driving as to whether I would go with a locker and manual hubs.

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Old 05-05-2011, 03:31 PM   #3
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I don't really understand what you're saying.
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Old 05-05-2011, 05:59 PM   #4
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I think he got confused by the title. Locking hubs are not used from the factory on your Jeep, instead they use the 2 piece axle with the vacuum actuator. The vacuum systems can be problematic from time to time so many people switch to the Posi-Lok like you have. I used it on mine when I had stock axles and it was great. I liked knowing that the front axle was engaged after stripping the splines off of a couple of shafts with the factory set up. You also have a 2-low option by not engaging the Posi-Lok and shifting the t-case into 4-low.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #5
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The Posi-lock works great ind its easy to install your self with just hand tools an a drill bit. But understand this>>IT IS NOT A LOCKER>> it just replaces the vacc to a manual cable>>>oh and u can get one for less that$250
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:25 AM   #6
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I think he got confused by the title. Locking hubs are not used from the factory on your Jeep, instead they use the 2 piece axle with the vacuum actuator. The vacuum systems can be problematic from time to time so many people switch to the Posi-Lok like you have. I used it on mine when I had stock axles and it was great. I liked knowing that the front axle was engaged after stripping the splines off of a couple of shafts with the factory set up. You also have a 2-low option by not engaging the Posi-Lok and shifting the t-case into 4-low.
Thanks for the clarification. That's awesome about the 2-low option. I had no idea.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:42 AM   #7
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What are some good applications for using 2-low? I was thinking for maybe hauling a trailer down a steep hill or something.
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Old 05-06-2011, 07:57 AM   #8
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Hauling a trailer up a steep hill. Or at a boat ramp, also, it can be fun to play around with wherever. That way you won't damage your transfercase on dry pavement when hauling as well at low speeds.

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