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Old 06-24-2014, 08:21 PM   #1
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Locking Hubs?

Hi! New 2014 JK owner, previously always drove Ford 4x4 pickups. All of my pickups had manual locking front hubs, which allowed me to increase my mileage a little bit, as well as decrease wear and tear, while highway driving, but go back to locked for winter or 4 wheeling fun. Anybody have any experience and recommendations with installing aftermarket manual hubs?

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The only kit I know of is from Spyntec. I am thinking of installing this on my own Jeep. The biggest problem is that this kit changes the bolt pattern to 5x5.5. This means I need new wheels, I have to have the studs changed on my spare tire carrier, holes drilled into my rear brake discs (my front rotors are not stock and have two patterns drilled into them), and some other things I will do since I am already going to rip things apart for this modification. It will involve much money and labor but I would rather have stronger wheel bearings that can be serviced and last than replace the stock unitbearing whenever it seizes up. I could always let you know what it costs me when I finally get around to it, about six months from now. Maybe someone who has actually done this to their Jeep could chime in?
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I almost forgot to ask, does anyone have a good suggestion for a 5x5.5 pattern wheel?
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