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Old 03-09-2012, 08:24 AM   #1
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manual locking hubs

have a 08 with auto lock hubs..anyone know if the front hubs can be changed to manual locking hubs?

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Old 03-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #2
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can it be done, yes, but the cost is about 3K, and you get no benefit from it. i ran with out a front DS for 3 months and had zero gains in mpg, if thats what your after.

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YUP, USA and WARN make conversion kits, but

Why would you want to change--???

Won't help your power/mileage and wii cost a bunch--

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can it be done, yes, but the cost is about 3K, and you get no benefit from it. i ran with out a front DS for 3 months and had zero gains in mpg, if thats what your after.

More than just a benefit of MPG,
Eliminates Unit bears
You can increase the caster without causing drive line issues.



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YUP, USA and WARN make conversion kits, but

Why would you want to change--???

Won't help your power/mileage and wii cost a bunch--

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There's a couple companies making a JK hub conversion, I don't believe Warn is one of them.

Its not for everyone, but he certainly should not be laughed at for asking.
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More than just a benefit of MPG,
Eliminates Unit bears
You can increase the caster without causing drive line issues.





There's a couple companies making a JK hub conversion, I don't believe Warn is one of them.

Its not for everyone, but he certainly should not be laughed at for asking.
Since your a VENDOR--stick toit, don't be an attitude monitor !

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Yes it can be done but it is expensive. Warn and Spyntec make great conversion kits but break out the wallet. I looked at the Spyntec and was quite impressed as it still has provisions for your ABS sensor as well as tapered serviceable bearings as opposed to the unit bearings. However, the Spyntec kit comes with a splined outer stub axle and I wanted to use the RCV shafts. I don't believe any of the kits at this point are compatibable with RCV axle shafts but I may be mistaken.

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Yes it can be done but it is expensive. Warn and Spyntec make great conversion kits but break out the wallet. I looked at the Spyntec and was quite impressed as it still has provisions for your ABS sensor as well as tapered serviceable bearings as opposed to the unit bearings. However, the Spyntec kit comes with a splined outer stub axle and I wanted to use the RCV shafts. I don't believe any of the kits at this point are compatibable with RCV axle shafts but I may be mistaken.

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I was told you can have RCV make custom axle shafts for the spyntec kit. I have not looked into it any further. I'm running CTM's.

I have well over 60,000 miles on my kit. Its been used on three of my JK's and I could not be any happier with it. I've bent drive shafts, broke U-joints on the trail.

It's always nice to unlock the hubs and drive home
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AND, from what I've read for a while--


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You're an OUTSTANDING Vendor !!

I grewup with manual hubs in Dodge/Ford/IH and even then you still couldn't exaggerate the PINION ANGLE (for caster)to escape vibrations--it could/would still destroy universals !!

The coil spring bases won't take too much angle without jeopardizing the coil stability-and

Anybody who drives in snow/mud--hates manual hubs, especially the internal maintenance PITA !

Copasetic !

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You're an OUTSTANDING Vendor !!

I grewup with manual hubs in Dodge/Ford/IH and even then you still couldn't exaggerate the PINION ANGLE (for caster)to escape vibrations--it could/would still destroy universals !!

The coil spring bases won't take too much angle without jeopardizing the coil stability-and

Anybody who drives in snow/mud--hates manual hubs, especially the internal maintenance PITA !

Copasetic !

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I run 6.5 degree's caster, never an issue with coils. The spyntec kit is a sealed unit. I lived in Ohio for three years running this kit in the winter time. The inside is still like new!
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Kewl, my caster is right at 6° +


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I run 6.5 degree's caster, never an issue with coils. The spyntec kit is a sealed unit. I lived in Ohio for three years running this kit in the winter time. The inside is still like new!
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