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Old 11-10-2010, 08:02 AM   #1
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rubicon hubs install

Want to install Locking Hubs on my 05 Tj for better gas milage , What kits, Any proplems ?

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Old 11-10-2010, 08:19 AM   #2
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Warn (now made by Yukon IIRC) sells a kit that retains 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern, costs $1200-1400 and the new non-Warn shafts break frequently with big tires. Alternatively, you can go to 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern with the "Warn" kit.

Mile Marker also sells a kit, runs about $800.

Also, the hubs won't help gas mileage on a TJ. There isn't enough resistance in the axle that can be removed to overcome the stupidly non-aerodynamic barn that is your windshield and grill.

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Warn (now made by Yukon IIRC) sells a kit that retains 5 on 4.5 bolt pattern, costs $1200-1400 and the new non-Warn shafts break frequently with big tires. Alternatively, you can go to 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern with the "Warn" kit.

Mile Marker also sells a kit, runs about $800.

Also, the hubs won't help gas mileage on a TJ. There isn't enough resistance in the axle that can be removed to overcome the stupidly non-aerodynamic barn that is your windshield and grill.
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:33 AM   #4
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Even if you install the hubs and let's say it does save you some gas ... It will take you decades to get your money back just for the hubs.
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All of the above are 100% correct per previous posts on this forum.
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