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Old 07-06-2014, 10:04 AM
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Manual or Automatic hubs

Ok. Just broke my hubs the other day pulling out a Dodge out a muddy field (worth it lol). But now I'm in need of some advice. Do I go with manual hubs or stick with my factory automatic hubs. I had the hubs covered before with caps for a cleaner look but since horsepower has grown since then I'm wondering if I should enable towards durability than style. If there are aftermarket auto hubs out there as tough as manual Warn hubs for example point me in their direction. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:12 AM
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it would cost me thousands to go with a manual upgraded hub since you have to delete the unit bearing to do so on ours search spyntec and dynatrac

otherwise the OEM Warn is it, they make a manual version but it is the same hub minus some parts
what year is yours ?
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:24 AM
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I'm old and lazy, replaced my stuck autos with new oem I found cheap on ebay, too many years climbing in and out to lock and unlock. The warns on my CJ5 stay locked all the time.
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Old 07-06-2014, 10:30 AM
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It's an 04. From what I can tell if I just plugged off the vacuum and put manual in shouldn't be an issue. Unless I'm missing something.
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Ok. Just broke my hubs the other day pulling out a Dodge out a muddy field (worth it lol). But now I'm in need of some advice. Do I go with manual hubs or stick with my factory automatic hubs. I had the hubs covered before with caps for a cleaner look but since horsepower has grown since then I'm wondering if I should enable towards durability than style. If there are aftermarket auto hubs out there as tough as manual Warn hubs for example point me in their direction. Thanks.

The factory hubs are auto and manual, no need to go just manual.

This is one thing I like about the Fords. The Dodge only has auto hubs, which sucks if you get a vacuum leak in the system, no way to override it if you get stuck.

ZMANN is referring to the free spin manual hubs. It's like the old school style that when the hubs are unlocked, it won't draw parasitic MPG loss from the axles spinning.



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Automatic it is. Aftermarket or factory OEM?

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It's an 04. From what I can tell if I just plugged off the vacuum and put manual in shouldn't be an issue. Unless I'm missing something.
being an 04 you may have an option
I do not but your right at the changeover year
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When my factory auto hubs seized up....I switched to Warn manual hubs. I love them and they were cheap....$250 for both. Pretty easy switch....just pull factory hubs out and install the Warns. Had them done in less than an hour.
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When my factory auto hubs seized up....I switched to Warn manual hubs. I love them and they were cheap....$250 for both. Pretty easy switch....just pull factory hubs out and install the Warns. Had them done in less than an hour.
Have a part number?
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