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Old 01-01-2013, 07:36 AM
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Can't Switch to Manual Locking Hubs?

Happy New Years Guys!

I am having issues with my 4x4 automatic locking hubs and would like to replace them with Warn Manual hubs.

I talked to the parts guy at my local ford dealership about this a few years ago when I wanted to replace them with manual hubs and he said that you cant? That the particular axle does not allow for a conversion to be done and that there were limited numbers of these axles produced by ford and that I would have to replace with another set of auto hubs?

Can anyone confirm or deny this?

Thank you!
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:42 AM
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I know the later superduties need a bearing conversion to go full manual

but IDK about yours ,, thats the first time I have heard about it ,, but I don't follow your year much however my Blazer had that same style and I had no issue finding manuals

Warn Industries - 4WD Standard Manual Hubs

Oh Happy New Years and thx
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:45 AM
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Ohh see note H in the warn app guide about the spindle nut

looks simple to Me ? it even references your 3 bolt hub

also note that is the standard hubs guide there was a premium hub section also
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:52 AM
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Yes you can switch to manual hubs, your ford guy is an idiot!!

To switch to manual hubs you will need.....

Manual hubs
AND
Manual hub wheel bearing nuts

The auto hubs used ONE 6 sided nut per side to tighten the wheel bearing.
While the manual hubs use TWO nuts and a washer per side to tighten the wheel bearing.

Warn sells a "conversion Kit". All it is, is 4 nuts and 2 washers. for about $80
Warn 32721 Auto Hub Conversion Kit
Or you can just go to your local Junkyard and get them for about $25

Stage 8 also sells an "upgraded" nut kit. I have never had an issue with the nuts coming loose if torqued properly so that is just a waste to me
Stage 8 X-Lock Locking Spindle Nuts - Dana 60 Axle Model - SummitRacing.com
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for the link. I saw what you mentioned about the reference to the 3bolt hub. Mile Marker also references a conversion kit from Auto, to Manual. Sounds good. Thanks guys, happy new year
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:09 AM
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Thx
you too
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:43 AM
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This is the answer you get when you go to the dealer for aftermarket parts / procedures. We're running Warns with the kits Brad mentioned on both '95s. IIRC, the kits were quite a bit less than that, closer to $50.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:55 PM
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If you interested I have some milemarker hubs sitting in a drawer in need to get rid of. 65 bucks shipped
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