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Old 12-04-2010, 01:48 PM
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Warn to factory hubs

The previous owner installed Warn hubs because he had issues with the factory hubs not (dis)engaging sometimes. From what I have read, the cause of this would be if a vacuum line came off or the seals in the hubs leaked.

I haven't been in a situation yet where I ever needed 4x4 without being able to stop and lock the hubs, however the convenience of auto is nice.

Other than the fact of know that with manual hubs I'm truely either locked or free, what disadvantage would there be to going back to factory hubs?
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:58 PM
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have heard there is a slight mileage increase going from factory to warn .... maybe someone else will chime in ???

and if you do let me know as i want to ditch the factory - maybe we can work a deal
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:57 AM
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factory hubs are shiat..the internals in them after time start locking up in auto and will engage and disengage..theres a reason he put WARN hubs in..smart man..id keep them over ford factory hubs..
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I put on the mile marker hubs andit gave me 1.5 more miles per gallon. Whoever had my truck before must have been useing vice gripe to unlock them.
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I just changed from factory to Superwinch hubs, and couldnt be happier. Id keep the Warns
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I didn't notice a change in MPGs, but I think that's because every time I'd use the factory hubs, I'd have to spend 10 minutes making sure that they unlocked.
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The previous owner installed Warn hubs because he had issues with the factory hubs not (dis)engaging sometimes. From what I have read, the cause of this would be if a vacuum line came off or the seals in the hubs leaked.

I haven't been in a situation yet where I ever needed 4x4 without being able to stop and lock the hubs, however the convenience of auto is nice.

Other than the fact of know that with manual hubs I'm truely either locked or free, what disadvantage would there be to going back to factory hubs?
its the other way around about the vac line as they wont lock
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Thanks all for clearing that up. I knew Warn hubs were good, but didn't know stock was that bad.

goats, thanks for the correction.

All this being said, I assume that it would be fine to lock in the hubs, but use only 2wd for a while, correct? This way if I were need to engage 4hi, I could do it just by flipping the switch without needing to stop and do everything on the spot. I also see in the manual that I can go from 2hi to 4hi while moving, but it didn't list a maximum speed. At what speed would be too fast to switch to and from 4hi?
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Thanks all for clearing that up. I knew Warn hubs were good, but didn't know stock was that bad.

goats, thanks for the correction.

All this being said, I assume that it would be fine to lock in the hubs, but use only 2wd for a while, correct? This way if I were need to engage 4hi, I could do it just by flipping the switch without needing to stop and do everything on the spot. I also see in the manual that I can go from 2hi to 4hi while moving, but it didn't list a maximum speed. At what speed would be too fast to switch to and from 4hi?
i know that cause i have that issue not locking in auto and want to get warn hubs lol
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Yes, you will be fine to lock the hubs and drive in 4x2. Owners manual lists the maximum speed to shift as 55 MPH, but I think that's too fast, but that's just me. You should NOT be shifting into 4x4 if your rear wheels are spinning faster than the front wheels.
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