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F-250 HUB HELP

I have auto hubs with electric shifting on my 2001 Ford F-250 and i was wanting to know if i can changemy hubs to lock free??? any help would be great thanks
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Do you want manual hubs? Is that what you are asking? you can switch them out to warns if you want.

On your auto hubs the "free" position works with the switch on the dash. If you have any issues with that not working then you can manually lock them but you still have to turn the switch on in the dash.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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well 1 of my hubs are bad and its cheaper to buy the warn lock free hubs. i just need to know if everthing will work ok thanks for the help
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well 1 of my hubs are bad and its cheaper to buy the warn lock free hubs. i just need to know if everthing will work ok thanks for the help

Get the premium ones and you will be good to go. Very easy to install.

Are you sure you don't have other issues besides the hub? Do they work in the "lock" position?

Now you can take out your old ones and clean them out and they usually work fine. They are real easy to remove and take apart.

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You will get some axle wrap with a heavy trailer, I can feel it when towing my gooseneck with some heavy equipment. My Deavers will wrap enough to make the tires rub the front of the rear fender well if I give it too much throttle on aceleration.
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they work fine in lock. how do you clean them? so the only diff. is i have to get out and lock them in? also i have heard alot of people have had alot of probs. with the auto hubs going out.
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they work fine in lock. how do you clean them? so the only diff. is i have to get out and lock them in? also i have heard alot of people have had alot of probs. with the auto hubs going out.
Yea they have problems eventually if they are never cleaned. I switched to the Warn hubs before even trying to clean the OEM's because for only around $200 it gives you 2wd low, and peice of mind knowing what your hubs are doing instead of wondering about air/auto ones.
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If i replace the hubs with Warn hubs can i replace the switch and install a shifter for the transfer case? I just dont like to rely on electronics.
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If i replace the hubs with Warn hubs can i replace the switch and install a shifter for the transfer case? I just dont like to rely on electronics.

I dont think so. If you want to do that you would I think have to look into a new transfer case thats manual operated.
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this is what you guys need: Warn Premium Hubs 99-04 SD/ Ex

i changed over after my autolock hubs kept me stuck in the dunes
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they work fine in lock. how do you clean them? so the only diff. is i have to get out and lock them in? also i have heard alot of people have had alot of probs. with the auto hubs going out.
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