Originally Posted by Renegade II
Yes the 6 bolts hubs provide stronger lockout options, but that's about it. Bearing and spindle wise they are no stronger and in the disc brake era use the same internals.
This would be great if these had a rotor behind them instead of a drum. Manual, four wheel drums on a Jeep with 35's don't stop it much quicker than a freight train.
The Lock-O-Matic hubs are junk, Warn quit making them over 30 years ago for a reason. They regularly do one of four things, no one more than another;
- don't engage
- Blow apart
- snap the stub shaft
And they tend not to work at all in sub freezing temps.
it will hopefully have 4 wheel disc brakes before the 35's get installed. 33's on it currently are you saying that these hubs are no good? should i replace this axle as a whole or just convert it to discs ya think?