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Old July 20th, 2010, 06:56 AM   #1
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i need to get a new set of locking hubs for my dana44. which ones should i get? id like to get a stronger set than oem
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Old July 20th, 2010, 07:05 AM   #2
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I'm a fan of having the easiest to replace part as the weak link. I'm scared of dynatrac and the likes, I run the warn premiums.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 08:05 AM   #3
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Old July 21st, 2010, 10:25 AM   #4
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When my blazer was a 44 front it had regular Warn's on them, when those broke i went w/ the premiums. I went through 2 sets of premiums and they warranted them both times i broker them!! Get the good ones because they'll warranty them for life.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 11:23 AM   #5
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Do they warranty the Warn regular hubs as well? I need to convert my auto locking Ford ones to manual and wanted to just run Warn standard.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 11:56 AM   #6
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I don't like any weak link. Your stock hubs are plenty strong.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 06:21 AM   #7
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I don't like any weak link. Your stock hubs are plenty strong.
It doesn't matter what kind of setup you have, something will eventually be the weak link. I'll continue to choose the 35 spline warn premiums as that link, as opposed to a ring/pinion.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:28 AM   #8
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It doesn't matter what kind of setup you have, something will eventually be the weak link. I'll continue to choose the 35 spline warn premiums as that link, as opposed to a ring/pinion.
The OP was for a D44. You are discussing a D60. Big difference there.

Regarding your setup, have you ever read how when a hub blows, it is very common to take out a Detroit Locker? Personally, I don't want something in my driveline that is likely to take out a $600 component. So, instead, my preference is to have a driveline that my tires are unlikely to be able to overcome.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:32 AM   #9
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The OP was for a D44. You are discussing a D60. Big difference there.

Regarding your setup, have you ever read how when a hub blows, it is very common to take out a Detroit Locker? Personally, I don't want something in my driveline that is likely to take out a $600 component. So, instead, my preference is to have a driveline that my tires are unlikely to be able to overcome.
I've heard of lockouts breaking a detroit locker. I've a ton of lockouts in my D44 without ill side effects.

And yes, I forgot we were talking about a d44, but I would still rather replace a 10 minute hub as opposed to a u-joint or axle shaft.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 07:49 AM   #10
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The OP was for a D44. You are discussing a D60. Big difference there.

Regarding your setup, have you ever read how when a hub blows, it is very common to take out a Detroit Locker? Personally, I don't want something in my driveline that is likely to take out a $600 component. So, instead, my preference is to have a driveline that my tires are unlikely to be able to overcome.
I know that a broken axle shaft can take out a detroit, but I haven't heard that about a broken lock out hub. Can someone explain to me how the grenaded hub can do that to the locker?

And yes, there's always a weak link, just depends where it is...in my case its usually the driver
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:03 AM   #11
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I know that a broken axle shaft can take out a detroit, but I haven't heard that about a broken lock out hub. Can someone explain to me how the grenaded hub can do that to the locker?

And yes, there's always a weak link, just depends where it is...in my case its usually the driver
Those guys are just taying that they would rather take out a hub than a locker in one of those "weird" situations.

Personally- I think that if the locker breaks, it needed to be replaced anyway.... IDK I've snapped plenty 44 shafts over the last few years. They really aren't that hard to change. Just keep you spindle nuts and mating surfaces anti-siezed and it's a 20 minute job as long as you have an extra shaft ready to go and with you.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 08:33 AM   #12
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I've never blown one, nor have I taken out my Detroit so it's all hear say. But, as I understand it, the Detroit doesn't like the shock load of an axle or hub letting go while under extreme load. So, it wouldn't matter what component breaks, it's the reaction shock of a tire being loaded up and then releasing.

To me, I don't want any component to be a weak link. I've tried to build my rig as bullet proof as possible so nothing breaks. With the exception of my shitty transfer case, I've been successful.

Talk to guys like Liv2mx, who beats his D60 hard. I don't think he's ever blown his R&P.
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