86 BII 4 wheel drive - Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest

Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Ford Tech
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

greatlakes4x4.com is the premier Great Lakes 4x4 Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old February 13th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #1
DeerHuntin9124
Blue on Black
 
DeerHuntin9124's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-09
Location: Hemlock MI
Posts: 108
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default 86 BII 4 wheel drive

My bronco is still in progress but i think one of the previous owners swapped the electronic 4x4 for a manual t-case. Question is would the hubs have to be converted to lockouts for the 4 wheel drive to work right or would they work as is. First 4 wheel drive vehicle so im new to these sorta things. Suggestions appreciated. Thanks
DeerHuntin9124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old February 13th, 2009, 09:58 PM   #2
88mudder
In the band!
 
Join Date: 03-30-06
Location: waterford michigan
Posts: 3,678
iTrader: (29)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to 88mudder Send a message via Skype™ to 88mudder
Default

i would highly recommend manual lockouts.
88mudder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #3
HVYRTFT
Reed my teef
 
HVYRTFT's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-17-07
Location: Whitehall,MI
Posts: 2,441
iTrader: (9)
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Default

x2 on manual lockouts. And, it's a rather simple conversion process.



Unless you like buying auto hubs and not having 4x4 when you need it.
HVYRTFT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 13th, 2009, 10:30 PM   #4
Captain Ledd
Ranger Addiction?
 
Captain Ledd's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Davisburg
Posts: 2,065
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Well, technically they'll work as is.

The hubs wouldn't have to be converted, but you may gain some benefits, like 4wd working when you actually need it. The automatic hubs are notorious for being festering piles of crap. You can try building up some spares from a junkyard, but I'd just assume that as soon as you run into issues, convert to manual hubs.

Hub Swap 1

Hub Swap 2

Basically find a similar body style BII or Ranger that has been put out to pasture (junkyard) that has manual hubs, and steal it all There is technically 2 different axles in these and they interchange. So to make sure no one swapped in the other axle, count the bolt holes on the front of the beam for the differential. Make sure it has the same amount as yours. Manual hubs are actually more common than the automatic ones for those years, at least in my experience.

And you should be set

Last edited by Captain Ledd; February 13th, 2009 at 10:35 PM.
Captain Ledd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 14th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #5
DeerHuntin9124
Blue on Black
 
DeerHuntin9124's Avatar
 
Join Date: 01-16-09
Location: Hemlock MI
Posts: 108
iTrader: (1)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captain Ledd View Post
Well, technically they'll work as is.

The hubs wouldn't have to be converted, but you may gain some benefits, like 4wd working when you actually need it. The automatic hubs are notorious for being festering piles of crap. You can try building up some spares from a junkyard, but I'd just assume that as soon as you run into issues, convert to manual hubs.

Hub Swap 1

Hub Swap 2

Basically find a similar body style BII or Ranger that has been put out to pasture (junkyard) that has manual hubs, and steal it all There is technically 2 different axles in these and they interchange. So to make sure no one swapped in the other axle, count the bolt holes on the front of the beam for the differential. Make sure it has the same amount as yours. Manual hubs are actually more common than the automatic ones for those years, at least in my experience.

And you should be set
Hey thanks for the help. I went and "borrowed" the hubs from a rusting pile of BII but i was having jack problems and didnt get all the guts. Im going to buy a conversion kit just to make sure i have all new, well operating parts.
DeerHuntin9124 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #6
Jdc215
Senior Member
 
Jdc215's Avatar
 
Join Date: 02-18-08
Location: Hartland/Fenton
Posts: 1,071
iTrader: (6)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

i broke an axle shaft with those automatic hubs, long story but i have had no problems with the manual hubs
Jdc215 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 17th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #7
Captain Ledd
Ranger Addiction?
 
Captain Ledd's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-06-05
Location: Davisburg
Posts: 2,065
iTrader: (31)
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jdc215 View Post
i broke an axle shaft with those automatic hubs, long story but i have had no problems with the manual hubs
Well they will work, it's just they generally stop working. It seems to be a matter of when, not if.
Captain Ledd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > 4x4 Talk > Ford Tech

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Page generated in 0.16016 seconds with 41 queries