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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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My stock auto-locking hubs have finally irritated me to the point where I'm ready to just toss the damn things.

There seems to be an unbelieveable array of different replacements out there from pretty much everyone that's into off-road. I see names like Warn, Mile Marker, Superwinch, and a few others yet.

Does anyone have experience with any of these - good or bad? I know that the Warm Premiums are usually the best out there, but this is just my D/D- tow rig that uses the 4wd very little. If I can spend $100 instead of $250 and not have problems, I'm going to.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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how many miles did the hubs last? i did the warn kit on my uncles 00 SD works great. but the auto hubs are nice. it all depends on what kind of driving you do. he just drives around a small town and barely any highway, so he just leaves them locked for the most part.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:59 AM   #3
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255,000 miles on it right now. The last 3 years the I owned it put the last 125,000 on it.... about 90 miles per day average for work commute and them nice 3-day trips towing the jeep all over creation on the weekends.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 11:13 AM   #4
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to be honest i would just replace the auto hubs then. the one time you dont lock the manual ones in and realy need them it will problly be too late.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:11 PM   #5
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Meh- I just replaced ball joints and wheel bearings and was told that I probably messed up the vaccum seals and other componants when I did that. I have no problem using standard lock-outs since I usually lock the autos in before a good snowstorm so I'm gaurenteed that they are locked in. Plus- have you priced those stock ones? I get them at cost and they are still a small fortune!!!!
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Old September 10th, 2010, 12:18 PM   #6
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I have superwinch hubs on mine, a bit pricey but, super easy install and haven't had any issues in 2+ years.

IMHO ditch the OEMs.
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Ive got Warn lock out on mine, my auto locking hubs were pieces of shit!
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #8
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Thanks Skoots! I was waiting for you to chime in on this one.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 05:01 PM   #9
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my autolocks were stuck/frozen in auto since the day i bought it. they worked ok that way. last year a couple times they did not engage though. i have seen used ones on ebay for pretty cheap a few times. i never wheel my sd, but i do use it to tow my jeep and snowmobiles all the time. im looking for a set of manual hubs now. im sure the reason mine didnt engage was a vaccume issue. i did just replace all the orings when the front end was apart, perhaps that will fix it?? it would always lock in no problem if i was moving. it was a low speed or stopped i had issues.

your not gonna wheel it, get the elcheapo manuals. i bet they work fine.
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Old September 10th, 2010, 06:52 PM   #10
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my autolocks were stuck/frozen in auto since the day i bought it. they worked ok that way. last year a couple times they did not engage though. i have seen used ones on ebay for pretty cheap a few times. i never wheel my sd, but i do use it to tow my jeep and snowmobiles all the time. im looking for a set of manual hubs now. im sure the reason mine didnt engage was a vaccume issue. i did just replace all the orings when the front end was apart, perhaps that will fix it?? it would always lock in no problem if i was moving. it was a low speed or stopped i had issues.

your not gonna wheel it, get the elcheapo manuals. i bet they work fine.
if ya hate them sell them on escam.
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http://broncograveyard.com/bronco/i-...teel-hubs.html


my dad runs these on his excursions v10 and diesel and never had a problem.
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the picture must be wrong. they look nothing like my super duty hubs.
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Old September 11th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #14
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my milemarkers have not let me down. bought em soon after I bought my truck. no problems or complaints here.
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Old September 12th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #15
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Awesome! Thanks for the responses guys! Time to get busy and fix this thing!
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Old September 18th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #16
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all you have to do is pole them off and take them a part and grease them there's a web site that walks you threw it it really is simple
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Thanks for the tip, but I'm intimintly framilliar with the internal workings on these axles...

I just wasn't sure how running something less superior than Warn Premiums would hold up....

I went with the SS Milemarkers. They look sweet and work nice and smoothly! I just wish that they weren't so far back in the behind the face of the center caps. I LOVE the look of those things!
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When you replaced the stock hubs and went with manual locks, did you have to purchase the conversion kit? So far, everything that I have seen on the internet says you need this 350$ conversion kit wtf is this for?

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Old October 22nd, 2011, 07:36 AM   #19
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Nope. Just order them up and stick them in. Nothing to it.
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 09:01 AM   #20
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Tim saw your truck out front of the Ford dealership in GH. What did you get?
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