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Old November 8th, 2007, 08:00 AM   #1
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My automatic lockouts ate themselves somehow. I bought Superwinch brand, the guy @ the store told me i don't need any type of adapter kit. I have no clue how the new lockouts are going to attach, the bolt holes don't even line up from the old housing to the new cap. Basically I'd like to know if there is some sort of additional kit that i need for this. Any help would be apreciated.

P.S. I know that WARN is what i should have gotten, but this was supposed to be a quick saturday morning fix so that i could go riding with a group of friends and superwinch was all that was available.
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Old November 8th, 2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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i believe there is an adapter/change over kit or manual hubs specificaly for this swap, i assmue you have 3 bolt auto hubs and are trying to go to 5 bolt manuals? i would call up jeffsbroncograveyard im sure they can tell you what you need, there number is 248-437-5060, or 248-486-1760
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I will be doing this swap tomorrow on a 94 F150, I'll let ya know how it goes if I can figure it out.

Its my neighbors truck, he bought the conversion kit. Gave him the locking hub and 2 of the special d44 nuts (the ones you need the special socket for) per side. Looks pretty easy, but we'll see.
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The outside bolt patttern is not important, the new inner hubs will have the same pattern as the new outers, and yes you need a conversion kit, includes new lock rings.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #5
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the guy @ the store told
There's your problem right there. Take the shit back and have his boss look up the application.

What store was this?
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Just did this today, super easy, took 20 minutes a side.

Jack up the truck
take the hub cover off
take the snap ring out
pull the auto hub out
take the c clip out
take the 3 thrust washers out
take the hub cam out
take the retaining ring out
unscrew the wheel retainer

everything is now off

put the nut with the nipple on the side of it on (from the conversion kit)
put the lock washer on (from the conversion kit)
put the next lock nut on and torque (from the conversion kit)
slide the hub into the rotor
put the c clip around the axle shaft (the ones in our kit didn't fit, had to hit the hardware store for new ones)
put the snap ring around the outside in
put the hub locking part on
tighten allen screws

drink beer
done
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I used pro comp lock-outs on my 93. Everything went back in just like the autos came out except for the axle c-clip. The new c-clip went on the outer groove of the axle where the old ones came off the inner groove.
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Hey everyone,
Thanks for all of the advice, turns out that i did not need a kit. The Hub assembly was actually 2 pieces, once i figured that out It was Idiot proof. It was simply a c-clip and snap ring that came with the hubs, the c-clip went right on the axle shaft and the snap ring lined the end of the housing. I've got them in and working. It seriously took me about 10 minutes per side once I realized it was so damn simple.
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