Originally Posted by t740hellrazr
thanks guys after posting this i did some reading and pretty much everything is pointing 2 manual hubs with a conversion kit says there stronger and will last longer? im 23yo so when i take her muddin im prolly gonna be pretty damn hard on her so do u think i should make the switch? and ive seen where ppl are pulling the warns from jy's do some rangers come with them? or is it the luck of the draw per say?
Back in 94, electronic transfer case and "auto" hubs were standard, but if you ordered or if the dealer did it, you could do a delete them and go manual, and save a whole $100. People are lazy, so the dealers in the area where I lived rarely put a manual setup truck on their lot, and when they did, it was a stripper vehicle, clearly destined to be bought by the "value conscious" shopper. I never have had a OEM manual hub and a Warn in front of me at the same time, but it would come as no surprise to me if they just happened to be the same thing.
I jettisoned mine early on because they were flaky about releasing and I couldn't cure it, short of buying a new hub. Kinda hard on the axle with one hub engaged and the other released. I think Ford wanted $300 for a stupid hub. Ouch, screw that. Finally, one day I went to use 4X, it engaged, then after driving a bit I hit the gas hard. Bam, and that was it. The Warns were a cost effective solution, and they don't break at inconvenient times.