Vacuum hub locker bypass mod performance
After getting stuck in some mud and spending 2+ hours digging/wenching myself out I decided I needed to invest some time in figuring out why my front wheels wouldn't pull me out (they were on solid ground and not breaking loose at all). After reading about the nightmare of the vacuum controlled hub lockers on the 98-00 models, and seeing the bypass mod, I decided it would probably be the best thing to do. I take my truck off "the beaten path" in the back of my property which is a jungle/swamp and the 4x4 comes in handy. I noticed that after the mod the truck did feel a little "heavier" as far as steering and acceleration, which I was pretty much expecting since the hubs are locked all the time. My question is: has anyone noticed any problems, quirks, etc. after doing this mod. I just want to weigh the pros and cons to see if I made the best decision. I do a lot of freeway driving also so I was also wondering if the mod will have a big impact on gas mileage and wear on my truck. Thanks for all the info, this is a great site.