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I got a 2000 Ranger XLT 4x4 manual transmission. Sometimes when I go on the hill or just hunting I lock my 4 wheel drive in and it doesn't act like it's locked to all four wheels. Ive been told that all 4 wheels don't pull because it doesn't have possy track but still I get stuck up a lot more than other Rangers I have seen. So the big question is if I buy some AVM Hubs or any suggested hubs will this fix my problem?? All help is appreciated and God Bless.
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It all depends if you have Pulse Vacum Hubs or not. I have a 2000 XLT and I have a Live axle setup which AVM hubs will not fit. 2000 was the changeover year from Pulse Vacum to Live Axle.
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Such a design handles well. It distributes power evenly and smoothly, and makes slippage unlikely. Once it does slip, however, recovery is difficult. If the left front wheel of a 4WD vehicle slips on an icy patch of road, for instance, the slipping wheel will spin faster than the other wheels due to the lower traction at that wheel. Although the amount of torque applied to each wheel will be identical, the amount of traction at each driven wheel will be limited to that of the wheel with the least traction (at least one wheel on ice in this case). This problem can happen in both 2WD and 4WD vehicles, whenever a driven wheel is placed on a surface with little traction or raised off the ground. The simplistic design works acceptably well for 2WD vehicles. It is much less acceptable for 4WD vehicles because 4WD vehicles have twice as many wheels to lose traction, increasing the likelihood that it will happen. 4WD vehicles may also be more likely to be driven on surfaces with reduced traction.
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This problem can happen in both 2WD and 4WD vehicles, whenever a driven wheel is placed on a surface with little traction or raised off the ground. The simplistic design works acceptably well for 2WD vehicles. It is much less acceptable for 4WD vehicles because 4WD vehicles have twice as many wheels to lose traction, increasing the likelihood that it will happen. 4WD vehicles may also be more likely to be driven on surfaces with reduced traction.


It sounds like they are saying if one wheel out of the four in a 4wd loses traction, it will be the only one to spin. Not true.....the rear is locked into the front, but it's wheels are independant of what happens in the front. As long as the rear wheels have traction in 4wd, they will provide movement, not just sit there while the front spins. Vice versa....only if a wheel in both sets of axles with open diffs loses traction will it sit there and spin.
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thanx dudes
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