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100% locked in hubs?

found this and was thinking about doing it but not sure if it works. Anyone done this? Does it work? and is there any explanation of why this works?
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Hubs and axels off a 98-01 awd explorer 5.0 are bolt up like a 70 bucks mod from junk yard. Not sure on years just guessing but my friend did the mod to get rid of the air hubs.
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I said (to get rid of the air hubs) it becomes more of a axel and bearing it will be lock 100% and will turn the axel when 4x4 is not on. hope that help doing my best!
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Ya at that point i would do the mod i told you i dont trust super glue over time.
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Super glue? Nothing is glued
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part list is

1. explorer awd hub/bearing unit x2

2. explorer awd front cv axels x2

3. explorer awd front cv axels end bolts x2

4. pack of beer
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i just read it quick but dont seem like a 100% fix the mod i told you people do all the time
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I did that mod a few weeks ago because i broke a manual hub and had to go back to my vaccume hubs, but my vaccume system has been disabled. Doesnt take to long to do and is faily easy. The hubs are locked all the time so all of the front drive line is always turning. I will go back to manual hubs when i can afford it, but will keep my modded PVH hubs for back ups.
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The AVM/Mile Marker Kit is like $150 (Link here

Its simple to do. I did it recently to my truck and I kept the original center caps to keep over them so its incognito (and plan to keep the ones when i get new wheels/tires too)

Unless you Go Solid Axle with Manual hubs, or the Setup from an 01+ ranger (CV's and Hubs) then you'll never been able to 100% lock in hubs AND keep 2wd. The problem with the above described process is that the front driveline is fully turning which would cause some pretty unnecessary wear and add extra mpgs.
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avm/rugged ridge*

lol at that site saying 98-08 when its 98-00
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avm/rugged ridge*

lol at that site saying 98-08 when its 98-00
Yea Yea. Mine say AVM on them so there.

I googled it and that was the first site to come up that wasn't Amazon. I don't think i could buy car parts from the same place I buy books.
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The AVM/Mile Marker Kit is like $150 (Link here

Its simple to do. I did it recently to my truck and I kept the original center caps to keep over them so its incognito (and plan to keep the ones when i get new wheels/tires too)

Unless you Go Solid Axle with Manual hubs, or the Setup from an 01+ ranger (CV's and Hubs) then you'll never been able to 100% lock in hubs AND keep 2wd. The problem with the above described process is that the front driveline is fully turning which would cause some pretty unnecessary wear and add extra mpgs.
It is still capable of 2wd, but the front driveline will be turning constantly just like the live axle set up from 2001-present. It will only be in 4wd if the switch is turned to 4wd or 4Lo
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I ran my '99 with that mod for 3+ years and had no issues at all
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I ran my '99 with that mod for 3+ years and had no issues at all
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