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AVM Hub Lockers

Do they actually work better than the stock ones?
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Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes. That should answer all of your questions. Just buy them.
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lol ok can you describe how they make it work better?
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It gets rid of the crappy pulse vacuum system that always fails. it also gives you the option of 2wd low if you need the power to tow something heavy uphill.
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2wd low how does that work if they are in the front?
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The AVM hubs allow you to manually unlock the front axle. So when you are in 4Low the front drive shaft will still spin but the power will not be transferred to the wheels. Thus giving you low range in 2wd. They are also a lot more reliable than the Pulse Vacuum hubs that ore on your truck now.
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its only as good as the user, if you cant get out and lock them in then they will work 100x worse.
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^lol good point.
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who wouldnt know to lock them thats just dumb
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You're trading the convenience of the pulse hubs for the reliability of the manual- after the pulse hubs let you down once you'll be ready for some AVMs.
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You're trading the convenience of the pulse hubs for the reliability of the manual- after the pulse hubs let you down once you'll be ready for some AVMs.
+1 brother, I got 'em and LOVE them!
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mile markers baby!

just waiting to break one so i can buy some warns
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i finally got mine in and they work awesome. i ended up drilling a hole in the stock center cap. came out pretty good
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i finally got mine in and they work awesome. i ended up drilling a hole in the stock center cap. came out pretty good
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ill go get a pic in a few minutes...
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that's funny, I did the same thing. hole saw, burr grinder, then sanded smooth.

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LoL thanks for the better resolution Wickerham.
Here are my pics with my broken camera haha i have yet to buy a new one.

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did you sand em smooth? only cut myself on razor sharp plastic chrome 12 times before I did!!
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my cut, surprisingly, came out smooth so i didn't need to sand them. i had already bought the sandpaper because i expected a rough and sharp finish but it was smooth!
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alright then im definitely getting them waiting for next payckeck :(
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I noticed with the vacume hubs its instant lock in, with the AVM's do you need to roll so far forward to lock in the hubs or are they like the vacume hubs. Also when you unlock them do you need to back up 10 ft to unlock them?
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i rolled liek a foot...if that to go up a big rock in my side yard and the front tires pulled no problem so i dont think u need much rolling for them to engage. to unlock them, i went back about 5 feet or so just to where i park in the driveway and they were not locked anymore.
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whats the best way to cap off the vacuum lines after putting these on?
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They sell vac line caps at most auto part stores that u can use
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