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Old 08-04-2006
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avm hubs

does any one have these i just got some and i would like to know if anybody has them i also just got a new front drive shaft the one with a ujoint by the t-case alot stronger then stock i hope working on making it so i can go play and not worry
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do you have them installed yet???
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to everyone that cares i got them installed and they work awsome
i will get pics up to my computer has been down
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know when they are unlocked, is the front end basically totally disengaged as in nothing is spinning (ex. drivshaft. etc. etc.)????
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Old 10-03-2006
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when i unlock them nothing is spinning that inculdes the drive shaft and front end

so yeah u are right
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Siiic! Im waiting for my AVM's to come....i tracked them while at work at UPS and they should be here by 10:45am tomorrow....according to the load manifest and tracking info
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ok heres one last question, if you have them locked it is basically like having a live axle front right??? if you drive with them locked will this be bad?? im curious because in the winter time sometimes when im driving i need 4wd than a minute later i wont so i dont want to have to get out and unlock them everytime....
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how hard is it to install these......i am looking in to them
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very easy, just pop the old one off and put the new one on so i hear....
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you are right you just pop the old ones of and the new ones on u can drive around with them locked in it wont hurt anything as long as all your parts are goood your steering might feel alittle weird though it should not hurt anything though
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here is pics
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this is up by the transfer case
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I've always wondered if manual hubs on newer rangers would help the gas mileage, make any difference of yours?
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i dont have them yet but ive heard they dont help at all with gas milage.....
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^ you'd think they would tho right? cuz now your truck isn't pushin the force required to turn the front axles all the time if they are unlocked...
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I got mine and just installed them yesterday, they are sweet. Im in the process of making a "how to" on them so, if your patient give me a bit and ill have pics and instructions
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^ you'd think they would tho right? cuz now your truck isn't pushin the force required to turn the front axles all the time if they are unlocked...
so you would think, but than look at 2000 1/2 and up rangers, they have a live axle set up and everything is turning all the time and they get the same if not better gas mileage.....
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does any one have these i just got some and i would like to know if anybody has them i also just got a new front drive shaft the one with a ujoint by the t-case alot stronger then stock i hope working on making it so i can go play and not worry

wayne are you getting a vibration in your front driveshaft? i just installed mine and it sucks. actually installed it twice.
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can you put the avm's on any ranger, ie one w/ electronic switch, im new to all of this.
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Nathan, your ranger year you can put the AVM hubs on, the years that the AVM hub will fit are 1998-00.5 . Rangers newer than 2000.5 have what is known as a "live axle" setup, where their front "Hubs" are permanently "locked" in. Lockout hubs have their own benefits and and catches, but so does the "live axle" set up, but i assure you that its much cheaper for you to buy the AVM hubs than it is to convert over to a live axle set up....oh and btw the "PVH Fix Mod" only makes your hubs permanently locked, but that lock is no where near as strong as the actual "live axle".
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so i take it that the avm's are a good investment
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where is the cheapest place to buy them, jc whitney
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the drive shaft makes no vidrations they said that if you get one out of a explorer that there might be so vibrations i would go down to a shop and get it ballanced
there are to places that i found to buy them i got mine of of tellico4x4 website for $118 shiped it is will worth the envestment
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you have a superlift driveshaft. looks ust like mine that i just bought.
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i would take it back to super lift and tell them to fix it
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does anyone ever order from jc whitney they are only $89 bucks
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