AVM questions - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Drivetrain Tech General discussion of drivetrain for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 12-18-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: AL
Posts: 52
AVM questions

Ok guys,

I have a 2005 Edge 4x4 4.0 auto. The Avm site lists hubs for 97-2000 but the mazda lists applications for 97 to current if i am not mistaken. I want my hubs to be fully manual. I saw a conversion kit for that too. somebody explain. I have had tons of nissan trucks, they were all manual. Can this be done with my ranger, or am I stuck with a front drive shaft spinning all the time. and everyone has told that my vac pulse hubs will break it is just a matter of time. Plus, I have the 5 spoke aluminum rims, will I have to have new wheels or can I take the center out of the wheel.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-18-2006
Rockledge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 479
Welcome.

Your '05 does not have the PVH system. The AVM hubs that are available here in the US are for the PVH ('98-'00) systems only.

As far as I know, you're stuck with the the front drive shaft spinning all the time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-18-2006
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by 83project
Ok guys,

I have a 2005 Edge 4x4 4.0 auto. The Avm site lists hubs for 97-2000 but the mazda lists applications for 97 to current if i am not mistaken. I want my hubs to be fully manual. I saw a conversion kit for that too. somebody explain. I have had tons of nissan trucks, they were all manual. Can this be done with my ranger, or am I stuck with a front drive shaft spinning all the time. and everyone has told that my vac pulse hubs will break it is just a matter of time. Plus, I have the 5 spoke aluminum rims, will I have to have new wheels or can I take the center out of the wheel.
k, you dont have vac hubs, you have a live axle where the axle spins all the time, yes you can change to maunal hubs by converting your front end(hubs and half shafts) but that would be stupid cause its a weaker set-up, your not losing mpg or anything like that so dont sweat it, and to answer your last question, yes you would need new wheels if you were to go that route......
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-18-2006
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: AL
Posts: 52
Thanks guys

I appreciate the quick rsponse. I've always liked being able to disconnect completely. Plus, it would allow me to jack the torsion bars without worryig about the cv boots and the joints. Oh, well, little crank I guess won't hurt.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-18-2006
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
no man you will be good to crank them, ive got mine cranked up and everything is find, right along with alot of others on here......
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-22-2006
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
A member over at offroadrangers.com just converted his live-axle ranger to an AVM manual hub set up, but it isn't cheap. It is cheaper with used parts but still... Best I can tell, you need the pvh halfshafts, and possibly the hub/bearing unit from a PHV ranger, and of course the avm manual hubs.
Nothing is wrong with the live-axle setup, most you might lose is 1mpg or so. There are some advantages to manuals, less wear and tear on the front axles, diff and driveshaft. If you break something up front while wheeling (ie cv-shaft) you can disconnect the hubs and drive home. Also you can use 2wd low range (not really needed but it's cool).
You could also say that if the hub-locks themselves are the weakest points, you would break them before the cv-joints. Seeing how the hubs are only $97 per set it wouldn't be horribly expensive to replace a broken one.
You shouldn't need to replace your wheel, most all aftermarket wheels have centercaps that you can just take out.
You should be okay either way to crank the torsion bars a small amount. Too much will be bad reguardless of the hubs, and will wear out suspension components faster, and ride harsher. Mine are adjusted about 1" higher, and I wouldn't do more than that, since our front ends don't have much travel as it is, the suspension will top out fairly easily.
Here is the thread for offroadrangers.com;
http://www.offroadrangers.com/forum/...ad.php?t=25038
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-22-2006
Rockledge's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 479
FWIW, someone posted in another forum that tellico4x4.com is sold out of the AVM Ranger hubs and "they don't know if they'll be able to get any more". Sounds like discouraging news, if it's true. Glad I picked up a set from them already.

It makes me wonder though, are the AVM hubs available anywhere else?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-22-2006
ranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Imperial Beach, CA
Posts: 4,502
live axel is better
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-22-2006
icb12's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: there
Posts: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rockledge
FWIW, someone posted in another forum that tellico4x4.com is sold out of the AVM Ranger hubs and "they don't know if they'll be able to get any more". Sounds like discouraging news, if it's true. Glad I picked up a set from them already.

It makes me wonder though, are the AVM hubs available anywhere else?
ebay
search avm ranger
96.99$

iain
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-22-2006
xp1ik99's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 3,230
Quote:
Originally Posted by icb12
ebay
search avm ranger
96.99$

iain
damn, nice find......
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-23-2006
brianjwilson's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon
Posts: 3,650
Quote:
Originally Posted by ranger
live axel is better

Wow, thanks for the informative post.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AVM Hub Lockers Alex98 Drivetrain Tech 55 12-15-2008 07:55 PM
Anyone cut caps for AVM's? deathbypsi Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 7 04-28-2007 07:27 AM
AVM hubs 99ranger4x4 Drivetrain Tech 27 02-22-2007 04:16 PM
avm hubs buell1238 Drivetrain Tech 33 10-26-2006 01:14 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:35 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.