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Old 03-23-2011
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Manual Hubs

I got my new Rugged Ridge manual locking 4x4 hubs today! I am just so excited I had to tell someone so you all get to hear about it. The reason I went with manual hubs is because a few weeks back I lost my front driver side wheel on the highway (long story). When I lost the wheel it took my hub with it. I went to the stealership and they want $160 for one hub and I got my new ones for $150 for the pair so I went with manuals. I think I made the right choice because now I have 2wd low range along with more reliable hubs, I have had a lot of problems with the autos. So what do you guys think?
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from everything i've read since you fall in the 98-00 range you did the right think! congrats man!
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Yeah I haven't gotten to try them out yet cuz I'm replacing my upper and lower ball joints along with my shocks
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Do they make manual hubs for a 02 ranger xlt
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or is there some way to modify my front axle or switch it for an axle off a 2000 ranger
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Hey man I've been lookin around and I can't find any newer than 2000. I don't think you can mod your axle to fit different hubs, personally if I couldn't find em I would just leave it how it is.
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Let me know when you want to try them out. We could put them to use at that hill climb.
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I wanna try that hill climb so bad but I think I would have a problem goin down cuz I don't have a lift so I think I would rub
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It shouldn't be too bad, plus I've got a few tow straps if you get high-centered. I should also mention that it's not nearly as bad without the snow and ice, you should definitely check it out. I'm home just about every day after 6 if you ever want to give it a shot.
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Ok you talked me into it. I'm getting my truck aligned on Thursday then I'm ready to go. I still havnt given my new tires the test so I'm down to go.
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Cool, just let me know when you'd like to go. Scott would probably join in as well.
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Ok I hope to be able to go on Thursday. I'll call or text you and let you know what's goin on.
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Sounds like a plan. I took the rims off and polished them up this weekend, it's time to get em dirty again.
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Do you work on Tuesday? I'm out around two.
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Yeah, I typically work Monday - Friday and have a martial arts class on Tuesday, so I get home a bit later.
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hey hey whats this your going to do the hill climb! i wana see that lol but my ranger is dead...battery sat for too long again, oops!
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Uh, there's a reason why they make jumper cables and/or battery chargers - to get your truck over to Collier's Mills.
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Come on Dave ill come over and jump your truck and we'll take a ride to meet up with john.
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How the **** did you loose your wheel ryan, I want to know!
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Oh another question , ok so my front left bearing id goin , and i priced out a hub at my brothers shop, and he can get me an abs hub for 300 at his cost , but do i need an abs hub , or can i just get a normal hub , oh and i disconnected my abs i cant stand that ****
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hey i have a manual hub ? and i cant figure how to start my own thread. i just got a couple warn manual hubs from a salvage yard and i dont think they are both working right. one turns freely in the free position and the other seems to be locked in both positions. which one of these is broken? and can they be repaired?
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i just tore them down and in the one that would not unlock i found that the plastic housing that goes around the bearing and the spring were both shot.... can I get replacements?
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I'm really not sure if you can fix them. I wanna say you gotta buy a whole new hub and I don't think they sell them single. I may be wrong though.
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that sucks as i am pretty broke lol any one have any ideas where i could just get the spring i think i can repair the plastic housing.
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