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Old 03-17-2011
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Icon5 Need to replace 98 xlt hubs

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I need to trade out my stock auto locking hubs to manual ones. No idea where to start looking for parts or how to approach this. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated!

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There are a few good brands I've looked into em cuz i was gonna do the same but decided against it. They will run you around $170 for a pair while stock auto hubs are about $160 for just one. I would just Google manual hubs and find a match for your truck. All you gotta do is take off your front wheels, use a flat head screw driver to pop off the hubs, slide on the new ones and put the wheel back on.
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So only like 15 minutes max for each? Thanks so much for the info
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Any brands I should stay away from? Or sites
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I have always been told that warn are the best but they stopped making them for rangers in 93. I would say rugged ridge is the brand to get for our trucks. I googled manual hubs and looked through various sites. Like I said I stuck with the autos so I wouldn't know what sites are better than the rest but all the sites I looked at were about the same price wise.
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Just to clarify. This is what I need? http://www.cseoffroad.com/1500170.html
Also will this Interfere with my wheels at all?

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That is what you need and it shouldn't interfere with anything unless you somehow manage to install it wrong which isn't easy. I need to get a new hub for my truck too and I decided to go with manuals today so thanks for the link with the sale.
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i've read reviews on the rugged ridge that they fall out while driving so guys use zip ties or something to keep them in.
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Those are the only manual locking hubs us folks with the PVH system can use.
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If mine fell off I would flip out. You just really have to make sure they click in. When I was putting mine on the other day it went on and seemed like it was on but i could twist it so MAKE SURE THEY ARE ON ALL THE WAY! After you get them on try taking a piece of wood and layin it flat on the hub and tap it with a hammer just to be sure.
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