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warn hubs question

O.k. this has prob. been put on here a thousand times but I couldnt find it, Im wanting to convert my 95 from auto hubs to manual(my auto hubs are shot), any way the 2 parts stores I checked on said I needed the conversion kit plus hubs?????? they were bothe over 300.00 for the whole thing? is that right? could anyone point me in the right direction as far as what parts I need, maybe where a good place to get them at, are they a pain to convert????? thanks in advance!!!
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The parts stores are correct you will need the new manual hubs and the conversion kit. The conversion kit consist of the correct hub nuts for the manual hubs (the auto hub nuts are totally different and wont work with manual hubs).

Here is the parts you will need:

Hubs: (I have been running the Mile Marker brand for 2 years now with no problems)
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

Conversion Kit:
http://store.summitracing.com/partde...t=MMK-95-27997


$300 is far fetched for the parts.


Swapping manual hubs is super easy to do. Pull the old automatic hub off, remove the nuts, put new nuts on, install new hub. Remember, it takes a special socket to get the auto hub nuts off and another special tool to put the manual hub nuts on. Most auto parts stores (ie: O'Reilly Auto Parts, AutoZone, etc.) have these sockets. They run about $10 each. While you are at the auto parts store, grab yourself a repair manual. They are pretty detailed about removing and installing the lock outs...



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hey, thanks lifted ranger! thats sounds more like the ball park I was looking into!
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mile marker hubs are also available from autozone, im on my 2nd winter with them, no problems with them.
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manual hubs are the best!
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Don't blow your money on the Warn conversion kit, get two of these bags instead. Those are what's inside of that $50.00 cardboard box. The 4 Wheel Parts store here has 'em for around 6 bux a bag........you need two bags, one for each side. Part #28068X

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will that nut kit work for the mile marker hubs? so I wouldnt need the conversion kit?
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will that nut kit work for the mile marker hubs? so I wouldnt need the conversion kit?
yes that nut kit will work with any TTB manual locking hubs.....no you will not need to conversion kit....those nuts is all the conversion kit is...
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I would call around to some offroad stores and ask them about prices on warn manual locking hubs for your truck...and tell them that you have auto locking hubs and they will tell you will need a set of the convertion nuts...mine all together for my 97 was $200 for the hubs and $30 i think for the nuts...at the end with tax was just under $250...I like the manual because they seem and I'm sure are stronger but being able to not have to get out in the snow or rain with auto would be nice! good luck on the project! remeber to not tighten the nut down all the way...you got untill its on snug and then a 1/4 back....
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oh and you will need a special socket for the nutts!!!! that was spendy for how you only use it twice
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oh and you will need a special socket for the nutts!!!! that was spendy for how you only use it twice
it comes in very handy if you do your own maintenance...
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yes it does! i have used it sense just to get the ball barring out...i was gonna sell mine but i've used it again so maybe i will again and again.
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o.k., finally ordered the parts!! do you guys know what size of sockets I need for the nuts? would like to pick them up before I get the parts----thks
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go to the auto parts store (AutoZone, O'Reilly, NAPA, etc.) and tell them what you are doing. They should be able to point you to the proper ones (remember, you will need 2, one for the auto hub nut and one for the manual hub nut)....
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my autozone had them in stock, seems like one was $12 and the other was $14
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i like my manual hubs but i miss the automatic ones where all u have to do is push the button and roll back a little but and there is no way u should pay 300 for hubs and if your guna pay that much you should buy avm hubs
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I'm doing the same project as beaverpilot but was going to go with the warn standard locking hub. Aside from the hubs, I would just need two of the bags that Thumper listed (aside from the tools)? Its a 97 Mazda B4000. I'm really having difficulty finding out exactly what needs to be replaced and what parts I need to buy. Thanks a lot guys. Sorry to hijack your thread Beaverpilot
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