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Locking Hub Questions?

Can you leave the hubs locked? I have a set of aftermarket wheels that have cabs that cover my hubs and make it impossible to lock the hubs without removing the 3 allens on each cap. Thanks!

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Re: Locking Hub Questions?

You can but you will be in 4wd full time and tear up something quickly.

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Re: Locking Hub Questions?

i don't think your going to hurt anything except your fuel economy.

back in the 70s dodges didn't come with lockouts, they were locked all the time

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Re: Locking Hub Questions?

If you mean locking the hub but not the transfer your still going to "crow hop" and chop the tread on the tires if not something worse. You will also be turning gears and pull mpg down as stated above.

Not a good idea in general.

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Re: Locking Hub Questions?

You can lock the hubs manually and leave them that way. As long as the transfer case is in 2WD you will be OK. But you may have a slight decrease in fuel mileage, and perhaps a little more "road noise". The front wheels will have a little more rolling resistance.

I've lived in places where I locked the hubs at the first snowfall and unlocked them about the first of March. Never had a problem.

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Re: Locking Hub Questions?

I bought a truck from a guy who did this, NOT a good plan, i had to replace the hubs and there is a inner needle bearing that supports the drive shaft (too support it as it enters the hub) and both sides where toast! pain in the butt to replace.

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Re: Locking Hub Questions?

Thanks for all the input...Just have to keep pullin off the old caps [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img]

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