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i want Auto hubs instead of my manuals

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I have a 97 f250HD 4x4 and I have the Ttb axle. I have never owned a truck with lockouts but I can say I hate them they work good but I hate getting outta the truck to lock and unlock them. What are my options? Are there any non troublesome auto hubs? I have been into the front end and underdtand how everything goes together and comes apart but will I need a new spindle nut or any other things to make this swap happen
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I'm on the manual hub bandwagon as well. You will be sorry (eventually) if you put auto hubs on. My 96 f250 Powerstroke had factory auto locking hubs. The one on the passenger side "blew out" and the acuator was floating back and forth in the hub. I would turn a corner and either hear a loud "clunk" followed by the loud hum of the tranfer case, or the steering wheel would "saw" back and forth as I straightened the front wheels. Replaced them with a set of Warn manual hubs from NAPA and haven't had a problem since. If I think roads are going to be slippery, I lock them in before I leave.
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