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Username Post: AUTO LOCKING HUB CONVERSION        (Topic#234339)
Tarheel308 
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01-26-10 01:21 PM - Post#1849979    

I am interested in swapping the auto-locking front hubs on my '86 Scottsdale with manual locking ones. I have been looking at the ones from Mile Marker, but don't see the ones for my truck. They show ones for a K-5 Blazer, will they work? How involved is it to switch them out?

Thanks-Buddy

 
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MikeJ 
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01-26-10 02:46 PM - Post#1850029    
    In response to Tarheel308

I just replaced the auto hubs on my 91 Blazer. I bought a set of Warn manual hubs at Advanced Auto Parts for about $75.00 bucks. They were in stock.
Mike



 
I Fish 
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01-26-10 03:22 PM - Post#1850047    
    In response to MikeJ

i used the Warn Premiums on my '86 Sub, got them at Advance Auto as well.

All you need to do is unbolt the autos, pull a couple clips, put the new ones on, pop in a couple retaining rings and bolt on the covers.

You don't need to remove the tires, or even jack up the truck. Mine took a total of about 30 minutes. About 20 minutes on the first one, and 10 minutes on the other

 
Vaughn 
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01-26-10 07:11 PM - Post#1850254    
    In response to I Fish

Hubs come in two versions - plastic faced and metal faced. I personally have replaced a number of "plastic" faced hubs with metal ones - because the owner thought that they would NEVER break the plastic ones, until they took their rigs offroad the first time - and because the plastic ones were cheaper.

Mile Markers are fine, but can be a little stiff in cold weather. Warn is usually a bit easier to operate.

You need to figure out what axle you have - it is either a 10 bolt or a 12 bolt under your truck. You just need to get the right hub for your axle. It is probably a 10 bolt if your truck is a 1/2 ton.

 
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