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Unread 10-18-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Locking hubs

Thinking of installing locking hubs on my 86 gw and wonder if anybody may have some insight.?

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Unread 10-18-2013, 08:22 AM   #2
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I have them on my 90. They work great never had a problem with them. Just have to be damned certain to lock them before you EVER engage the 4x4 or you will destroy the viscous coupling in the NP229 case. Presuming that is whats in your 86 with the 360/727 trans. Advantage is you can dis-engage the front axles shafts, gear-set,drive shaft. Idea is that you can save economy by removing rotating mass and parasitic losses when not needing the 4x4.
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Unread 10-20-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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Cool. I'm going for it. Thanks. Did you notice fuel savings after changing yours?
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Unread 10-21-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Mine was done before I got it so no way to really tell. Logic tells me it has to help. At least it will cut wear on the front ring/pinion and inner axle bearings. Best I got my worn out 360 up to was 14 HWY with 31x10.50 GoodYear Duratracs' and the factory 3.31 gearing.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 09:40 AM   #5
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Thanks. Picked mine up yesterday and plan to install right away.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 01:33 AM   #6
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If you gain 1 mpg, that's about a 10% fuel savings. Never noticed a difference on V8 rigs, but 2-5 mpg on the 6 on highway was common.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #7
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How much work is it to do? I want to do this on my 84GW
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Unread 10-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #8
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Takes at most 15 minutes per side if you're slow.
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Unread 01-11-2014, 03:23 PM   #9
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Installed and noticed a couple miles per gallon increase. Well worth it.
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Unread 01-17-2014, 11:33 AM   #10
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Was it on a V8?
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Unread 01-17-2014, 11:39 AM   #11
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Yep
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Unread 01-17-2014, 11:49 AM   #12
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Ok awesome. Which ones did you go with?
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Unread 01-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #13
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Warn. They were under $100 and took about 5 minutes per.
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