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post #1 of 7 Old 04-21-2005, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Dumb question, but gotta ask...

One of my friends is looking to buy a TJ that has a detroit locker in the front. It has the Warn hub kit and all that. He asked me if the detroit would affect his onroad drivabilty and I told him no since he can just keep the hubs unlocked. Did I give him correct info or not?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-21-2005, 09:41 PM
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There are now dumb questions, only dumb people.
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One of my friends is looking to buy a TJ that has a detroit lovker in the front. It has the Warn hub kit and all that. He asked me if the detroit would affect his onroad driveabilty and I told him no since he can just keep the hubs unlocked. Did I give him correct info or not?
in 2HI it won't make a difference whether the hubs are unlocked or not, as far as drivability...

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Thats correct. You can lock and unlock the hubs manually. You should never lock your hubs onroad. If like using 4wd on dry pavement.
Ohh I know not to lock them onroad, I guess I just didn't know how the detroit works...I mean if its still gonna somehow still work with the hubs unlocked.
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It does not matter if the hubs are locked or not. You may get an occasional pop from the front if locked, but many people run a locker in the front with the stock hubs with no problems.
But the advice you gave him was correct.
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It will matter with the hubs locked in and a full Detroit up front. He will noticed some wheel chirp and unload on the locker because the shafts are still turning. But with the hubs unlocked you notice no difference. By having the hubs unlocked you also save wear and tear on your front driveshaft.
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