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Remember Me? Site Navigation. I've got a defective set of auto locking hubs on my 1st gen, and I want to swap for manual ones.
View My Garage. Generally not much tougher than opening a mineral water bottle. Sometimes it can get tight if you have driven in 4WD on hard tarmac causing some transmission windup.
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Experience with these procedures, particularly pressing wheel bearings, is highly recommended. Improper installation will void the warranty on these parts; this is the responsibility of whoever purchases this kit. This kit does not include lockouts manual hubs.
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The Aisin manual hubs on the Toyota 4-wheel drive trucks are regarded as the best hubs going, and they are a great swap for those with automatic hubs or ADD flanges. With some basic maintenance, these hubs will remain watertight, and they will provide years of reliable service. For this article, I tore down a hub I bought from a junkyard to use as a trail spare: I wanted to make sure it was ready for use.
Besides looking cool, the manual hubs allow the front axle to be disconnected from the drive train, theoretically saving fuel and wear and tear. Note from my understanding the Aisin hubs can be installed on 80 series Land Cruisers with the shorter birfields. Also when you remove the hub face from hub body, note position so you can put it back together the same way. Some people will mark position on body when they remove hub face.
Well, in absolute simple terms both systems — all-wheel drive AWD and four-wheel drive 4WD — drive all four wheels, hence their names, but from there things swiftly become increasingly complicated. In the real world, things are never that simple but generally AWD vehicles are lighter and lower think Subaru Forester et al than 4WDs and more suited to fast road and dirt-track driving than slow off-road driving because they lack the ground clearance and the drivetrain built to cop sustained off-road work. The difference between all-wheel drive and four-wheel drive systems lays beyond the seeming similarities of the two and is deeper within the fine-print machinations of the systems themselves and the real-world applications they were engineered for.
Locking hubsalso known as free wheeling hubs are fitted to some mainly older four-wheel drive vehicles, allowing the front wheels to rotate freely when disconnected unlocked from the front axle. This is done to reduce the mechanical resistance of the front-portion of the drivetrain when four-wheel drive is not in use. The hub is a component where the wheel is directly mounted to, and is outside the axle. The benefits of unlocking hubs for normal road use are mainly found in increased fuel efficiency.