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1998 B4000 4X4 Question


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k soo i was planning on buying the AVM Locking hubs. but then i found this
http://www.therangerstation.com/Magazine/Apr04/offroad.htm

is this worth doing my 4x4 completly failed. and i want to know what this will affect if i decide to do it!

and is there any easy lockers for this truck?
 
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I am going to order a set of the AVM hubs tomorrow for my Ranger 4L. I think the idea of lessening the parasitic drivetrain loss when on the road is a good thing. And when offroad I know I am in 4x4. How did your system tank, my vacuums hubs are leaking so the AVM's sounded like a smart decision. Depending on how soon you need you 4by if you keep an eye on my "Show Off Your Truck" thread I will post pics and my thoughts when I get them.
 

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i was planning on buying those hubs too but... is this fix worth doing for the time being while i gather money to buy the locking hubs?
 

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It really depends on how much wheeling you want to do before then. I am accepting my truck as a 2WD for the next couple weeks but if you need 4x4 before then do it. You are going to pull off you PVH hubs anyways.
 

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k well if i decide to go wheeling i might lock them. if not i can wait also.. since i dont plan on getting these hubs till sept. around my bday. once you get the hubs give me a full review.. i cant seem to find any online....

oh and does anyone know of any easy lockers for the front diff??
 

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I will be sure to post up as much as I can about them on my truck's thread providing the info I couldn't find. As for the lockers it is a D35 so I think some Jeep ones may fit, check out the Axle forums.
 

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i finaly got my hubs and body lift 2day... installing my hubs in the rain half way threw..
 

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well i got them in last night at 6pm.. installed in about 15min..

here's what they look like.


these are the only locking hubs for that years model of ford ranger and mazda B-Series




ill eventualy put out a review for them.. since no one has made one online yet... for some unknown reason..
 

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Looks good! I've been watching this thread, thanks for the update :icon_thumby:
 

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