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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:42 PM
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Were they fairly locking? Or did they lock pretty well
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Old November 20th, 2015, 07:50 PM
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This is the real reason Zack wants 2wd is to hang out with his new friends.
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Old November 20th, 2015, 09:48 PM
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This is the real reason Zack wants 2wd is to hang out with his new friends.

That was craaaaazy!
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Old November 20th, 2015, 10:55 PM
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Especially the dude throwing his empty Natty Lite in the bed while that BAD ASS Z71 is moving! Your new friends are CRAAAAZY!!!!
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You don't half ass the conversion, So Free-Wheeling hubs should be installed as well.
Why do you all feel that locking fron hubs are necessary?

Point of reference: My '06 Dodge 2500 has part time 4wd with no locking front hubs. The front axle, diff and driveshaft are always turning.

I think the locking front hubs may save a very small amount on fuel economy but are hardly necessary.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 07:14 AM
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Why do you all feel that locking fron hubs are necessary?

Point of reference: My '06 Dodge 2500 has part time 4wd with no locking front hubs. The front axle, diff and driveshaft are always turning.

I think the locking front hubs may save a very small amount on fuel economy but are hardly necessary.
My Excursion is also part time 4WD but the po installed manual hubs.
So, in 2wd none of the front end is being driven by the front tires.

Saves me 0.00264 gallons of diesel per mile.


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Old December 11th, 2015, 08:06 AM
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Ain't the defender permanent 4wd to split the power to two axle, to reduce the stress?
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Old December 11th, 2015, 09:13 AM
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Why do you all feel that locking fron hubs are necessary?

Point of reference: My '06 Dodge 2500 has part time 4wd with no locking front hubs. The front axle, diff and driveshaft are always turning.

I think the locking front hubs may save a very small amount on fuel economy but are hardly necessary.
Come drive my series with the hubs locked vs unlocked, there is a very noticable power difference with them locked, my last trip in vermont I was not able to climb hills faster than 50-55 mph with them locked, and we were doing 60-65mph unlocked.

Yeah on a 250hp 550ft/lbs of torque truck your not going to notice it as much, but rovers are hardly known for their aerodynamics or power.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 09:22 AM
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I've been driving stock series trucks for quite a few years. I never noticed much of a difference in power either way
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It may not save fuel. But it saves on wear and tear of moving parts.

But it makes me no difference. I've gone through three front diffs in the Range Rover.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 01:57 PM
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Old December 11th, 2015, 02:29 PM
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It may not save fuel. But it saves on wear and tear of moving parts.

But it makes me no difference. I've gone through three front diffs in the Range Rover.
I got over 100k miles on the front u-joints on the Dodge before they needed replacement so I'd say the wear and tear is also negligible.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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I have a 300tdi in a v8 truck, you double the horse's power when you do an engine swap, why else would you do it?
From what I understand you also add 5hp per Rovers North sticker applied. They also cut down wind resistance.
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Old December 11th, 2015, 03:28 PM
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From what I understand you also add 5hp per Rovers North sticker applied. They also cut down wind resistance.
That reminds me....I still need to throw one of those on. For the 5hp of course.
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