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Old October 6th, 2009, 11:00 PM
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Mile Marker Hubs

A vendor told me the Mile Marker manual locking hubs will work on my 97 NAS D90? Is this true? I used them many years ago on my Toyota and it did improve my millage a bit. I have uet to ever see them installed on a 90

Any first hand experience with installing them
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Old October 7th, 2009, 12:06 PM
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No idea if they will fit, but even if they do you'll remain motionless with them unlocked unless you lock your center diff, in which case you'll be turning everything in the front end anyway, so not sure what the advantage would be.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 12:29 PM
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AVM makes a kit that comes with hubs to convert the LT230 to part time. I have it, but have not installed it yet. The hubs did not look to be the greatest quality, but they seemed at least ok albeit with cheap looking plastic covers.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 12:59 PM
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Good point on the CD Lockout... It does make it a moot point. Iv the AVM does convert it to a part time that might be the answer... I tend to shy away from stuff made with plastic anymore ie China cheep crap... This was just food for thought I doubt ill ever do it... Too many things to change like the rims...

Well thanks for the input
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Old October 7th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Don't do it....

It does nothing useful and makes the truck handle like crap on dirt roads and such. It also puts lots of load and wear onto the already iffy rear axle. The AVM hubs like to leak.

The full time 4WD is one of the great things about these trucks.

You won't save one drop of fuel.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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I have the mile marker hub locks on both my series III's and I like to think I'm getting more mileage, hard to know though but yeah they do leak and need periodic rebiulding from time to time.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 06:17 PM
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I have a friend with the AVM conversion. He regrets it a lot. There is not change in mileage, trust me, zero. On gravel and snow, it is horrid. He has almost died a few times trying to keep up with me.

Why wreck a great full time system?
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I have a friend with the AVM conversion. He regrets it a lot. There is not change in mileage, trust me, zero. On gravel and snow, it is horrid. He has almost died a few times trying to keep up with me.

Why wreck a great full time system?
I like doing burnouts and drifting.
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Did a part time conversion on a full-sized blazer once.

Other than handling worse in the snow and rain, it didn't improve the mileage at all. You're still pushing just as much weight, against the same air, with the same power.

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