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Old 03-21-2005, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Manual Hubs for a dodge ram

I just was curious how many of you guys swap in some manual locking hubs for late model dodge ram pickups. I have a 1998 Ram 1500 4x4, wheel it now and then and want the option for manual hubs. Ive been looking around, but havent been sucessful on finding anything. I searched the Warn website and didnt find anything. Is there a kit out there? And if so, from who and part number?
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Old 03-21-2005, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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agreed -- no reason to do it on these trucks.. carry spare shafts, get a selectable locker.....

If you are worried about the vacuum CAD get a http://www.4x4posi-lok.com/
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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problem is it has unitized hub bearings So no spindle and hub like the common dana 44's . You cannot swap knuckles either because the dodge balljoints are pressed in to the housing instead of the knuckle. There are ways to do it but they all require more time and money than the benifit you would gain on that crappy dodge dana 44
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I will say this in defense of the unitized hub bearing set up found on late model Dodges. Trail repairs go so much easier and faster changing out a axle shaft assembly than fucking around pulling a manual hub assembly apart with little parts that could easily be lost in the mud. I always carry a spare unitized hub bearing and a set of spare shafts. I can change the whole assembly within 15-20 minutes. There are only three torque specs that need to be memorized.
Upgrading the Dodge D44 would be a waste of money with the exception of the Posilok. No use polishing a turd. Just get use to carrying extra parts.
I have found that the knuckles are also a week area and are subject to bending giving the illusion of bad Ball joints. You can re-enforce them with gussets for some added strength. Thats what I did.

I do plan on installing a set of D60's that I picked up a couple months ago. Can't afford it right now i am in the middle of an Atlas II swap.
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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this company sells the conversion kits


http://www.emsoffroad.com/store/inde...th=128_131_135
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Old 08-10-2011, 05:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^You realize this thread is 6 years old don't you? I'm pretty sure they weren't available back then.
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Old 08-10-2011, 07:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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^^You realize this thread is 6 years old don't you? I'm pretty sure they weren't available back then.
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Yup....considering it's their 1st post, they knew EXACTLY what they were doing...
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I appreciate the fact that he was appearently searching, but please people, look at the date of the thread before you reply!
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Well I hate to piss on your little parade, but I found jefe's post very helpful; I don't care how "old" the thread may be; people still can read it!
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Damn newbies. :flameon:
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I guess this one is gonna get bumped every couple of months now In this day and age, if you can't find several vendors that have a solution to this question within a minute on google, have a grade schooler help you
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