99 manuel hub locker?


Bamajoe

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Sorry if this isn't the right place. I got a 99 4x4 in a trade. It BADLY needed right front wheel bearing and the 4x4 doesn't work.
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I removed the wheel and it's missing the hub locker? Ordered wheel bearings. More inspection reveal that the vacuum line running to both are totally gone and have been for awhile 🙄. So I did a little research and decided to get the rugged ridge manual locking hubs. My question is; are they any good? Saw a review on a Facebook group that they are junk.. and can I drive the truck without lockers at all untill I can get the hubs? Thanks!
 


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I have heard an occasional comment regarding the locking tabs that hold the lockouts to the wheel hubs not staying together. Unfortunately I don't think there's much you can do about this design. My advice is to inspect where the tabs hook onto the hub for any significant rust or rounding of the edge. If any damage is found in this area, I would suggest replace the wheel hubs (bearing hubs).
 

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