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Old 03-27-2013, 11:14 AM
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I searched and didn't find any info on this...
Has anyone converted their automatic hubs to manual hubs for the benefits it brings (reduced wear, increased mileage, etc.) or considred it? I was looking around and could not find any kits for the 4th gen to do this... Thoughts?

Along the same lines, has anyone added a locker to their 4th gen rear diff? Wondering about cost, whether or not they were happy with it, etc. My truck has the open diffs front and rear and a locker would be a great boost to the trucks off-road prowess, and probably the best bang for the buck I'm thinking... What do you guys think?
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Locker yes, manual hubs no (gain wont offset the purchase)
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There is a post in the power wagon section - a member is in the process of doing the Spyntech hub install - I have heard everything from half MPG increase to 4. The kit is arounf $1500 but the benefit I think is the reliability - the Spyntech kit appears to be tough as nails - I will probably upgrade next time I cant findd anything better to do with $1500 - unfortunately it might be awhile :-)

Not sure about the rear locker swap
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Yeah $1500 is a lot of cash to part with... lol
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the powerwagon is a SFA truck, the spyntec kit (and ALL the others) are for the SFA trucks, there is no one that makes a free spin kit for an IFS truck. the design of the 1/2 shafts kinda makes this not feasible.
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the powerwagon is a SFA truck, the spyntec kit (and ALL the others) are for the SFA trucks, there is no one that makes a free spin kit for an IFS truck. the design of the 1/2 shafts kinda makes this not feasible.

Well this explains why I can't find any kits for a 1/2 ton Ram then...
Good to know, thanks...
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