Time will tell, but the benefits i.hope to realizeMan these manual hubs sound like a pain in the ass! What’s the hype all about on these? They just sound more inconvenient than they are worth
Man these manual hubs sound like a pain in the ass! What’s the hype all about on these? They just sound more inconvenient than they are worth
Cool trip! I envy the off-road opportunities you have out west.Went to Lake Arrowhead this weekend and ran 3N34 to 3N34D this weekend as a shakedown/break-in run of the new 4.88 gears.
Rear 3rd member was pre seasoned by @Airdog so no break-in was required, but the front diff came from ECGS with new 4.88 gears, a solid pinion spacer and a Spartan locker.
Lucas 85W 140 in both diffs and took it easy using 4Hi and Lo really just to do so, most of the trail was 2WD possible,.until this point
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My clutch master was not holding pressure well requiring me to double clutch most shifts and I didn't want to over work the new gears so we had lunch at the top and headed back when it started to rain
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On the way back we came up on a Land Cruiser that rolled a bead, a dad and two teenage girls. They were lacking tools (like a breaker bar and jack) and dad was struggling alone so I helped him change out his tire and made sure he got back to pavement safely.
Went back out the next day, exploring a trailhead from the Marina I didn't know existed, it got us to this 3-way junction
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The middle trail leads to the trailhead behind our house, so now we have 3 ways to get to 173 if necessary
Still have 2 more break in runs to do, then dump the front diff fluid and refill with fresh 85W 140
Changed out the clutch master last night with CMT-093, l good now
Manual hubs worked great!