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Old 01-24-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Question Auto-Locking Hubs on 1998 4WD Tracker

I have read numerous threads scattered about on the subject! My owners manaul says "If your vehicle has automatic freewheeling hubs, do not tow it with 4 wheels down". Mine has automatic freewheeling hubs so it looks like to me that I need to get a set of WARN Manual hubs so I can "unlock" them prior to towing 4 wheels down...to be on the safe side! I have read numerous posts form folks saying they have towed trackers with automatic hubs with no problems...it's hard for me to go against the owners manual...I love that little Tracker!

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
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Get he hubs and go. They are not that expensive and will not hurt a thing either way.

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:44 PM   #3
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I bought a set of OEM's for $50. Better safe than....
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #4
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Jim: I had a new 93 Suzuki Sidekick (Tracker) - had the dealer install manual hubs at purchase. (OEM) Excellent TOAD. Left in Free wheel all the time except once off road in sand and in the snow on a visit to Michigan. Sure a lot less hassle than a dolly, and I don't think it was an expensive change.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:33 AM   #5
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Thanks! Thats what I am gonna do...I see WARNS for around $150.00... I will get the shop that is doing my base plates to do it...might could do it myself...depending on how easy the old ones come off...I looked a while to find the Tracker...seems like decent ones are hard to find!
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #6
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Tracker Toads

I had a 90 Tracker softtop 4x4 and it was the best toad I ever had. Weighed about 2000 lbs. My 1990 had manual hubs by Warn.

I even used it once (in 4lo) to tow my dead diesel pusher out of a tight spot at Disney Fort Wilderness so a big diesel wrecker could haul it to the shop. I tow a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited now and it is far heavier and longer.

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