I love Wheelin my 80
- Dec 3, 2015
JMHO drive flanges are stronger then locking hubs !! and a lot less to go wrong.One advantage nobody's mentioned here is that the front drive flanges on AWD models seem to be made out of silly putty. If you stick locking hubs on there, they'll never need replacing again, even if you just leave them permanently locked and run it as an AWD vehicle. Locking hubs aren't actually an expensive mod, they're a trivial bolt-on you can do in no time for very cheap if you can source the hubs for a good price.