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Hub lock on a Gladiator

Discussion in 'Gladiator (2020+)' started by porjotrucker, Sep 15, 2020 at 8:48 PM.

  1. Sep 15, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    porjotrucker

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    Bought dealer build, fox shocks, 35" tires, so Im trying to find out if it has Rebucon build?
    I'm wanting to put locking hubs on my jeep. Its 2020 Gladiator Overland. Have Rugged Country 2.5 lift. Foxshocks, leveling kit. 35 Fuel bead locks. I'm thinking I'll be on road more than off. So wondering if the locking hubs would be better fuel mpg. only I really don't see anyone else doing this?20200904_220606.jpg
     
  2. Sep 16, 2020 at 4:34 AM
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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    The front axle have an updated version of the axle disconnect that was similarly used in the YJs. The Gladiator or JLs use what’s called Front-Axle Disconnect (FAD). The upgraded ProRock 44 axle will eliminate FAD

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  3. Sep 16, 2020 at 9:06 AM
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    Not sure eliminating the FAD is what he wants as the idea behind the FAD is similar to that of the manual locking hubs, to allow the tires to free spin for a small gain in MPG.
    Though I would probably prefer the hub over the FAD, I don' think adding hubs to a FAD axle will provide much if any gain.
     
  4. Sep 16, 2020 at 7:52 PM
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    Understood but never heard of adding manual locking hubs to a FAD.
     
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  5. Sep 16, 2020 at 8:08 PM
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    IMO the FAD was reintroduced for the new JL to get “free-wheeling” in the quest for better mpg.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2020 at 6:48 AM
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    Exactly...
     
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  7. Sep 17, 2020 at 8:19 AM
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    Bought dealer build, fox shocks, 35" tires, so Im trying to find out if it has Rebucon build?
    Thanks , I'll do my research to theFAD...that is all I need to know about that...Love this jeep , a have a awesome R1100Rs police BMW CHP bike ...I'm polishing her up and gona go for second jeep this spring.. addictions...
     
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