Olyeir, thanks I remember reading Rambils article in PS, and the only thing I remember sticking in my mind is the decreased rolling resistance he felt and less drag when turning tightly.
I hope I don't talk anyone out of buying a set of lockouts, and would recommend them if you want a front locker or offroad a lot, drive in severe weather often, and do a lot of highway driving. But just so you know...
If I gain 1 mpg, thats (on my truck) 26 more miles on a tank (in theory) going from 11 to 12 mpg. If the cost of a gallon of gas is 2.60, how many miles would I have to drive to pay for this mod? If that cost per mile difference from 11 mpg to 12 mpg were say...2 cents, you would have to drive 999.00 divided by .02... or 49,950 miles to pay for this mod. At the sale price of 769.00 it's only 38,450 miles. That will give you an idea based on your yearly mileage how many years you'd need to drive your truck to recoup your cost. Last year I drove my truck about 2500 miles...
You can get hub bearings off ebay for about 170.00 a pair. Yes they're chinese. I got 3 years out of my set. 999 divided by 170 equals 5.8 which in theory is about 6 sets of chinese bearings over an 18 year period. Obvously if you're going through a set a year that changes the situation. LOL, in 18 years I'd be 72.
EDIT: If you could get 2-3 mpg out of a modded truck that's impressive. I have to believe that would be on a less modded truck equipped for towing without a big lift and tires.
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