Questions & Answers
Questions: I purchased the locking hubs for my 1953 cj3b. Is there any sort of tech notes on how to install them? No instructions came with the hubs.
Question By: steve stransky on Apr 22 2021 11:04 AM
They pretty much just bolt up. Email email@example.com any specific questions. We are happy to help.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 22 2021 5:43 AM
Questions: Hi, I have a 1953 CJ3B which does not have locking hubs on it at this time. Would these fit and basically just be a bolt on type job?
Question By: steve stransky on Apr 15 2021 3:06 PM
Yes, that is correct.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 15 2021 11:22 AM
Questions: Can the decal be removed?
Question By: Clay Couturier on Nov 11 2020 6:04 PM
I would think you could. But will check.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 11 2020 10:30 AM
Questions: I have a 1946 CJ2A with the stock flanges on the front but the threads have been completely removed back to the spline so, there is nothing to keep the axle (Bendix style) from moving in and out. Would a set of these work and keep the axles from moving in and out? If not how do I get this right?
Question By: Steve on Apr 14 2020 3:20 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org some pictures and we can see what all you got going on. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 14 2020 9:34 AM
Questions: I have a 53 cj3b — would these hubs be the correct replacements for this model?
Question By: Robert Graham on Feb 9 2020 7:19 PM
Yes, that is correct.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Feb 10 2020 5:34 AM
Questions: Is a 1948 cj2 considered an early model where i would have to cut the axle threads down & if i do that is there no turning back to original without buying new axles?
Question By: Mike on Sep 5 2019 12:31 AM
If you have threads on the end of your axles, alot of people have to take some off the threads to allow for clearance.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 5 2019 6:57 AM
Questions: What’s the difference between using lockright lockers in the front, compared to these selectable locking hubs? I’m assuming not much other than one is obviously selectable.. My goal is the rubicon with my 48 CJ2A and I was thinking lockrights on the rear and selectable hubs on the front. I also drive frequently around town so I want something dual purpose. Thanks as always!!
Question By: Freddie on Sep 3 2019 3:51 AM
They do different things. The 400501 prevents wear and puts you in a free wheel mode. The LockRite lockers transfer traction.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 3 2019 5:36 AM
Questions: I have a 1959 FC-170 Jeep with Dana 44 front axle. Will 400501 hubs work on this axle? They look correct. Thanks!
Question By: Stephen Wilkinson on Apr 19 2018 3:20 PM
Im not 100% on that. Ive only tried to mount up to Dana 25/27.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Apr 19 2018 10:27 AM
Questions: I have 1952m38a1 right side has a lock out hud with two arms that pull out then you turn them push arms back in to lock hub in . On left side No lock out hub?? Will the rugged ridge hub work on my m38a1 and what gaskets and parts do I need?
Question By: Willy on Oct 21 2017 8:06 AM
You should have it on both sides. That is unusual. Yes, this will replace what you have on there currently and get you working correctly.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 23 2017 5:48 AM
Questions: Hi Mike, when ordering this item, do I order 1 or 2? Is 1 order comes with a pair of hub lock? I need both sides.
Question By: Roland Reyes on Sep 7 2017 8:30 AM
These are sold as a pair so only qty 1.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Sep 7 2017 5:47 AM
Questions: I have a CJ3a with threads, nut, and pin that I really don't want to cut. They've had a pair of Superwinch lockout hubs on that need to be replaced. Are there any other options available without mod? Also, when I had the drum/hub assembly apart and replaced the nut and pin, I noticed that the axle "floated" in and out about a 1/2", or so. Is this normal? Thanks!
Question By: Alan Hackett on Aug 28 2017 6:12 PM
Chances are if you have a lock out set on there already by superwinch they have already been cut.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 29 2017 5:43 AM
Questions: Mike, sorry I had another question. I just ordered the u joint style replacement axles. I am assuming these will fit with no modifications? Thanks Elvis
Question By: Elvis Hood on Nov 1 2016 7:38 PM
Yes, if your axle shaft has takes a snap ring at the end you are all set.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 2 2016 6:06 AM
Questions: Mike, are you saying that originally there were no locking hubs on a 1946 CJ2A? The ones I have may have been added. I am looking at authenticity, however, I want locking hubs. I have one bad with the set I have and I am sure I could not find a replacement to match nor parts, so my best bet may be these new ones? I guess if I am breaking the authenticity rule by having them at all it doesn't matter which ones I have?
Question By: Elvis Hood on Nov 1 2016 7:37 PM
They were typically an aftermarket option and could have possibly been added by the dealer as a factory option listed. But its rare.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 2 2016 6:05 AM
Questions: I have a 1952 M38A1 with passenger side bendex axle with no threads on the end and a rezeppa axle I got from you with threads and nut on the end.. will these hubs fit with the nut or will the threads and nut have to be cut off, or can the nut just be left off ,or is the threads and nut not not really needed since the bendex side axle free floats and is flush with the hub ernie
Question By: Ernest Borchert on Apr 28 2015 12:00 AM
If you have the style axle that has threads on the end you will need to shorten them to allow clearance for an aftermarket locking hub set. If you take a snap ring no mod. is required.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 28 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: i have an early CJ 2A. what part needs to be cut down to fi? the axle? how much off? do the Ruged Ridge Hubs come with this instruction?
Question By: robert wright on Apr 15 2015 12:00 AM
If you have an early CJ-2A that has threaded ends on the axle shaft they need to be cut down. If you have a snap ring at the end then nothing is required.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Apr 16 2015 12:00 AM
Questions: Mike I am working on a 1951 CJ 3A It came with locking hubs (dont know if they work or not yet) afriend has a 1949 without locking hubs. He says to take it back to original but others say I will want / need the hub locks. We will drive around town may tow at some point. Any advice would be great.
Question By: Dan on Nov 12 2014 12:00 AM
If your towing I recommend disconnecting driveshafts...A lot of people do like the lockouts for that reason too. We sell the proper drive flanges if you want to go original as well part number: A868
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 12 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have 1954 m38a1 left side of front axel has a standard hub . on the right front side their is some kind of locking hub? It has two arms between the bolts that pivot out word and turn then push back in ? What do I have hear ? and would new lock hubs work for me and what type ?
Question By: willy on Jul 1 2014 12:00 AM
This kit will work for you no problem. They original used drive flanges on both sides.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jul 1 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a '46 CJ2a with lockouts. I'm thinking I'd like to convert them back to original. What parts do I need to have to make this conversion back to original? Thanks....
Question By: Anonymous on Jun 13 2014 12:00 AM
A868 is the part number for the drive flange and the dust cover is part number: 641920.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 16 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I am looking at a 1946 CJ 2A that the guy done some work on the front axle and must have put the lockers back together wrong. What do you think would be the simplest fix for this? Is the lockers actually necessary to have on the axle
Question By: Anonymous on Nov 20 2012 12:00 AM
Yes this would be the easiest way. They just bolt up.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 21 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Will these fit a 1957 FC150?
Question By: don on Sep 6 2012 12:00 AM
Yes that is correct
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 7 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Can I install hubs on the rear axel of a 45 GPW?
Question By: Jay Hinton on Jan 27 2012 12:00 AM
There are for fronts only. Nobody makes any for the rear.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jan 30 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: mike i got a 52 m38. would i have to make any modifications to install these lockout hubs?
Question By: Anonymous on Jun 11 2011 12:00 AM
No just bolt them on and you are all set!
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 12 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a willys that has nut & washer instead of snap ring - Would I have to cut threads off to instsll locking hubs? If so what holds axle?
Question By: Anonymous on May 17 2011 12:00 AM
If you have treads on the end of you just have to shorten them.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 17 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: Is it possible to it these hubs to a 44 MB?
Question By: Jon on May 11 2016 11:21 AM
If you have threads on the end of your axle shafts you will have to cut them down a bit and chase.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 11 2016 6:07 AM