Used Toyota 4x4 Locking Hubs

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About 4x4 Locking Hubs

The Toyota 4x4 Locking hub can be fitted to four-wheel drive vehicles, enabling the front wheels to be manually engaged and disengaged from the front axle shafts.

4x4 locking hubs are usually cast aluminum or stainless steel and the locking hub assembly is bolted to the front axle shafts of the vehicle.

When four-wheel drive is not needed the driver is able to disconnect the locking hubs, which provides a quieter drive and less road vibration. When four-wheel drive is needed, the driver can lock the Toyota 4x4 locking hubs and have the power and drive required to meet the road conditions. By disengaging the locking hubs, the parts not necessary for two-wheel drive stop rotating which is said to assist with fuel efficiency, by reducing mechanical drag. Toyota 4x4 locking hubs, also referred to as free wheeling hubs, are said to be of benefit by helping the front axle to last longer as it's not constantly in use so receives less wear and tear. When driving in challenging weather conditions, the driver can leave the hubs locked while in two-wheel drive, enabling an easy shift back into four-wheel drivee whenever the road and driving conditions require it.

4x4 locking hubs generally protrude out of the wheel and can suffer damage when driving, particularly in off-road conditions. Locking hubs can break fairly easily and are also subject to the elements and dirt from the road, so can rust and wear down over time. A broken 4x4 locking hub could lead to a break down situation and should be changed as soon as possible for reasons of safety. Buying the Toyota 4x4 locking hub will ensure a part that's specifically designed for the make and model of your vehicle.

Toyota trivia

  • World-famous magazine the MIT Technology Review repeatedly includes Toyota in its list of the world's 50 smartest companies.
  • The Toyota company got its start making automated looms in 1033. Founder Sakichi Toyoda even invented the automated loom and then sold them off to try and get into the car industry. There is still an arm of Toyota that is still in the textile industry!
  • It's not exactly a secret, but surprisingly few people are aware that Toyota also makes a couple of other brand-name cars. That's because they own or partially own Lexus, Subaru, and Scion.
  • Incredibly, there are more Toyota made cars on the world's roads than any other vehicle. It's not just high sales figures that make that viable either. Their durability means that even Toyotas that were sold 20 years ago are still on the road!
  • The founder's son, Kiichiro Toyoda, did a trip around the US to get inspiration for car designs. That's why those early Toyota cars look more than a little bit like Chevrolets and Dodge Power Wagons.