Why a Manual Hub ?
We chose to change from the stock auto hubs for one main reason, reliability. The auto hubs tend to take a few wheel revolutions to engage and you need to put it in reverse to disengage the 4×4 system. The change also saved us 1,267 grams (633.3 g each side).
The Delica L300 #SLACKERvan is a forward control van so it is “easy” to be able to reach down from an open door to lock the hubs in. Raquel insists I will need to make the trek over to the passenger side as she is unwilling to turn the dial but I think she will give in when the going gets tough.