Suzuki Samurai Full Time 4WD Drive Flange Kit (SAX-DF)

Weight 4.0000
Manufacturer Low Range Off-Road
Availability Generally on Shelf

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A Simple Inexpensive Upgrade for the Dedicated Trail Rig.

Drive flanges are used in place of selectable locking hubs to achieve a full time locked position. To be clear, these are not for everyone. If you don't know why you might want drive flanges than you really don't need them. But for those who have been asking for a Samurai drive flange kit this is some exciting news.  

A pair of replacement locking hubs will cost  nearly 3x more than this drive flange kit. With no moving parts, drive flanges are stronger than locking hubs and require no maintenance.  

Are drive flanges right for you?

There are some downsides to using drive flanges on a Samurai that sees a lot of on-road use. With a full time 4wd conversion, the front axle shafts, ring and pinion gears, driveline, and some t-case parts will spin whenever the front wheels are rotating.  This can mean some added vibration and wear.  Many lifted Samurais have poor front driveline angles. This is normally not a major problem because the front driveline is only used at slow speeds but can become a headache on the freeway.

Steering is more difficult with a front locker when the hubs are locked in. Despite what some claim, this is true to some degree even in 2wd. With our tracker power steering system installed we do not notice a difference in steering difficulty; with manual steering however, we prefer to unlock hubs until 4wd is needed.

For the Samurai that sees almost exclusive trail use, drive flanges are simple to install, inexpensive, and durable. If you have been leaving your hubs in all the time and finally snapped a hub gear this kit is a must have.

These also make excellent trail spares.  Give us a call if your interested in purchasing an individual flange. 


1986-1995 Suzuki Samurai

Includes new inner gasket, snap ring, and dust cover. We recommend also purchasing our Samurai Upgraded Hub Bolt Kit. 

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