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14b views and opinions (bearing retention related)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigOrange90Jimmy, Feb 10, 2003.

  1. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    So, having only messed with 2 14b's, I got to check out the way the bearings are retained in the hub. Out of the 2 styles that I have, I prefer the keyed single nut style, as opposed to the dual nut bent ear lockring thingy. Which do you think is better, or which do you prefer?
     
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    Very interesting. I have only seen the single nut with the key on a 14b. I have, however had the displeasure of messing with the dual nut/bent ear thing on some front axles, and that one just generally sucks.
     
  3. BigOrange90Jimmy

    BigOrange90Jimmy 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Ah good ol front bearings. Luckily, my 10b front had that weird looking pin style lock that goes between the two nuts. The dual nut style that I have was on a 3/4 ton 14b from an early 80's pickup. The single nut style that I have came from a van width 1 ton 14b. Don't know if that makes any difference or not.
     
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    The last 14B I messed with was a van-width (under outlaw612's truck now), and it had the single nut style. Wonder if it is a year issue? Where the hell is Wes when you need him? /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     

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