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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hayduke, Oct 12, 2001.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke 1/2 ton status

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    hey there all,
    my warn prem hub on the pass side is really difficult to get into lock, takes both hands. then shortly after it backs away from the "lock" position and messes with my steering. also i'm getting a knocking sound while in 4WD some of the time, i seem to hear it while i'm turning, any input? am i hurting anything? need input fast, gonna get into some mud tomrrow...
    thanks
    peace.
    HAYDUKE

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  2. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    Have you had the offending hub apart to at least inspect it? If not, I highly suggest you do and post your findings.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  3. EDdaTREE

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    I gotta go with K10 on that...won't take but a minute, and ya don't need surprises on the trail.

    9/11/01..Never forget...Never forgive
     
  4. RedDwarf

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    My Warn Premiums were the same way, very hard to lock. It only got worse.

    I think Warn has a real quality control problem. I say this because some guys have good luck with the Warns.
    Mine were crap. I went back to the Spicers.

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. chevrules

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    I have had the same problem with warn hubs.....love my spicer hubs,never a problem.

    chevrules...always has and always will
     
  6. mike reeh

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    to hell with warn hubs. superwinch are better :) ok end of flame.
     
  7. coopertwpk

    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    the spicer hubs are warn hubs look at the #s on them when you take them out they have the same man #.

    88k5 silverado w4"lift <font color=orange>d44 and corp14ff</font color=orange> with 4.11
     
  8. chevrules

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    Spicer hubs have 2 separate drive gears,the Warn is 1 unit.They are not the same.The spicer are also steel and the Warn are some cheap white metal.The spicer will also have a plastic dial (either red or yellow).When you take the dial off the plastic part will be able to be pushed out...the Warn can't.

    chevrules...always has and always will
     
  9. RedDwarf

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    MUHAHAHAHAHA!

    Did you mean Superwinch?

    Still Poundin' "pavment" after all these years!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. shawnboy

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    In reply to your knock and bind on your front driveline, you might want to have a look at your front axles' u joints. I had a similiar problem in my '90 and that's what I found it to be. I have an old set of mile marker hubs that haven't failed in over 4 years of service and there is no plastic on these bad boys.
    Shawnboy.

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  11. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I've got the Warns. Never had a problem with them yet. I've had them for two years. I leave my truck locked in 4wd from about November or so until Febuary. (friends of mine have put their trucks in ditches and had to dig through snow to find the hubs, ick.)

    Tim
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  12. chevrules

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    We all have our own opinion on hubs.I have run Warn and Superwinch,but I like my Spicer the best.I know shawnboy and he likes his Milemarker.It all comes down to what works for you.

    chevrules...always has and always will
     

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