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Auto hubs to Warn premium

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by cegusman, Aug 6, 2001.

  1. cegusman

    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    I am about to install warn premum hubs in my 10bolt, Do I need to buy the Locking Hub Conversion Kit?



    Houston, TX
     
  2. DuneRunner

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    Be sure to tighten all the nuts and pack every inch of the hub with grees. I used Mobel 1 (you can get that a wal-mart, kragens,etc.)

    I put mine in 4 months ago and they work great.
    The retaining ring that holds everything in will be tight to get in but it all fits....

    Good luck.

    DANGIT it's not a bronco!
     
  3. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    O ya the question at hand, no you do not need the kit.
    Don't let 4wpw sucker you in on it. It happend to me and now I have in a bag a conversioin kit unused...

    DANGIT it's not a bronco!
     
  4. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

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    Going just by what you said, I agree with Dunerunner, you shouldn't need the conversion kit.
    You do need the kit if it's a full-time four wheel drive. A local "performance" (as in, horsepower adding chrome exhaust tips and noisemakers on sale) shop tried to sucker me too, but that sounded fishy to me, so I asked here first, and learned that the conversion kit's just for full-time 4x4.
    What year's your truck? I didn't see it in your profile. I'm really not sure at all, but I don't think 10-bolts were ever used with full-time, and if you have autos, you're most likely not full time.

    Dunerunner, what exactly does the kit contain? I'm just curious if they give you something to modify the transfer case or the axles.

    Good luck!

    Ratch
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  5. DuneRunner

    DuneRunner 1/2 ton status

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    The kit is not really a conversion kit they are (GM parts).
    The kit is the 2nuts with a washer that are all the way in on the spindle that hold the barrings in.
    You don't have to but I would strongly recommend By tightening these nuts it corrected my steering problem. While braking it would pull to the right. So be sure to tighten those 2 nuts. No matter how messy it maybe, do it.

    I also used the 2 lock washers that come with the kit. Not the old ones...

    Cegusman do you have the correct socket? JC Whitney has it if you don't.

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  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    So does Snap-on and Autozone.

    I did the swap. It's got to be one of the best things I have done to my truck.

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

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