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best hubs for the least amount of money

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tmaxxer9, Feb 20, 2003.

  1. tmaxxer9

    tmaxxer9 1/2 ton status

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    I was wondering what the cheapest brand of hub lockers are and yet hold up really well.
     
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    hmm, just spend the money oh warn premiums, then buy the fuseable links, and if you do ever break them itll only cost like 20 bucks to fix em, Atleast i think.... Its hard to find Cheap stuff thatll last, youll find that out real quick, but some people get lucky, or they dont use it as hard as others, and cheap parts will last longer, What are you plans as far as wheeling?> you gonna be hardcore? or just messin around occasionally?
     
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    I plan to do a little bit of hardcore off-roading once I get into it a little more. I heared that there were such hubs called m&m hubs. Is that corect? I also heared that they were $400 a pair and unbreakable. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif Not that I am going to buy them.
     
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    nothing is unbreakable... ive never heard of m&m maybe somone will chime in and know about em

    my piece of advice, is dont skimp, itll only bite you in the ass someday...
     
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    cheepest and still real strong:
    Stock Spicers from the junk yard.

    M&M I would have to guess is mile marker

    All the after market hubs are of the exact same design! Warn has the patent and when anyone else makes them they have to pay Warn to do so.
     
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    i have a set of mm hubs for a 19 spline gm 10 bolt, if they woould fit u id sell them, ii aslo will be selling warn premiums with the fuse + spares for the same axle. the warns are new, never wheeled on. but on vehicle for about 1 month.
     
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    haha i cant belive i didnt catch that MM mile marker

    i guess Flanges would be unbreakable, but they dont unlock....
     
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    Junkyard-stock Spicer. Only ones that are not alum.
     
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    yellowK20 Well Lubricated Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Any hub except SUPERWINCH they S$%# A$$ How far are you from duluth /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Just buy some Warn Premiums and be done with it. If you don't have a front locker or it is an ARB then put the hub fuse in it for some extra pertection. Do it right the first time and don't worry about it. You will be pissed if you buy a cheap hub, and it breaks when you really need it.
     
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    Spicers fron the yard are stronger than Warns from a box. They are just a PITA to put together. The best feature of the Warns is they are 3/4 turn, the Spicers are 1/4 turn, this makes the Warns easier to disengage.
     
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    Ya, I have heard that Spicers are stronger, but I haven't been able to find a pair in a yard yet. I personally like my Warn Premiums. I have had them for over 2 years, with no problems. Actually I just bought another set for spares. I really like the 3/4 turn too.
     
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    Are there spicers for the 60?
    you got any pics of the spicer hubs?
     
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    I heard they were good. But I guess not
     
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    get some warn premiums and go go go. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    j
     
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    I always use Warn Premiums. The price is inline with everyone else and they hold up.
    You might be able to find a similar hub for less, but it's probably not worth the bother. They should cost about $100 for a D44, IIRC. How much cheaper are you really going to find something?
    -- Mike
     
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    There are Spicer D60 hubs, but they are not common, at least around here. I don't have any close up picks of my hubs but any pics on my site of my red & white GMC have the Spicers. Or did you want an exploded view from a manual? I can scan that if you need it. As was said above the Warns disengage easier and I will add they are much simpler to install. I've run the regular and premium Warns, Spicers, and Wolverenes. On different trucks over the years, all have been on 10B or D44. The stock hubs on my D60 LOOK like standard Warns, but I don't know what they are.
     
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    I have had no luck with them The allen bolts strip out and then you can't get them out Click on my user name and look under "user's post" And look for the post "grease is good " It tell's a pretty good story about my experiance with them . I like Warn premiums or stock spicer hubs I also Use drive flanges From Full-time trucks I know those don't break /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Any hub except SUPERWINCH they S$%# A$$ How far are you from duluth /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif

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    I heard they were good. But I guess not

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    When I bought my D60 (truck still attached), There was one F*rd hub and one Superwinch hub. The Superwinch was flimsy, had let water in (rusty) and fit poorly. It made no positive impressions.

    I choked down the price for a set of Warn premium D60 hubs and kept the F*rd one for a spare.
     

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