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Best Manual Hubs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Crispy, Jan 17, 2002.

  1. Crispy

    Crispy Registered Member

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    Just converted my NP 203 Transfer Case to an Np 205. Now I would like to finish the job by adding Lock-Out-Hubs.

    I have heard that SuperWinch makes a much superior Hub than does Warn.

    Can anyone please state who make the best Hub in their opinion and why?

    Thanks,

    Chris

    Ps. The truck is a 76 GMC Ex-Canadian Military 4X4 Pick-Up with a 1 Ton Rear End, Dana 44HD Front End, Turbo 350 Transmission and now a GM NP 205 Transfer Case.
     
  2. Thunder

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    I have Superwinches. Therefore they are the best.
    But someone else who has warn premimums will post and say theirs are the best.
    But if you are truly looking for brute strength. The full time hubs you want to replace are the best.
    Selectro hubs are also very good strong hubs.
    There now, I think I have cleared up everything very nicely.

    But for 60.00 the Superwinches definatly are the best. [​IMG]

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    I second the Superwinches... [​IMG]

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  4. Ren

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    Well, the guy I sold my 79 Blazer too, bought the Superwinch premium (lifetime warrranty hubs) when the idiot converted the Transfer to part time. He then proceeded to change out the busted locking hubs 4 times (for free of course) unitl he finally got smart and put the NP203 back to fulltime with those big 4lbs steel gears in place of the hubs.
     
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    i have the super winches and i had the <font color=red> same ones when i had the 203 and i NEVER BROKE THEM </font color=red> any chance to reduce rotational weight should be taken, but i like em, quarter turn locked everytime.[​IMG]

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    Warn Premiums....My Vote....Dan

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    ditto

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    I like my Warn Premium hubs. They look nice after many years of not washing them....ever. And they work.
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    ill take warn premiums for the best alex

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    Just like the other thread

    WARN Prem. W/HubFuses


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    Definitely SuperWinch...

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    Warn
    yesterdays thread&gt;
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    Warn Regular non-premium hubs. They get my vote just because I have them. But when they break I'll get the superwinches.

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    I would pick the factory Spicer hubs because the internal parts are all metal.
    The only thing I don't like about the Spicer hubs are the knobs. Plastic is not too good.

    The internals of most aftermarket hubs are made of pot metal and are a softer metal than these Spicer hubs.

    My second choice would be the Superwinches. They are strong and hold up well.
    Plus, the U.S. Government had these installed on all the M-series trucks and blazers. When the Government wants things on their specifications, they want the best, and the best means something that is reliable and maintenance-free. Superwinch hubs did the job for the Government. [​IMG]



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  15. tRustyK5

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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    The only thing I don't like about the Spicer hubs are the knobs. Plastic is not too good.

    <hr></blockquote>

    If you look at how the hub works you'll notice that the only thing the 'knob' does is compress a spring to disengage the hubs and has no load on it at all when they're engaged. My vote is for the all steel Spicers as well. The only knock I have with them is servicing them you need three hands to put em back together...[​IMG]

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    Ok now I have heard this alot, the the US military only buys things that are tough, not only here but in milemarker ad's. Serving in the army for quite some time now I can say this is far from true. Don't get me wrong we do test alot of equipment and put it thru its paces thene totally chage it a trillion times, but when it come to most equipment heres how it goes LOWEST BIDDER WINS.... no if ands or buts about it. The military as much as I love it has to buy alot of equipment with a shrinking budget, and we have always bought cheap in these aspects. I know from friends who worked in Aberdeen Proving Grounds(I most likely spelled it wrong) testing the Hummvee when it first was tested. There were many parts the the government considered exotic and asked for a change. We need parts that are easy to get replacements for and are cost efficent(CHEAP). I think superwinch hubs are good quality, but I replaced quite a few on our M1008's in the desert. Again this is just my .02 cents, and by no means am I putting down the government I work for. Just a insiders view. Jesse

    78 K-10 383, TH-350, NP-203, Dana 70 front, GM 14bolt Rear, 4.56 gears(underconstruction) 78 k-5 stock and rusty
     
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    Since you were in the services, do you still have some 'contacts' as to obtaining the M-series vehicles?



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    yes and no, I have lost contact with one of my buddies, who gets most of the trucks from DRMO auctions, he's one of the few that can beat out whole sale buyer's like boyce. I am still in the army and stationed at FT Campbell I can get auction dates for Ft Campbell DRMO, and I used to know the web site addy, I'll have to look it up. But I might be able to help you find what you need. Jesse

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    Cool! [​IMG]

    PM me for some ideas of what I would be interested in trying to find. [​IMG]



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    Absolutely. I've always liked a line I saw in a list of "Murphy's Laws of Combat" (that very same Murphy who decides to break your truck in the mud, at midnight, in freezing rain, on the day you decided your trail box and toolbox weren't necessary...) about military equipment:

    "Never forget that your {fill in the blank} was made by the lowest bidder"

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