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Buyin new D44 Hubs, where?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by toy4x4runner, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. toy4x4runner

    toy4x4runner 1/2 ton status

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    Where can I find some D44 wheel hubs? not the Warns or whatever.. I need the actual hub the bearings go in. I think mine are beat up pretty good and are from a '72... So I'd like to get some for a '73+ D44. (not sure if there is a difference or not). But the only place I found is NAPA for $81.49ea.


    Is a hub for a '70 D44 the same as a say... '77 D44?
     
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    ebay! :D
     
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    Well I was on NAPA's website and found 2 different part #'s for Hubs for D44's. They have them labeled "early" and "late" design. 77 seems to be the conversion year b/c it has both listed. 78+ has the late design. and 76- have the early design listed. but for '72 they don't list anything. WTF. is there a website that has tons of D44 guru info? I could sure use it.
     
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    That would be the big/small bearing. You had the small stock.
     
  6. toy4x4runner

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    Ah! Let there be light. I'll know D44's inside & out soon enough. I'm running Timken set 37/set 45 bearings.
     
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    Yep, you need the early "1st design" series bearing hubs.
     
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    I think I'm gonna upgrade to the bigger bearing set up. what exactly is involved... new hubs.. bearing(s) obviously. what about the spindle and stuff?
     
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    Yep, get some "2nd design" or later series spindles and you're set. Oh yeah, get the newer bearing hubs, too. Backing plates don't matter.
     

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