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Do you like your Warn Hubs?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RedDwarf, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. RedDwarf

    RedDwarf 1/2 ton status

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    I have the Warn Premium hubs for my Dana 44.

    They never really operated smoothly, and they got rusty inside.
    I also broke two of the bolts off when I went to take them out.

    Anybody else have these problems?



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  2. White Knight

    White Knight 1/2 ton status

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    Have a Warn Premiun on one side and a Regular Warn on the other, both work like a champ, both have over 15,000 strictly off-road hard miles on them, I'm running a test to see which lasts the longest....I have a suggestion pack the inside full of marine grease as well as the bearings, it won't wash out as fast as regular grease.

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  3. DesertDueler

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I am running Superwinch hubs on mine. I like them alot better than my friends Warn premium hubs. Mine have operated smothly since I bought them. He has a hard time sometimes to engage them also.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
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    CaptCrunch 1/2 ton status

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    The warns are just too much of a PIA to install... man they fit like crap cause you can't get the rings on very easily... I quickly returned them for my Mile Marker SS premiums and love them.

    -Mikey
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  5. 84_Chevy_K10

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    WARN invented the locking hub. I would have nothing else.

    I modified my inner rings with a pair of pliers and they're really easy to get out now.

    Let me say that again, I will have NO substitute, whether they're warrentied forever or not.

    Hubs don't require a lot of grease either, just a real light coating. I pack my wheel bearings with tons of marine grease though.

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

    DesertDueler 1/2 ton status

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    I never greased them. I left mine the way they came out of the box. The Superwinch ones that is.

    86 Jimmy 4"lift 35"MTRs locked front.Other cars 69 Firebird w/525 hp,and 70 GTO <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/modifierperformance>MY vehicles</a>
     
  7. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I'll take Warn standards any day of the week, but I shy away from the premiums. I've owned 2 sets in my life, and both gave me fits. Only one set had the moisture problem - the other would get stuck engaged.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
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  8. tRustyK5

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    I'll stick with my Spicers over Warns anyday!

    Rene

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    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I still want a set of Selectro's - except they don't make them for D44/10 bolts anymore[​IMG]

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
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    I have seen a set of Spicers fail, but never any other type of hub except the autos (which I'd take any manual over them any day). The Spicers were REALLY old. I really don't like them though, wierd design compared to others and plastic (ugh). The Mile Markers have plastic too, as well as the cheap Warns. The new Pro-Comps look like Warn Premiums, I wonder if they're the same.

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

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    Exact duplicates of the Warn - probably made by Warn.

    If the shoe fits, get another one just like it
    <a target="_blank" href=http://pugsley.alloffroad.com>pugsley.alloffroad.com</a>
     
  12. tRustyK5

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    Aside from the dial being plastic, its my opinion that the Spicer is a stronger hub...

    Rene

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    I've had warn hubs for many years and they have lived up to everything I have put them through. They are still in perfect working order.

    Adam
     
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    <font color=purple> I've had WARN premiums on four different 4x4's over the years and NEVER had a lick of problems with any of them ........and they've seen it all !!

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    I got the Superwinch ones and they are great! I never tried the Warns but for my liking I will stick with them! [​IMG]

    How can I miss you if you won't go away? [​IMG]
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    I'm with tRusty on this one. The Spicers may be harder to reassemble but they have a steel engagement ring. Warn's is aluminum on both the standard and the premium. As far as the dial being plastic, so is the Warn standard &amp; the premium is pot metal. The Spicers also use a bigger Allen screw to hold it all together. The only all metal hub I know of is the Mile Marker premium.

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    I run the <font color=red>WARN</font color=red> regular hubs. I have had the same set on my rig for the last two years. I have had no issues. Hell, they outlasted a DANA 60 stub shaft!! And for those of you that know me, well I have run them pretty DAMN hard!!!

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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    tRusty and bigjbear have both hit the nail on the head with the hub selection.

    If you took every lockout hub known to man, even the stock Spicer hubs, and sat them all side by side to compare the internals of each one, you WILL see the Spicer hubs are by far the 'beefiest' and best made (metal wise) than all the aftermarket hubs.

    Both the 1/2 and 3/4 ton, and the 1 ton Spicer hubs are possibly the best hubs.

    The biggest disadvantage of these good hubs are the plastic dials, which everyone already knows about. [​IMG]

    <font color=blue>"Ya don't have to beat it, ya know!!!</font color=blue>

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    Wow, thanks for all the replies folks.

    I am still not sure what I am going to do, but I will be sending mine back to Warn for another set. If that doesn't cure the problems, I am looking at those SS Milemarkers like CaptCrunch has. Then again, the Superwinch hubs look nice too....I dunno, I am hoping that a new set will fix. Maybe I could get them to send me the standard hubs instead...

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  20. 91SLE

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    I put mine on this past winter, no problems!!!!
    1991 GMC Jimmy: 350tbi, K-N, 33's, Warns, 3"Flowmasters
     

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