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Good Hubs?

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

  1. Wraparound

    Wraparound Registered Member

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    Any recomendations on good hubs to replace my faulty automatics on my 87 GMC?
     
  2. StoneyK5

    StoneyK5 1/2 ton status

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    Ya, Warn premium on my 83 , and use a white lithium type lube in them, unless your mud/water running alot..

    83K5 Silverado
    What was that bump?
     
  3. dogman

    dogman 1/2 ton status

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    I'v got Warn on all my 4x4s and never a problem.
    all conventional.
     
  4. Warn, never had a problem
    Get rid of those auto's

    '84 K5

    Chevy in my blood.
     
  5. Burbinator

    Burbinator 1/2 ton status

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    I use SuperWinch manuals on my '91 and have had excellent luck with them on this truck and past trucks. I have a couple of buddies who have the Warn's and have broken them, but they beat the crap out of them.

    As an added bonus, they have blue accents that match my truck...call me weird.

    Haze gray and underway...<font color=blue>or blue, in my case.</font color=blue>
    <a target="_blank" href=http://community.webshots.com/album/26246038MbQsYWKcbo>U.S.S. Nimitz II</a>
     
  6. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    I just invested in two pair of Explorer Pro Comp hubs..
    They come with a lifetime warranty.. and don't cost nearly as much at the Warn's..
    Got mine at 4wpw for $60.00 a pair.

    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     
  7. Hossbaby50

    Hossbaby50 3/4 ton status

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    I use Warn Premium hubs with the hubfuse installed. That way I effectively have 3 sets of hubs. The Warns on the truck, the extra fuse, and the factory set. They work great, and I haven't had a problem with them yet. I love them, and they will be the only hubs on my 4X4's.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  8. ChevyCaGal

    ChevyCaGal 3/4 ton status

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    Superwinch, good price and good quality....!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.chevycagal.homestead.com/steph.html>Steph's Webpage</a>
    Suck Fumes Ford Boy
    Stop Global Whining
    I'm in shape.... round is a shape......
     
  9. Thunder

    Thunder 3/4 ton status

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    I have had Superwinches on mine for 2 years now. I use my rig pretty hard. No problems. checker/kragen carries them $60.00

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze> Blazer pics</a>

    <font color=blue>Nevada... Where the pavement ends and the west begins
     
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    Confederate9 1/2 ton status

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    warn premiums

    <font color=red>K5: Because size DOES matter</font color=red>
    85 K5 4IN LIFT 35 GOOD YEAR WRANGLER MT/R, AMERICAN RACING WHEELS
     
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    Burt4x4 3/4 ton status

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    WARN Prem. w/ HubFuses..........

    72K5[​IMG]Led Zeppelin[​IMG]Rock ON![​IMG]
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Burt4x4</a>
     
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    All I have ever had are Warn Premiums and the auto hubs. I acn't speak for the others, but I can say that I am very pleased with the Warns. Have had no problems (knock on wood). Only problem I have ever heard is that, since they are all metal, they can tend to rust if you run deep water a lot and don't periodically take them apart and clean them. But, (a) that is good maintenance that should be done and (b) those I have heard with that problem still got them replaced under warranty.

    Warns or Superwinches, I don't think you would be going wrong with either one.

    Brian
    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!
     
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    Not to make anyone mad... but I ran superwinch hubs on my dana 60 and the dial is made of plastic. I broke that dial at least 2 times. It was a hassle because they are not made in the U.S. I replaced them with Warn Premiums (believe me I wasn't really wanting to go to warn because I had heard about all types of problems and I had a external hub mounted Dana44 h/d front that had them and they sucked) . I am greatly pleased with the performance and durability of these Warn Premiums. They last. I have actually smacked them pretty hard on rocks and they really take a beating. They are all ground up by rocks and I can still turn the dial and they still work. What else can I say about them? They are not near as expensive as auto hubs either. That's my two cents/
    Juan Prescott valley, AZ

    chrome sucks
    about chrome: "I didn't know it was possible for something to both suck and blow"
     
  14. BadDog

    BadDog SOL Staff Member Super Moderator Author

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    There was a rather long post on this subject a few weeks (months?) ago. You should do a search.

    I'll be a dissenter here, MileMarker Stainless. Check <a target="_blank" href=http://www.off-road.com/chevy/reviews/mm-vs-warn/>this</a> out for a comparison between MM and Warn.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  15. Burbinator

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    SuperWinch hasn't used plastic dials in a long time (1/2 and 3/4 ton versions)...they are all metal, just like the Warn hubs, but without the price tag.

    Haze gray and underway...<font color=blue>or blue, in my case.</font color=blue>
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  16. Thunder

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    Superwinch hubs have metal dials not plastic

    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Thunders-Blaze> Blazer pics</a>

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    OOPS! Yeah, that was in Spring 2000. Maybe they do make a better product now. Warn Premiums are my hub of choice though. This is one of those you pay for what you get type of products. Ever seen a super old pair of superwinches that work? I've seen old willys jeeps with the original hubs and they still turn and work. Warn knows their poop and they make a quality product. Sorry if I didn't keep up with Superwinches advances in quality.
    Juan

    chrome sucks
    about chrome: "I didn't know it was possible for something to both suck and blow"
     

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