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HUBS???

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MTBLAZER89, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. MTBLAZER89

    MTBLAZER89 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I have an 89 Blazer with the shi%$Y stock hubs. What do I need besides the hubs to upgrade? Help they are making funny noises................. /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    4X4HIGH 1 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    You must be talking about the automatic hubs, all you need is a good set of manual hubs such as warn's. No more parts other than that.
     
  3. Sandman

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    What he said.
     
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    If you have automatic hubs, by all means UPGRADE! The stock manual ones are better than people give them credit for. I recomend Warn Premiums.
     
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    well after 2.5 months, im back! i had 1500+ unread in this forum alone, i had no time over the summer to read em!
    but anyways back to the topic, everyone has their own opinion in hubs to get, but i suggest warn premiums
     
  6. dyeager535

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    If you don't beat the truck hard, I'd say just go get a used set of the stock Spicer manual hubs from another K5 or K10.

    I've heard the stock manual hubs might be stronger than the aftermarket ones as well, (due to material) but I don't know for certain. Doesn't really matter if you just need to replace bad auto hubs on a stock truck, as the auto hubs do, invariably, fail, even if you are "easy" on them.

    Stock manual hubs are a "drop in" replacement for atuo ones, at least until about '86 or so. I *could* see later year trucks maybe not having the grooves cut in the axle for the retaining clips if auto hubs were the only choice in later years, but I haven't messed with any axles newer than '86 yet, so I can't be certain, but I'd hate for you to find out stock manual hubs aren't a drop in replacement.
     
  7. Panther

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    I did it a few months ago on my 90 K5 and I did in about 4 hrs with just the Warn instructions
    (and no idea what I was doing). The only tool I didn't have in my box at the time was retaining clip
    pliers. Other than that, you only need needle-nose (which just makes it easier), the hex key for the bolts,
    and some grease for the new hubs.

    I snapped some pics but they didn't come out well. Post back on here or feel free to email me with any
    questions.

    BTW, I picked mine up mine on eBay for less than $100 shipped.
     

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