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input on hubs wanted...

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Hayduke, Jun 28, 2001.

  1. Hayduke

    Hayduke 1/2 ton status

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    hey there all,
    installed my warn prem hubs today and just want a little input on the installation...
    driver's side auto main part slid out fine, removed washer and slid in manual guts, dial bolted on fine and it passed the test when jacked up. other side's main auto slid out easily as well, but when the manual guts were in there wasn't enough room for the dial to be bolted on, so out everything came and i removed a small snap ring and spacer that was further back, put everything back in and it passed the test. drove down the street locked and in 4x4 and nothing exploded. what i want to know is if i should have removed the same parts from the driver's side as well even though it seems to be fine? and do you recomend using the snap ring on the outer part even though warn says it's optional?
    thaks in advance, i got all the install info from this site only, CK5 rocks and i love my new shirt!
    peace.
    HAYDUKE

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    I know this doesn't help you, but where did you get your Warns and how much? I am going to go to those shortly an dhave been price shopping. Curious about yours.

    85 GMC Jimmy, 305 w/TH700-NP208, 4" lift, 32X11.5 BFG ATs, 15x10 Eagles, Smittybuilt tube nerf bars and bumbers
     
  3. Hayduke

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    a buddy of mine took them off a rig he parted out, they cost me a case of beer and they look to be in fine shape...

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    I don't use that snap ring as it's more of a PITA. Not necessary.

    Do I think you should remove those parts? Nah, do it the next time you've got the stuff apart.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
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    that's what i was thinkin'
    thanks!
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    Those little rings are unique to 10 bolts, I believe, but they are not necessary with the Warn hubs.

    A bit of advice: if you submerge the Warns, take em out and drain/re-lube them. Mine rusted internally.

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    The only thing you should see when the body of the hubs are removed is the nut that holds the wheel hub assembly on to the spindle. As far as any extra spacers being installed, I don't think they would hurt anything, though I'm surprised the hubs would slide in far enough to give enough room to install the snap rings. As far as the snap ring that goes on the axle shaft, on the outside of the hub, I would suggest using it along with the outer ring....just as an insurance policy. I've never had any problems removing either one of these.
     
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    i got mine at advance auto. They are normally 80.99 for the premiums. I got my premiums for the price of the standards because of the idiot behind the counter. (61.99). Go with warn, they are the best IMHO.
    John

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    When I re-lube mine, I use a white lithium grease, not axle grease that can harden from non use..seems to work for me..one of mine didn't work because of this and I drove about 40 mi. on the freeway with only one locked (in 2x4 just in case I needed 4x4) last winter..wonder I didn't loose the front end...

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    Driving with one hub in!! I've done that before by accident. Not really all that bad on a front end if their's oil in it, I would guess.

    The outer snap ring really isn't necessary. I don't use it. The axleshafts can't move inward and outward very much anyway.

    Tim
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