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Installing manual hubs...what would you do?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by laketex, Oct 27, 2003.

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    On installing my new manual hubs into my D60 frontend, we got the drivers side in ok. When it came to the passenger side however, the rotor hub is missing the groove for the large outer snap ring that holds all the hub internals in. Kinda weird huh? So I guess my two options are having that groove machined into the old rotor hub, or finding a new rotor hub with the proper groove....ahhhhh crap. what to do? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
  2. BlueBlazer

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    I used to run without it and just let the snap ring on the stubshaft retain the hub body. It allows a bit more movement, but as long as you got a good seal it should be all right (this was on a front 10 bolt, so a 60 may be different, but I am pretty sure its not).
     
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    Dremel tool!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  4. laketex

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    I might do that...

    Right now I'm running one unlocked hub and one drive flange...AKKKKKKKK>>>>> /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
  5. KRAZIE87K5

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    Tyler-

    Bryan's hub can't be held in that way. The center most part of the hub is not attached to the outer most part... therefore when the outer hub assy. (knob) gets screwed onto the outer ring on the hub internls... it has the ability to just fall out. SO... the large snap ring NEEDS to be in there.

    Question remains... have a groove machined, or just get a new hub? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    make a groove in it with a dremel tool...doesnt have to be perfect as long as the ring fits into the groove and retains the hub..
     
  7. micah

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    dremel or go drive flange on both sides (unless its a DD).... those hubs are $ /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    I talked to someone in the know... /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif And he said that axles that originally came with drive flanges didn't have the groove ground into them for the outter snap ring since it wasn't needed. He also said that he can cut one in for ya if ya needed. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Where did the groove go?
     
  10. laketex

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    Yep, already had drive flanges and they SUCK on the street with an NP205. Now that I have my new transfercase, I dont want to burn it up like the last one. Btw, I traded my drive flanges for SPICER hubs from a very good friend!

    Brent...gotcha. I'll see if I can do it locally. If not, I'll be coming to see you again. When is the cuz gonna be back in business? I need to get my exhaust done as well...shoot me a pm!
     

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