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Locking Hubs: Warn or Pro Comp?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by xnoahx, Feb 24, 2002.

  1. xnoahx

    xnoahx 1/2 ton status

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    Ive got some warn premium locking hubs now but I destroyed the wheel bearnings in my drivers side wheel and I may need to replace the hubs depending on the condition the parts are in now. Which would be a better choice, the warn or pro comp. Im Figuring the warn hubs are best.

    Also, has anyone had experience dealing with them about their "lifetime warranty"

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Edelbrock intake & carb, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  2. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=blue> Aren't they made by the same company ? I might be wrong here but I thought they were.

    L8r,
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  3. Stomp

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    go with the Warns, pro comp is a second choice

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  4. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I don't know much abou the Pro Comps.
    I have had Warn Premium hubs for several years - it was the first mod I ever did to my truck. That truck is now dead and the hubs are on my 73 now. Work great and still look good.
    -- Mike

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  5. 87GMC

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    I've got the warn hubs. Broke the spider gears on a dana 44, but the hubs are still fine.
     
  6. NITRO

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    I have the warn premium hubs. I havent had any trouble with them at all. They're a good bang for the buck.

    NITRO
     
  7. 90K5

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    I've got the standard Warns and love em.

    90K5
     
  8. ChevyCaGal

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    Honestly... I'd get Mile Marker hubs if I had to choose... I know that's not a choice you put up there but they seem to be great quality from everyone who uses them. Next I'd pick Superwinch and then the Warns... but that is just me... [​IMG]

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    How about Warns warranty, any experience with that?

    My 73 K5 <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm>http://www.geocities.com/xk5blazerx/73k5.htm</a> 350/TH350/NP203, Edelbrock intake & carb, Vortec heads, 4" lift, and 36" TSL's
     
  10. mike reeh

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    hmm warn or pro-comp.... my choice would be superwinch!

    mike
     
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    I have heard a couple of people on here say the Warn warranty is good. A few weeks ago someone had a post to the effect of "who can break a Warn hub, ME". They said they called Warn and Warn was sending them a new hub. I have Warn hubs, and I like them alot. I don't have any experience with other brands, but after having Warns I don't see the point in finding out. My Warn Premiums are great, and I haven't had any problems to date. I haven't had a chance to wheel them "hard" but with 10 bolts, I don't know if I could wheel them hard enough to break. I also have the hub fuse, which would make it even harder. I haven't broke an axle, or stripped a fuse yet though.

    My Chevy isn't broken, its just out of gas.
     
  12. HarryH3

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    When you attend various 4WD events, look closely at who the sponsors are. Warn is likely to show up as a sponsor VERY often. So, since they feel it's a good idea to put some of their profits back into promoting our little hobby, I think it's a good idea to support them by purchasing their products. [​IMG]

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    Explorer Pro Comp's.. I got rid of my Warn Premium's to get Pro-Comps..
    The Pro Comp's are made by "Mile Marker".. aka Selectro hubs..
    I was very unhappy with the Warn's...PITA to turn the dial ...
    Pro-comp's turn real easy !!!

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

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    Not personally, but my friend has them and busted one and they sent him new ones... that is one thing that I have heard about them, they do offer a good warrenty. [​IMG]

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  15. Seventy4Blazer

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    i like the pro comp lifetime warrenty. if you need new ones keep the good warn for spare. if i remember they are a less expensive too.
    Grant

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