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new WARN hub fuses

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 90STYLE, Apr 5, 2001.

  1. 90STYLE

    90STYLE Registered Member

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    I was just wondering if anybody knows if the new WARN hub fuse's are available for 10 bolts yet. If anybody has these things yet... I wanted to know if they are purchased complete or as just clutch rings??? I would really like to add these to help prevent some seriuos breakage.
    Also... where can i get um and how much?

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  2. moneypit

    moneypit 1/2 ton status

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    ORD sells them. You can buy just the rings seperate. I put them on mine last winter haven't had a chance to break one yet but we'll see this weekend!
     
  3. Burt4x4

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    Ya know I was just thinking about this product last night!
    Seams like a good idea to have the hub pop before the Ujoint would! Just kinda nervious about the whole fuse week link type of thing. But Warn has a great reputaion for making stuff that works so if I am to trust any company out there I guess Warn is a great place to start!!
    Anyone pop one of thease yet??
    How much $$ are they runnin?

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  4. Rob 85K5

    Rob 85K5 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I emailed Warn and asked them about the 10 bolt hubs.
    The standard and premium hubs have the same internals, so the same fusible link will work in each one.

    All you need is the new clutch ring PN:60863.

    Regards,

    Matt Dumolt
    Warn Industries

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  5. 6.2Blazer

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    These have been available for at least year or so, though Warn didn't start advertising them until recently. I believe the clutch rings go for somewhere around $8-$12 a piece and you only need the buy the rings themselves (if you already have Warn hubs). Just remember to either bring a spare set of hubs along or the stock clutch rings in case you break one of the fusibles.
    Another thing to remember, these are not a cure all against breaking axleshafts or u-joints....though they do reduce the risk and in my opinion are definitely worth the cost. If you get into a situation where the tires are turned to either the left and right past a certain point, the u-joint can then become weaker then the clutch rings, so keep that in mind.
     
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    FYI, the fusable hubs, and Detroit Locker in the front end are not reccomended together !
    Both Warn and Detroit, know the reason do you ?
     
  7. 6.2Blazer

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    According to Warn, the Detroit Lockers have a tendency to break when a fusible hub fails because of the shock load (or maybe I should say release of pressure) that goes through the system. It must just be a fluke in the design of the Detroit because there are apparently no problems with any other locker.
     

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