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Seating races in a 14 bolt hub

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by BigCountryx, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. BigCountryx

    BigCountryx 1/2 ton status

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    While swaping to discs I decided to rebuild the hubs on my 14ff. The question that I have is, once I seat the outer race enough to reinstall the snapring, should I back seat it against that snapring or leave the slight bit of gap there? The gap is hardly enough to get your fingernail in, but it seems to me there should be no gap there. Although before I removed the old race, I did not notice it being tight to the snapring.
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I would seat the race. Any remaining gap can close after you've torqued the nuts allowing the hub to become loose.
     
  3. BigCountryx

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    my thoughts exactly, just looking for someone to back up my thinking. Thanks
     
  4. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Yep, seat it in the same direction that the tapered bearing will be pushing it. Otherwise you'll notice the wheel wobbling after a short drive. :eek1:
     

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