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think I screwed up

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ssped, Sep 2, 2006.

  1. ssped

    ssped 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I ran down to the Junk yard and grabbed a 8lug set of rotors backing plates and spindles. The Hubs were not locking like the ones I have on the 10b but are just a solid plated bolted on like a rear FF14b axle. I imagine it was all wheel drive. Can I just go get a different hub (isnt what the rotor and studs mounted on called a Hub too)?
     
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    Possibly, what application are you talking about?
     
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    Yes, the rotor hub is called a hub too, and yes, the locking hubs just unbolt.

    Presuming you got rotors, spindles and plates from an otherwise identical truck (i.e. they're all Chevy, D44 or 10-bolt) you can mix and match parts ... I used my old locking hubs (Warns) from my six-lug set up on my 8-lug 10-bolt, and it all fit.

    The full-time things are called drive slugs, and yeah, they just un-bolt and the hubs go in like they do on your existing axle.

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    you just have to be careful if u picked up the earlier d44 hubs/rotor...they are expernal style hubs and will not work with the newer internal style ('79+) 10b/d44s
     
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    they would work if you also picked up the spindles, but you would also be running the smaller bearings
     
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    heres pix

    I am puting it on a 82 10b front end. I took the spindles backing plates rotors hubs... everything but the calipers so I knwo it will all swap over. the question is on the end cap/plate. the 10b has external locking hubs and the pieces I pulled have these plates. can I get just the Hub that the rotor mounts to? the locking hubs I have I dont think they mount to these hubs.

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    yep thats the external style wheel hub assembly. you wont be able to use your other locking hubs
     
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    are there locking hubs for these? or can I get another style hub from a part store cheep?
     
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    they sell them. warn makes a set. look on 4wheelparts.com under d44.
     
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    thats not Bad. 100$ for the good ones. the truck is going in on tuesday for them to fix the rear pinion so I will pick up a set. Thanks. that works good.
     
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    got a set here at the house i'll give you for $45 and shipping
     
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    I'd get the set that use the splined type locking hubs. The bolt-on hubs are PITA to keep tight.
     
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    Send me a pick of the ones you have. Are they the better Warn ones?
     
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    got her DID!

    I grabbed all new bearings and races and went and installed all the parts. I found out the 10b and 8lug 44 pieces are almost all the same. same bearings, spindles... the rotors were hitting the backing plate/spindle mounting bolts when I installed them and I had to take the grinder to them to make them work. I also picked up a premium set of warn gubs to complete the setup. it came out really nice and was really really easy to do the swap over. I am just waiting for my matching wheels to get here and I will get up some pix.
     
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    They are only a PITA to keep tight if you use the bolts and locking tab washers. When I installed mine, I went and bought a bunch of studs, washers and nuts and have never had one come loose.
     
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    I will keep and eye on them. I will try thread locker and hardened bolts if they come loose at all. one of the holes in the rotor is trashed and I will need to drill and tap it. I will do that soon. ran out of time yesterday.

    Thanks fer the tip.
     
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    MISF (that is: "My Infamous Scout Friend") tried everything. First G8 bolts, then alloy SHCS, then studs. Didn't matter, they all gave up. The studs lasted the longest, but that was only a couple months.
     

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