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wheel bearings and bearing hub question???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rick88blaze, May 11, 2006.

  1. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone make an aftermarket bearing hub like the one in the top left of the pic for Dana 44's or 10 bolts?

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    If they did, do you think that would be an upgrade worth doing or would the stock setup be better?

    Rick
     
  2. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    You want to do away with the spindle ? As in unit bearing ? Like the Dana axles in jeeps ? People are making a killing selling the jeep guys conversion kits to make them old style with locking hubs :thumb:

    Those are pricey , and one of the reasons we love the older truck style solid axles .
     
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    atho 1/2 ton status

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    Stock would be better.
     
  4. rick88blaze

    rick88blaze 1/2 ton status

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    Sounds good, I was just wondering about it. I thought if someone did make a bearing hub unit that it would make maintenance easier. i.e. changing rotors, swapping axle shafts out, etc. I know those units are pricey too. I had a '93 4x4 Dodge Dakota in the late 90's I had to get one for. The cheapest one I could find was $96. :D

    Rick
     
  5. 1979jimmy350

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    i would rather stick with the old style becasuse they are cheaper, i jsut had to change one of the new style hubs on my car and it was $155
     

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