Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by **DONOTDELETE**, Apr 1, 2000.
Has anyone heard if these hubs are as good as they say??
Chevy in my blood.
I think that everybody on this board will tell you to use Warn. I haven't had a single problem with mine in the year I've had them.
<font color=red>Girls Like Guys In Bow Ties
I can't say anything about milemarkers, but my superwinch hubs have worked flawless. Sorry Corey.
So Much to do, So LITTLE cash.
The price is similar to the Warn premiums, Warn has impeccible ?sp tech support.
I'd suggest the Warn
<font color=red>mudfanatic</font color=red>
warn has been on mine for 120,000 miles....no problem as of yet...
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Never knew anyone that had the Mile Marker Hubs. I'm with everyone else with no problem with the Warn Premiums and they have been in the truck for ove 7 years.
<font color=black>the blazer is "Back in Black"
I have mile marker hubs and they work flawlessly.. Never had a problem with them.
I have the MM conversion kit for my 203 and it came with new hubs,,, My K5 is not on the road yet, so I don't know how they'll stand up. But y'all will be the first to know if/when they go out.
I have MM hubs, and I had a clip to break keeping it from engaging, emailed them, they sent me the part a week later in the mail. I have them apart right now, changinging over to disc brakes, they look well made to me.
I had Warn hubs (with the plastic center) before and didn't like them. Changed over to MM premium and love them. They've been going strong for about 5 years now.
I had some MM Premiums on my truck when i got them. I locked them in and after an hour off road the left one just clicked and wouldn't stay engaged. While doing front brakes I replaced them with Warn with the plastic knob, it has the same hub as the premium and lifetime warranty also. When I took the MM's off there were so many parts and lock rings. I kept the good one for a spare with a detailed installation drawing. The Warns were easy to install push the hub in, put the large retaining ring in, the small one doesn't go on a 85(per the instructions) and bolt the cap on and your done because they come pre-lubed.
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I had something funny happen to me, i went to buy Explorer hubs at 4 Wheel Parts, and when i opened the box they had MM dials, i went back and said "whats the deal" the manager came over and said that MM makes explorers hubs and ran out of their dials so they used their own MM dials to keep up production, then he said if you turn over the hub and read the pat. numbers you'll find that they are all made under license using the warn pat. so essentially, all those brands are the same, with the exception of maybe materials, I didn't take the time to compare numbers, but since they all look the same its prob. true.
"Friends don't let friends drive Fords"
Well I finally broke down and bought the WARN Premiums from carparts.com with one of those first-timer 33% off coupons. Ended up costing $68 including shipping. Supposed to arrive later this week (I hope).
FYI: I remember seeing a neat trick for manual hubs. Take a PVC "T" fitting (found at any Home-Depot type of store) and cut a notch out of both sides of the middle of the "T". Makes a nice tool to flip your manual-hubs from locked to unlocked and visa-versa.
<font color=red>Steve88</font color=red>
I know a guy that had Mile Marker hubs, mashed the gas on dry pavement trying to sqeek all 4 tires, blew the hubs outt the axle, he bought warn, well he can make a big cloud of smoke now, not to smart. but... (the burnout that is)
Blaze On ----- into the $$$ pit! Dang these things can cost ya alot!
Now that is [censored] clever. How come I never think of this stuff? ;-)
'74 K5 Blazer "Tank Grrl"
'77 Chalet sans Blazer
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If you want a real set of hubs... find an old set of Spicers. They don't have all that pot metal crap in them. Other than that, Warn, MM, or Superwinch are all about the same quality. However I think Warn has the best warranty!
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