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Thread: Replacing Passanger HUB every 6 months

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    The problem is that you're running wheels with too little back spacing. Factory is 6.25" and anything less than this will put a LOT more strain on your bearings and ball joints. Being that you're running ProSteers, they should be able to handle the stress better but if you're running wheels with 4" or even 3.5" of back spacing like most guys like to run, replacing your unit bearings is something you'll have to get used to. This is a BIG part of why we wanted to go wide on Rubicat. By running 72.5" Dynatrac axles, we were able to run wheels with 5.5" of back spacing and in addition to protecting our ball joints and keeping our bearings lasting a long time, steering was greatly improved and we also got a much better turning radius out of it too.
    That makes sense, the KMC are 3.5" , ATX Chamber Pro were 4" but I ran a spacer to improve steering and also replaced hubs more often.

    Wonder what it is about the passenger side that wears out faster

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    Replacing Passanger HUB every 6 months

    One could go through quite a few unit bearings before approaching the cost of new axles or wheels, or even those Spyntech hubs.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Correct.....
    This is why I'm buying 3yr warrantied hubs from a local national auto parts store.

    so far they've been great about warranty coverage but there's a part of me that's going to have to take responsibility for running parts that put too much strain and causing the hubs to fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    there's a part of me that's going to have to take responsibility for running parts that put too much strain and causing the hubs to fail
    How quaint.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fiend View Post
    Did you pull the seal off to expose the bearings for the photo?


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    No, it came off when I pulled it


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    That makes sense, the KMC are 3.5" , ATX Chamber Pro were 4" but I ran a spacer to improve steering and also replaced hubs more often.

    Wonder what it is about the passenger side that wears out faster
    Been a few months since you bought new wheels. Lol


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    I swear... some days I read these kind of posts and think I should just run 33’s and stock rims. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    I swear... some days I read these kind of posts and think I should just run 33’s and stock rims. Lol
    You should. Rides nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    I swear... some days I read these kind of posts and think I should just run 33’s and stock rims. Lol
    You don't own a Jeep until you carry spares for half your drive line. 🤣

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    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJK View Post
    You should. Rides nice
    Yup. Doesn't wheel half bad either.

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    You don't own a Jeep until you carry spares for half your drive line. 🤣
    Swell.. Lol

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