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I need the best hubs made for my truck. I am SICK of replacing them. I am not sure why they keep getting eatin up. But this is the 3rd time and i have had MotorCraft, National, and Timken. The ones that are on there now i had replaced at work and are Motorcraft. So what the best i can get?
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Ive always used Timken
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Timken.
2 words: Oversized tires.
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Timken.
2 words: Oversized tires.
there friggen 265/70s
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Again. Oversized tires.
Puts more wear than stock on the hubs. puts the CV's at a different angle.
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Again. Oversized tires.
Puts more wear than stock on the hubs. puts the CV's at a different angle.
guys on 33s have less issues than me. My trucks just hungry and eats them they is nummy
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Try centric hubs. That's what I have and I havnt had a problem and I run 31s
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Try centric hubs. That's what I have and I havnt had a problem and I run 31s
where can i find those. The wheels are have 1/4'' on play jacked up omg
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I got em from a member on another forum who owns a parts shop. The company's name is the parts monster. Try Google'ing it. They were pretty cheap too.
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I've had an SKF hub on my truck for a while now with no issues.
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I have the warn manual locking hubs on my '94 and have never had an issue.
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I have the warn manual locking hubs on my '94 and have never had an issue.
Thats not what hes talking about.





I've had no issues with timkin. I ran 33s for two years til i crashed the truck and didn't have any hub issues on the red truck. Daves truck is just hungry lol
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I really hope I don't jinx myself. but I've had 35's for almost 2 years now, and before that 33's since damn near when the truck was new. and i'm still on stock hubs at 68k miles. you have some sort of issue other then the tires thats causing it.
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Rangers in Mexico (XLT) came with tires that is less than half inch smaller than yours (245/75/16) and its stock equipment. I think there is something else causing you this faster wear.
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Thats not what hes talking about.





I've had no issues with timkin. I ran 33s for two years til i crashed the truck and didn't have any hub issues on the red truck. Daves truck is just hungry lol
i did some offroading yesterday and what do ya know
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How man y miles we talking here?
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How man y miles we talking here?
On. The truck 135k. On the hubs currently 38k
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Dave, do you think that you hitting that rock has anything to do with all of your front end problems?

I know that you said it was welded up and stuff. I remember you also saying that you had problems getting your tires re-aligned. But what if something somewhere is still tweaked or twisted?
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Dave, do you think that you hitting that rock has anything to do with all of your front end problems?

I know that you said it was welded up and stuff. I remember you also saying that you had problems getting your tires re-aligned. But what if something somewhere is still tweaked or twisted?
Taylor you hold a very strong point. This is in my thoughts of the issues with the front end. I have camber plates and the alignment is corrected. But something could have shifted and may not effect the alignment. The cross member plate I welded on I took off 2 weeks ago so that could have caused a shift. The reason I took it off was I needed to gain acess to remove the LCA. I don't want to heat the cross member to pop the dent out and further weaken the structure, ya know? So I'm kind of stuck on where to find the issue why they are going so quickly. Axles and CV's? The front end since August has gotten the following
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i needed to replace the LF hub at 55K but i checked my RF at inspection time and it had no play what-so-ever...and my truck has 73K on it...im willing to bet your front end is still out of spec
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Taylor you hold a very strong point. This is in my thoughts of the issues with the front end. I have camber plates and the alignment is corrected. But something could have shifted and may not effect the alignment. The cross member plate I welded on I took off 2 weeks ago so that could have caused a shift. The reason I took it off was I needed to gain acess to remove the LCA. I don't want to heat the cross member to pop the dent out and further weaken the structure, ya know? So I'm kind of stuck on where to find the issue why they are going so quickly. Axles and CV's? The front end since August has gotten the following
UCA ball joints
LCA new
New lower ball joints
Inner and out tie rods
Shocks
End links
You hitting that rock is the only thing that I can think of. Your truck eating your front end like that is getting crazy.
Maybe heat it, bend it back, then replace the plate for extra reinforcement?
This is the only thing that I can think of Dave.
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How do you tighten the center nut for the CV axles?
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How do you tighten the center nut for the CV axles?
Apprently the wrong way. One guess
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You zip them down with the impact?
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You zip them down with the impact?
Then back it of. It's what they taught me at work.
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