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Old 05-13-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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axle advice

I bent a hub and or axle on my 7700 mile sport. Dealer wouldn't cover under warranty so I'm in need of suggestions. Best axles with bearing pressed on? Should I just do axles and have a shop swap the bearings over? Thanks!

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I'd replace the bearing as well. Bent hub has placed a side load on it.

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Ten Factory. Some venders will press in the bearings/tone rings and have it ready to bolt right in.
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When getting a full replacement with bearings and tone rings pressed on are there any other parts I need? Basically just slide out old and slide in new....
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I'm nosy... And have to ask... How did you do it?
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I did the same thing on my 2012 rubi...don't feel bad. I ordered Alloy USA's with everything already pressed on from Rebel Off-Road. They are very knowledgable and great to work with! The axle change out was very easy...just pull out the old ones and put in the new. I kept my old ones for trail spares. Good luck...
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I believe the only 2 company's that's warranty bent flanges is Ten and RCV. Something to keep in mind.
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Old 05-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #8
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I'm nosy... And have to ask... How did you do it?
How did I bend it? Spotter @ jeep beach failed and dropped my right rear between two rocks. Hit my rim with the right amount of force and tada, a bent hub assembly. I wasn't very happy but jeep axles/hubs suck so they were bound to get bent.
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My wife said "I hope this doesn't turn out like an affair. Fifteen minutes of fun for a lot of misery." After she found out about the damage she said, told you so. Lol
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That's why I am very picky about who I will let spot me. Someone can cost you a bunch of money real quick if they don't know what they are doing. And just because they have an event shirt on does not mean they know what they are doing.

Yeah I am one of those guys that does not pay attention to some guy I don't know who is trying to spot me threw something untill I lose track of what is under me.

Now don't get me wrong I am not saying not to listen to spoters (especially if you don't have much experience) but feel free to second guess them if you don't know them. I never get offended if someone I am spoting does not like the line I put them on and won't do it.


Oh and I have Alloy USAs in the rear and haven't bent or broke them.
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I will be much more skeptical from here on out! Positive side is I get to work on my rig. Negative side is the winch will have to wait. :'(
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After careful consideration I am thinking about saving the dollars and just replacing the right side axle/hub/bearing with an oem one. I can get one for around $175 shipped and everything is already pressed on. If I go Ten Factory they are $350/pair then have to get the tone ring and bearings pressed on for I'm guessing another $80.

Any opinions on that one?

Also, is there a c-clip holding the axles in on the dana 44 2012 sport? I'm hoping they just slide in.
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After careful consideration I am thinking about saving the dollars and just replacing the right side axle/hub/bearing with an oem one. I can get one for around $175 shipped and everything is already pressed on. If I go Ten Factory they are $350/pair then have to get the tone ring and bearings pressed on for I'm guessing another $80.

Any opinions on that one?

Also, is there a c-clip holding the axles in on the dana 44 2012 sport? I'm hoping they just slide in.
You can get the 10's ready to bolt in for a little over $400
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You can get the 10's ready to bolt in for a little over $400
So the reason for my confusion is I called Ten directly and the guy I talked to had no clue. Someone suggested a vendor and I forget who now. Any vendor suggestions?
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So the reason for my confusion is I called Ten directly and the guy I talked to had no clue. Someone suggested a vendor and I forget who now. Any vendor suggestions?
Pm coming. I have a good recommendation.

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