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Leslee 03-15-2012 06:29 PM

Axle Tube Seals
 
Today i started my tube seal project. I`am going to replace the pads, have the roters turned and put in new spicer u-joints.when i pulled out my axles there was a white plastic ring on the end on the axle inside the tube. when i reinstall is this white axle support needed?

Jerry Bransford 03-15-2012 07:48 PM

That plastic ring is just there to keep the bigger rocks and pieces of debris out. Which is all the axle tube really needs in my opinion. :)

Leslee 03-15-2012 08:15 PM

No jerry this was inside the tube, like a spacer for alinging up to go through the seal at the diff. end...

Jerry Bransford 03-15-2012 11:54 PM

Oh, I've never seen that. I can't imagine it is needed since the axle shaft is well supported at both ends.

Mortalis5509 03-16-2012 12:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry Bransford (Post 2144615)
That plastic ring is just there to keep the bigger rocks and pieces of debris out. Which is all the axle tube really needs in my opinion. :)

Tube seals are helpful depending on where you live. In souther CA where there is little to no mud then I agree with you but places where mud is more common then yes it is a good idea.

In GA i try to aviod it but sometimes there nothing I can do and it is part of the wheeling.


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