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jgano23 10-08-2009 01:35 PM

Locking Hub Suggestions
 
i think the locking hubs on my cj7 are on their way out, but i would like to upgrade them before they break. what is the best hub for a front dana 44?

jpdocdave 10-08-2009 03:56 PM

i'm no hub expert yet with this older stuff, but mine i'm building has them so i've been educating myself. i kinda subscribe to the idea of using cheaper hubs so they are what break instead of shafts. hubs are easy to replace, shafts are a little more work, hubs can be snagged from the junk yard. but they aren't cheap when you buy them new though. warn premium seem to be the best hub though. i have a set i won't be using anymore since i'm changing the whole outer set up on mine.

4Jeepn 10-08-2009 08:15 PM

I have run Warn on the CJ and TJ. Though I seem to recall I had superwinch hubs as backups for the CJ, as at the time they had some part that was metal vs plastic...

jgano23 10-09-2009 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 455909)
i'm no hub expert yet with this older stuff, but mine i'm building has them so i've been educating myself. i kinda subscribe to the idea of using cheaper hubs so they are what break instead of shafts. hubs are easy to replace, shafts are a little more work, hubs can be snagged from the junk yard. but they aren't cheap when you buy them new though. warn premium seem to be the best hub though. i have a set i won't be using anymore since i'm changing the whole outer set up on mine.

ya, that is a pretty good point. i'd much rather have to replace the hub than an axle. i think i would like something a little stronger than the stock ones though. i am not overly impressed with them.

KicknJeep 10-11-2009 06:18 PM

Been a while but they used to make a what I believe was called a Hub fuse that was designed to give before the axles or u-joints. searched but couldn't find one though.


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