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Need To Change Front Hubs

Car has 140,000 and I track it a lot so I think I am going to change the front hubs before something happens. I want the best/strongest available in a stock replacement. What does everyone suggest and what size in the spindle nut and torque spec?


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Koyo brand are about the best you'll get, available at any parts store. I like to take them apart and re-grease them with high performance grease like Redline. Spindle nut is 35mm, torque spec is something like 250 lbs. You're not technically supposed to re-use the nut, but everybody does. On a side note, it blows my mind you haven't had to replace yours yet. I'd almost be inclined to just buy a new one as a spare and wait til yours actually start to go, they'll give you fair warning when they do.

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[QUOTE=MFE;16439258]Koyo brand are about the best you'll get, available at any parts store. I like to take them apart and re-grease them with high performance grease like Redline. Spindle nut is 35mm, torque spec is something like 250 lbs. You're not technically supposed to re-use the nut, but everybody does. On a side note, it blows my mind you haven't had to replace yours yet. I'd almost be inclined to just buy a new one as a spare and wait til yours actually start to go, they'll give you fair warning when they do.[/QUO

As of right now they are smooth and tight. I just keep thinking that they can't last too much longer. I am just afraid that one will come apart while on track. Maybe I'm paranoid because I had a wheel break a few months ago and before that a strut broke almost in half. If you think they will give me plenty of warning maybe I'll wait.

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Buy a spare. I take a spare Koyo front hub pre-loaded with ARP extra long wheel studs. You will need a 250 ft-lb capable torque wrench and a 35mm socket. Getting the old one off will take an air gun or at least a breaker bar.

There are two types of spindle nuts. The Dorman nut is a few bucks with a crush sleeve. I prefer the Motorcraft nut which is made up of a number of crush washers caged in a housing. Maybe 3X more than Dorman at $15 or so.
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Koyo brand are about the best you'll get, available at any parts store. I like to take them apart and re-grease them with high performance grease like Redline. Spindle nut is 35mm, torque spec is something like 250 lbs. You're not technically supposed to re-use the nut, but everybody does. On a side note, it blows my mind you haven't had to replace yours yet. I'd almost be inclined to just buy a new one as a spare and wait til yours actually start to go, they'll give you fair warning when they do.
MFE. Are they easy to take apart or is it somewhat involved? Curious

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They're pretty easy to take a part and reassemble: https://forums.corral.net/forums/gene...-bearings.html
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