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Old June 13th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default Locking hubs in/out play

Replaced front axle shaft u-joints and used a different hub and stub shaft on the front dana 44 since the others were shot.

My warn locking hub will move in and out of the hub an 1/8" or so. The bolts that hold it to the slug are tight, and it all moves as one.

Is this ok? The other side is tight. There is no side to side play, just in and out.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 06:35 AM   #2
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Upon some research last night........it appears others have this same issue and just run it with no issues.

Anyone else have this ?
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Old June 14th, 2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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I had some slop with my new hubs but certainly not a 1/8" . I ran a bead of black permatex gasket maker around it to seal it better and it took care of the slop. I hate getting any water or mud in there so I seal them up as good as I can. I made sure it did not impede the operation of the lockout though. The slop on mine was less than a 1/16". I ran a small bead in the hub itself and around the new lockout cap it doesn't move at all now.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:26 PM   #4
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Maybe less then 1/8....but more then a 1/16. The seal is not visible at all when you move the hub out.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 04:48 PM   #5
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Yeah my seal wasn't visible either but I figured some permatex wouldn't hurt and would help keep crud out. I just had the whole front end apart and couldn't believe how much crud was in the axle tubes, luckily nothing got past the inner axle seals into the diff. So I bought the outer axle seals from Dirt Fab racing to keep crud out of my axle tubes they seal up pretty good so hopefully they'll do what they're supposed to do.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 05:44 PM   #6
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It's not an issue as long as they seal & don't let crap in your hub.
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Old June 14th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #7
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Ya I need those tune seals!

Thanks rhino!
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$27.95 each for a d44 from Dirt Fab racing. I used a wire brush wheel in my drill and cleaned the I.D. of the tubes and then you pack grease around the seal and then use a hardening sealer around the 2 lip seals to basically glue them in so far so good with mine.
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