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Old May 8th, 2013, 12:15 PM   #1
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1997+ F150 unit bearings

can I drive on 1997+ unit bearings WITHOUT the halfshafts installed, or does that style unit bearing require the preload of the halfshaft?
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Old May 8th, 2013, 09:42 PM   #2
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I dont have a 100% anwser but when i did have to do this i pulled the cv apart and shoved it in and tightened it down. Id assume it needs it but i dont know 100%
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Old May 8th, 2013, 11:20 PM   #3
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I looked at them when I got home. Fairly certain they need the preload. I like your idea though. I might head a junkyard and buy a second set and "modify" them for this.
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