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Old October 21st, 2008, 05:40 PM   #1
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Default Super duty free spin hub conversion

My buddy wants to do a dynatrac freespin hub conversion on his Ex. I have done some looking online to find a decent price and the cheapest found so far is $1700. Just wondering if anyone has done/looked into it before and found a cheaper price. Are there any dealers offering a GL discount?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:32 PM   #2
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So he wants old school serviceable bearings?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 06:39 PM   #3
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i thought when vacuum is applied to them they unlock?
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Solid axle has them too.
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So he wants old school serviceable bearings?

That would be correct
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Old October 22nd, 2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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You can use 92-97 60 outers and get the hubs redrilled to metric pattern but will lose abs.

Actually 97 parts would be best because he should be able to reuse his rotors and calipers and brackets
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I dont understand this at all

I have a 99 SD F250

manual hubs

When I jack it up, the wheels spin free.

What am I missing?
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You can use 92-97 60 outers and get the hubs redrilled to metric pattern but will lose abs.

Actually 97 parts would be best because he should be able to reuse his rotors and calipers and brackets
would 92-97 dana 50 outers work also?
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I dont understand this at all

I have a 99 SD F250

manual hubs

When I jack it up, the wheels spin free.

What am I missing?
Ditching the unit bearing to convert to older spindle and serviceable bearing setup.
http://www.dynatrac.com/products_freespin_ford.html
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Ditching the unit bearing to convert to older spindle and serviceable bearing setup.
http://www.dynatrac.com/products_freespin_ford.html
so the gain isn't for a free spinning hub, since you can do that with unit bearings.... the ONLY gain is to have servicable bearings?
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Basically, I just called a free spin kit because that is what the manufacturers are calling it. He puts a on of miles o in a year and to buy a couple sets of unit bearings he could buy this and be further ahead.
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Basically, I just called a free spin kit because that is what the manufacturers are calling it. He puts a on of miles o in a year and to buy a couple sets of unit bearings he could buy this and be further ahead.
is he really eating unit bearings that much? The NAPA bearings are $290 a side and should be good for atleasst 100K unless he has other issues. Even then you could buy almost 3 sets of unit bearing hubs for the same cost.

Or get the Ebay specials for $100 a side

But it's his money
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would 92-97 dana 50 outers work also?
TTB crap? No you need the ball joint knuckle which is different than the pos ttb stuff IIRC
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TTB crap? No you need the ball joint knuckle which is different than the pos ttb stuff IIRC
Correct on needing a 60 knuckle, all other partson the ttb 50 spindle bearings hubs rotors are the same as a 60.
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ok. never messed w/unit bearings. didnt realize you also needed the knuckle.
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I could see going to this only if he had big mud tires on his ride for a bit more strength, but other then that I personally dont see an issue with the reliability of the stock unit bearing. On the other hand this does remind me that i have to fix my autoloc hubs this weekend cause they are froze and wont go into 4wd
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