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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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Do any of you have a HUGE problem with your hub and bearing assemblies going bad. I will now be putting on number 6 in the last year and a half. Thank god for mopar Warrenties and working at a dealer but it is still aproblem I would like to resolve since this last one actually came appart while I was doing 60mph with no warning and now I need a new caliper w/ bracket, a U-joint, rotor, pads, and probably a new axle seal. By the way putting a ram with 11 inches of lift and 39's on a flat bed and driving down the road is an interesting process! Guess I am just going to have to win the lottery and go by a set of D60's.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 09:55 PM   #2
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as of yet.. i've owned my Dodge for about 1 year and not had to change hub bearing assemblies yet at all.. still the same ones that came on it, I HAVE changed them ALOT on my cherokee's, ZJ and such.. but iam going to 37's from 35's this week... SOOO... iam wondering if i will be doing more of that though.. God i hope not! its a P.I.T.A.
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Old November 28th, 2005, 12:13 PM   #3
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I have replaced probley 3 of them, it woudl be great if someone came up with a design so it could be a repackable bearing. but oh well.. um I just went up to 35's last week so we will see if this causes more wear. It might be the tire size, but not sure, I have a friend that has replaced 8 or 9 of them.... might be the type of lift... wish i coudl help ya out more.
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I have replaced probley 3 of them, it woudl be great if someone came up with a design so it could be a repackable bearing. but oh well.. um I just went up to 35's last week so we will see if this causes more wear. It might be the tire size, but not sure, I have a friend that has replaced 8 or 9 of them.... might be the type of lift... wish i coudl help ya out more.

Oh, I am sure its from the tires being 16" wide and 38.5's but I was wondering if anyone else had the same issues going on. On the plus side I am getting very good at changing them...
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Old November 28th, 2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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Its just you killing the D44 parts with your mods. I'm on my second set at about 160k and mine died from heat exposure from calipers that were getting stuck and riding the rotors.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 12:21 AM   #6
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I have heard and do belive that a 3/4 ton or 1 ton bearing will bolt in to place, but you have to deal with the change in bolt pattern...
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Old November 29th, 2005, 01:11 AM   #7
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Stock hubs on my 94 2500 still going strong at 158,000 miles. Of course I have stock tires, and I use my truck as a tow rig like God intended :D
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Old December 4th, 2005, 07:10 AM   #8
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mine tows......... sometimes:tonka:
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I've changed both of mine once already but I only changed them because I had them out to change the ball joints. Both hub bearings were still good. So I have a couple spares now. Water and mud will tically reduce the lifespan of them.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 06:34 PM   #10
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yeah i know, that is why i would really like to find a packable wheel bearing.
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If the Dodge hub assemblies are anything like the Jeep ones (?) you can pop a few seals off the back and squeeze some grease in on the bearings.

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The problem is mainly the rims and tires that people use on them. That's why Dodge increased the backspacing on the current Ram's.
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I was a lucky volunteer of changeing a Wheel Bearing... Almost made it home when i felt like the tire was about to fall off doing 55mph.. I should go take pictures of how bad it was..
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I was a lucky volunteer of changeing a Wheel Bearing... Almost made it home when i felt like the tire was about to fall off doing 55mph.. I should go take pictures of how bad it was..

i know exactly how u feel...
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doing one today?
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I experienced mine comming apart doing over 60mph in front of a semi! I dont know how my truck stayed on its wheels. spun it all the way aroung and I ended up in the ditch facing the right way. It was fun trying to fit the thing on a flat bed too, let me tell ya. Now that I think about it the truck driver never even seemed to think about stopping either.
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mine came apart on I-75 going about 75-80 talk about scary....is there an aftermarket one that is more beffy?
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Mine just started grinding and locked up.
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i had one come apart when i was going around a corner at like 15.. so nothing to bad,the caliper bolts held the tire on. i just thought i was stuck in the soft gravel at first. usualy when they start grinding i try to take care of them.. dont let them get that bad where they fall off. hopefully,.lol
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