Re: Warn manual hub conversion and brakes
I've never heard of a one piece disc rotor and hub, but that doesn't mean it isn't true. I know there were several different setups, but I thought they all used the same spicer hub and spindle and only were different on which rotor was used. All of the ones I've seen had the rotor pressed onto the hub.
I know the locking nuts are different and varied a couple of times in the 88 and 89 model years, but if you replace everything with a conversion kit it shouldn't matter, but I'm really not certain since you claim it has a one piece hub/rotor. Are you sure the rotor/hub is one piece and not just rusted and appearing to be one piece?
anyway, The date of Mfg for the front end is the tell tale indicator. This is one area a good ford parts counter person can be a real help. The microfilm is pretty accurate, but the counter person has to be diligent looking things up and reading the footnotes and exclusions based on month and year of the build. Early in the model year was a big hassle for 88s and they changed in august, and november of 87 for the 88 model year, and again 88 for the 89 model year. I know this because I have had the wrong parts special ordered by a less than diligent parts guy and waited for a week or so only to find it didn't fit. Find the parts counter guy who knows the most about late 80 ford 4x4 front axles and who is willing to tell you what you have. Find a time to go in when they aren't busy and have them look it up in the microfilm to be certain.
anyway, I'd go with the warn premium hub kit. I've had them on my past two rigs.
99 4Runner (wifes grocery getter)
My Bronco is sold.
What trail rig will be next...