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Re: Spindle....Got you succka!
it still is all apart. Putting it back together hopefully later today. I didn't like the shortness of the valvespring that was in the slip shaft, so I went down to Leonard's off-road to see what he's used before (the valve spring cut to 1.25" is ok, but he has another spring that is not as stiff so no poppy out the cappy. Anyway, slip shaft, needle bearings everything is in great shape. Talked with Leonard, he agreed, just regrese with synthetic, put it all back together, no need to do the needle bearings or either seal, on either side. I will be done with the ujoints today and stick it all back in, got broncofest coming up.
On that kit, while at NAPA, their book shows your BK1 kit for the older Broncos, then their was a switch in '95. For that year, the auto hubs run the BK1, the manuals run the stuff I bought, and it does not come in a kit. That makes it expensive. The bearing is the same either way, just the inner/outer seals. I bought both kits to compare, so now I will be returning it all, but marking down the numbers for future reference. I thought about trying to switch mine, it might work, all I saw is that the design of the seals was different. My GUESS is when my switch to manuals was done is when I got these new "manual hub" pieces. I actually don't know because this was back when my truck was under warranty, the dealer did the work (about 4 years ago or so). There was some spindle damage, so I am thinking they did the manuals, the spindle, needle bearings, seals, etc. when the work was done. That was warranted, but since I did not put autos back on (they grenaded on me), that was it for my warranty for those items, as it was not "original" anymore.