Just a dumb Jeep guy asking probably a routine question. I am gracing my 1968 CJ5 with a narrowed '79 Scout Dana 44. I really want to get internal spline lockout hubs. Does the warn kit for Jeeps fit the Scout. Any other swaps known of? I researched in the wheel bearing books and it looks like the bearings are the same for the Scout and the 1976-80 Jeep. Does anyone know that they will work or have done it better? Thanks for the help.
Hey Sam, what you want to do is probably the best thing to do for your jeep. I run the Warn internal spline hubs on my '78 Scout II. They are easy to install, just knock out the the old 6 bolt hub and install the new hub thats provided in the kit. Yes the bearings are the same. When I did mine I bought all new bearings and seals, so that everything was new. You will need a four prong hub socket if you don't have one. Hope this helps
There are other ways of getting internal hubs on a Dana 44 - you could swap full-size truck outers (knuckle, spindle, rotor, hub, stub-shaft) on. Probably requires some steering linkage changes to finish the job - depends on how much work you're already doing, of course!