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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-30-2001, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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Pesky hub bolts

Just wondering what you guys are doing to keep the lockout hub bolts tight. I know this is an old problem just not sure what to do about it. Hate to put lock-tite or anything like that on it.

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Re: Pesky hub bolts

my hub bolts use to always loosen up...the last time it happened I put both hubs in a drill press and drilled and tapped them 1 inch deeper then used bolts that were 3/4 of an inch longer...after that I've never had a problem...

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the use of studs with nuts and lock washers will help.

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Re: Pesky hub bolts

why not saftey wire them .Take the bolts out ,drill small holes through the heads ,put them back in to torque specs. and run a wire through the holes and twist the ends together .Although this will not work if the fancy covers are around the hubs.
Or if you go to the stud direction get them a bit longer and run a jam nut on behind the first one,to lock it on.

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safety wiring would definaly work as long as you do it properly(i had lots of practice safety wiring in the usmc).
the jam nut idea probably would not work. why? well the nut wasn't what would loosen. the nut with the stud and all would loosen. i used locktight too. like i said before the studs helped but did not fully deter the problem. the warn hub conversion kit is a good option if you feel like forking over the $$$ for it. i went d60 so not more prob's

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Re: Pesky hub bolts

I've got 84 CJ axles under my 72 Commando. Went with the Warn full-floater in the rear, and the hub conversion up front. I've never had any problems up front, but the rear hubs leak gear oil after going off-camber. Hope you all don't mind me jumping over from the Jeepster threads......seen a few SWB posts in our BBS and thought I'd take a look see over here. Happy New Year!!!!!

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