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Re: Cj-7 front hub problem?
First off, turning the wheels and then gassing it is looking for trouble. U joints and axles are more likely to fail when the wheels are turned.
As for the hub failure, the factory hubs were not the greatest. Mine broke where they bolt on. I replaced them with Superwinch hubs. Have heard that Warn makes the best, but they were too pricey and the Superwinch has a lifetime warranty. The bolts that hold the hubs on take a lot of stress and are prone to loosen. Keep em tightened. Some replace them with studs, others go to an older hub that had 6 bolts.