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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-31-2002, 06:25 PM
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Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

Ok guys, I think that my hubs are shot. When I turn my hubs the right side turns all the way and the left side doesnt bearly turn. So, I am thinking of mile marker or warn hubs. What are the best and the worst of them? And, would I still be able to get a hold of a set for my jeep?
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

I haven't heard anything about Mile Marker hubs, but Warn are considered to be the best. I've run those, and I currently run Superwinch hubs. I haven't had a problem with either. Superwinch hubs are waranteed for life, I think Warns' are too.
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

Warns are great hubs, but MM's are OK as well. Just take the hubs off and service them, they're easy.
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

Thanks for the posts. Jeepn, what do you mean by service them? Like grease the bearings and then what? How could I tell if they are wore out?
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

IMHO: Warn, and only Warn.

Maintenance

Warn will tell you: "When new: Warn Hubs are assembled at the factory with the proper amount of grease so an additional amount is not required. When servicing: A "light coat" of molylube #1 will suffice. (Note) Hubs should be serviced at the same manufacturers suggested intervals as the wheel bearings.

Me, I don't believe it for a minute! It's a recipe for disaster if you off-road. The way I maintenain 'em is to remove them twice a year (April and October) and clean 'em out with Brake Cleaner or Carb Spray and then lightly grease 'em up with White Molly Wheel Bearing grease. I'd also recommend removal, cleaning and re-lube after all water crossings, playing in mud and of course... sand.
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?


If you do replace, Warn is very reputable. Ive had good luck with my Warn hubs so far.
Pardon my ignorance but what style of hub is on a 61 CJ?
Are they Selectro?

I just replaced all my front wheel bearings and seals after inspecting them post Rubicon.
They were full of rust from the two major mud holes we went through.
As Leve said, check your bearings and hubs often to be safe.
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

My buddies blown up a MM hub or two. Go Prepared!! Go Warn!....plus, they're local, so I have to support them!
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

Well, here's my perspective on the subject. 1- Warn's are the stronger but the most expensive and no they don't have a lifetime warranty at least none of the dealers around here do! 2- Superwinch and MM hubs are good but will bust before the Warn's, is this bad?...NO. I've found that using a cheaper lock-out hub is easier on your axle joints, HOW you might say, because they blow out before the u-joints and shafts do. Which would you rather replace a lock-out or a axle/u-joint? I pick the lock-out. I've seen plenty of Dana 44's eat axles and joints that had premium Warn lock-outs. Superwinch hubs do have a lifetime warranty from some dealers, so guess which one I'd pick.
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

Thanks for the replies everybody. Jeeplvr, I am not too sure what you are talking about. The hubs on mine on ou have to turn a couple of times around before they will lock in. I do not know if that is right or not. Superwinch has a lifetime wareenty. But, I bet that there is something which will void it. Oh, and in the hubs, what do you grease?
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Re: Mile Marker or Warn hubs?

The Superwinch, Mile Markers and Warns all hold up about the same.
The large aluminum outer spline portion on the Warn Premiums, are notoriuos for failing when driven hard. I had grenaded 4 of them in the last year, and have seen another half dozen fail. Lance Clifford just blew up another set last weekend.
4 Wheel Drive Wholesalers has been good about replacing them over the counter.
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