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d30 hub conversion

i just picked up a the warn d30 hub conversion kit (used) at the local jeep shop (on consignment). it is complete with inner shafts, rotors and new bearings as well. so it looks like it will be a pretty easy install. does anyone have any words of wisdom, before i try to drop these guys in?

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o yeah - its on a 00 TJ
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Re: d30 hub conversion

The only things that come to mind...

Are the rotors included and
has this been previously installed ?

If yes, it is actually good.

There are some issues getting the correct rotors - IIRC - in the Warn kit the P/N they give you is ok, but only some brands will work. Has to do with the way the centre of the rotor is cast/machined. Wagner is one of the ones that does work.
Part 2 of this is you have to remove something like .750 from the centre hole of the rotor. Did a set here for a guy and it is a scarey ammount to cut out of the rotor.
We did it on a regular lathe. I don't think a brake lathe will do it.

Something else sticks in my head about the bearings going in - in a different order than you would expect. I don't remember what it was exactly - the guy put them in himself and I remember having to take them back out for him for some reason. And he damaged a seal in the process.

Overall it is a good conversion -

Welcome to the hub side.
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Re: d30 hub conversion

I assume you mean the Warn kit. Make sure you follow the directions exactly on the install procedure. Both on the order of parts going on (washer, then special nut, then other washer, etc), and in at least one place, you torque, then back off. If you do not have the instructions, I'm sure they are available at Warn's website.

Take pictures during disassembly, it helps knowing how they go back on when you have a pile of parts on the floor (but the instructions are pretty good about this).

Make sure you torque the allen head bolts properly as directed using IN-LBS, not Ft-lbs.

Make sure you use the proper specialty tool required, don't substitube needle nose pliers, etc.

Any of the parts you re-install (like spindles I think), clean them completely, pay special attention to the mounting surfaces, they should be clean of rust scale etc.

Good upgrade, I was happy I did it.


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Re: d30 hub conversion

yeah, the kit was previously installed. it is (i am told) complete and all still assembled. it has rotors, inner shafts, new bearings and some spare stuff too. i was told it would just bolt on.

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