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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2001, 07:18 PM
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Broken Hub bolts!!!

Looked at my jeep this morning and noticed that 3 of the bolts holding the hub on were sheared off. I have seen other jeeps that have this problem, but why does it happen, and how can i prevent it? My other jeep does just fine without sheering the bolts off.

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Re: Broken Hub bolts!!!

i think it happens because the bolts get loose. What to do change the bolts to studs. My brother in law actually sheared all five bolts off and we couldnt drill and tap them out. So hopefully you have better luck then we did.

Can someone please bring me a hammer my 33's just ate my fender again. Damn i need more lift.
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Re: Broken Hub bolts!!!

Yes, and studs are stronger than the bolts typically, unless you go to grade 8.

I used to have a problem with mine loosening, and after going to studs the problem went away. I repeatedly beat on my 5 bolt with 33" Swmapers, even ruined a rear axle, but never a problem with the front end.

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Re: Broken Hub bolts!!!

Oh yeah, here is a 6 bolt with the studs, I have seen people with HUGE studs, so long they got in the way of the hub, but the shorter ones can be found.

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Re: Broken Hub bolts!!!

I've seen something interesting with my jeep. My original six bolt drive flanges never loosened in the four years I had it in that configuration. Then I switched to widetrac axles and used the five bolt hubs that were on them. I had problems with the bolts loosening. After the bearings went bad on those hubs, I switched back to the six bolt hubs from the narrow trac and installed new superwinch hubs. I haven't had a problem with them loosening in the year and a half they have been on there.



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