Re: Spensive Spindles
I made them out to be worse than they are. After I cleaned them with degreaser I realized most of that crap was really hard grease that didn't want to come off, but eventually did. Where the bearing rides ain't all that bad, but I did find one pair of used ones off a 92 w/o ABS for 150 bucks. I got them home and realized that they have 6 holes and my knuckles only have 5 studs! So, you know what I did..put the old ones back on :0 All seems well so far. I finally got it all put back together last night at 4am, and took it for a test drive. I was about a mile from the house when I noticed a noise, which I assumed was the bearings not liking that used spindle. So I said ****it since I was just gonna rip out the whole axle this time, and drove home...well, almost home.
I got within 1/4 mile of the house and had a very indication that it was NOT the bearings but my lug nuts coming off 1 by 1 and the wheel wobbling. All the sudden BAM
, I lost a foot and a half of altitude and I looked over and there was my tire driving in the other lane beside me! Boy, you should have SEEN the sparks that my disc was throwing! It was badass, except now about 1/3 of my disc is gone in one spot
So I walked to the house, got my floor jack, raised that bitch up, bent the shield back, and spent 20 minutes looking for the damn tire, and finally found it. I borrowed a lug from each tire and drove home. It was an adventure, but I should have realized what that sound was because I've had that tap tap tap from the wheel wobbling before, these wheels just don't seat right sometimes. Although, I think I just plain forgot to torque the nuts when i set her back on the ground.
The groove in the asphalt wasn't as good as when my brother's 35 came off the rear of his blazer, but you should SEE the mud that fell all over the street when I came banging down to earth. The spark show was worth it! Man, I can't imagine having a 44" tire come flying off...now THAT would be an experience.
It's a multi-purpose passenger vehicle
and it eats SUVs
for breakfast...get it straight!