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Old 08-28-2008, 12:37 PM
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Solid Axle Spyntec Hub Conversion Installed

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I got the Solid Axle Spyntec Hub Conversion kit installed. It was problematic and worked with the guys at Solid. This is new and they are taking info from me to make changes in the install and parts. There was some grinding and cutting that was not antisipated. Had to take the axles to a shop and have the u-jonts removed. They had a time of it. Took 2 hours. They assembled the new u-joints and 35 spline stub shafts for my and centered them. I have pictures that I will post soon. Maybe by the weekend.
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What is this Spyntec hub conversion all about? Please tell me more, I'm curious...
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What is this Spyntec hub conversion all about? Please tell me more, I'm curious...
It replaces the factory or aftermarket hub assemblies with non-seviceable bearings. It take the front hubs back to old school with a fixed spindle and inner and outer bearings and races that are serviceable and replaceable.

The kit includes a new 35 spline stub shaft a D60 Universal Joint.

I got 125,000 miles on my originals and replaced them last November. I replaced the again this past May and I needed to replace them again when I opted to convert them 2 weeks ago.
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Yep, it's a newer kit on the market that gets you to serviceable bearings.

First feedback I've heard from anyone who has installed the kit.

They compete with the Dynatrac Free Spin kit which has been out for a few years.
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I think I'll be going with the Dynatrac kit if I can scrape together the funds.
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I was going with Dynatrac Free Spin first and when ordering, the company switched from the Free Spin to the Spyntec. Since the Solid Axle Spyntec is newer, there were some issues with the install, but am working with Solid Axle to help the make changes to make the kit as easy as possible. It was the same price as the Dynatrac but included the D60 U-Joints that were extra from Dynatrac and had free shipping next day.
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What is the cost of one of these conversion kits? I hope I never need to spend the $ but good to know just in case.
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I paid $1859.00 for the Solid Axle Spintec Hub Conversion Kit.

Aftermarket OEM hubs - $350 to $400 Each.
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I am putting the finishing touches on the How To ducument and pictures of the converssion process. I will have it posted soon.
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Does it fit the 2005 and up with the bigger bearings and brakes ?
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I don't think Solid has a kit for the 05+ trucks at the moment.



Dynatrac does make one for the 05+ trucks though.
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I got 125,000 miles on my originals and replaced them last November. I replaced the again this past May and I needed to replace them again when I opted to convert them 2 weeks ago.
Wow! Why are they going out so quickly? Your truck looks pretty much stock in the tire/wheel arena. I have 160,000+ on my original set. Not saying they wont go bad tomorrow but still.....
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Wow! Why are they going out so quickly? Your truck looks pretty much stock in the tire/wheel arena. I have 160,000+ on my original set. Not saying they wont go bad tomorrow but still.....
I wish I knew. I do understand that some of the bearings are now being made cheaper. My last 2 sets of hubs were Federal Mogul National Hub brand and I got the same set from Ford as OEM.
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