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Old 05-25-2009, 04:00 PM
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Best locking hubs dana 60??

Well did some snow wheelin this memorial weekend. The only reason I stopped was i was out of locking hubs. I blew out 3 locking hubs. I'm on 40" hawgs and curious to know if their was anything better than warns or mile marker?? I was checking into dynatrac stuff and seem to be the best locking hub out? Does anyone have experience with dynatrac products because I'm done with warn stuff. This weekend was a winchathon instead of wheelinthon weekend. Still had fun but could of had more fun than I had. I could be wheelin today but only one hub left and it got me out. Kept blowing the short side. I was in snow and never truly hooked them up but they busted anyways.
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Drive flanges.... But i think 75F350 might have something different to say......
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Ahhhh, you remember.....lol.
Drive flanges wont fail.
Are you currently running 35 spline outers? I only ask because many 30 spline units are weak.
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hub stuff

Well I drive mine a lot and would prefer a locking hub like the dynatrac stuff. The dry flanges are awesome but would prefer a locking set up. Mine are 35 spline. The dynatrac stuff reminds me of the old ford locking hubs back in the 70's still have a dana 44 set.
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HAve you nee breaking the same side over and over? I went through two and they wereon the same side so I decided to take it al apart and really really look at the hub itself. Turned out that the hub was worn out. THe splines on the inside were worn down and had tolerances that were not very good. The result was a lockout that would break often.
Might verufy that you dont have worn parts.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:02 AM
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Thanks for the info and we had discussed this paticular situation as you speak of.

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HAve you nee breaking the same side over and over? I went through two and they wereon the same side so I decided to take it al apart and really really look at the hub itself. Turned out that the hub was worn out. THe splines on the inside were worn down and had tolerances that were not very good. The result was a lockout that would break often.
Might verufy that you dont have worn parts.
Gonna take apart this week and check fit. I've had 5 failures on this side and should have checked it sooner but thats the way it goes sometimes. But still believe the hubs are weak because it doesn't take much to pop them. Gonna probably get a set of dynatrac because their is no aluminum in hub. Looks like the old warn hubs from back in the day, 70's. Very tough hubs. Thanks for the info and reminder and check in with you soon.
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During your inspection you may find that the splines on the hub itself are rolled over, or sharp. This is a great indication that the hub is shot. I have several sets that are no longer suitable for use for this very reason. They engage and operate well, but sacrifice lockouts like it going out of style.
70's front lockouts were not Warns, they were Spicers, and are probably the toughest out there. Unfortunately they are 30 spline........
The DynaLoc front hubs appear to be the best on the market. Plus these Dynaloc hubs fail to lock, which is interesting enough.

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Spicer hubs

For some reason I was thinking warn and checked out my old dana 44 and they say spicer. Been a while since I've strolled down memory lane. Thanks for info. Those are tough hubs and now dynalok is similar to the old ones. Dynatrac has some cool stuff on their site. Never really checked them out before just knew they make good stuff.
Well hope to do another snow run this weekend if possible. We had good snow on memorial weekend. Everyone got stuck except my friends built scout on Iroc's and beadloks. Aired down to about 5psi for the snow and went everywhere. Didn't have enough power to turn them so he did really well.
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warn premiums used to be the best but I think dynatrac has come out with even better ones now.
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warn premiums used to be the best but I think dynatrac has come out with even better ones now.
Warn premiums are junk.(The new ones anyways) The only good warns where made years ago, the ones with those pins that went between the hub and cap.
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^^^^ X's a million. Cant keep a set of Warns together. They pop way too easy.
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^^^^ X's a million. Cant keep a set of Warns together. They pop way too easy.
All the failures have been because the sleeve that slides over the axle shaft breaks and the rest is history. I've broke them at just over an idle and broke them at full throttle on 40" tires. For stock stuff nothing thats gonna make traction.
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Are you guys with the problem using Warn premiums? Because I don't even know what this sleeve is your talking about, and wonder if thats something used with the regular warns. It always used to be broached Spicers were the best followed by Warn premiums. None of the others were even close. These days like I said Dynatrac makes superior ones.
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Its the splined gear that actually fits on the axle shaft. When this grenades it kills everything. I have gone through many hubs and just checked my axle the other day thinking my splines were worn or bad but nothing looked bad. splines looked ok. Didn't mic the shaft just visual. Its always the short side axle that blows. The 30 spline have a thinner gear compared to 35 spline. Its about .050 thicker compared to 30 spline system. Doesn't matter they all blew chunks and its expensive now after several sets recently. Hopefully dynalok will help solve my problems with selectable hubs for about 600 bucks. Cha ching$$$
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