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How To Correctly Torque Your Wheel Bearings

When installing new wheel bearings and hub assemblies, it’s very important to torque them the right way. Improperly torqued hub and bearing assemblies will cause the following issues: Too loose – Wheel bearing play This leads to excessive wear of the tires, bearings, and related parts. Too tight – Wheel bearings overheat This leads to…

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Finding The Right Brake Drum For Your Axle

It can be hard to find a new brake drum for your axle. This is especially the case if you have an older truck, such as a 1970 Chevy K20. If you’re having trouble finding the right brake drum for your axle, we can help. The Importance Of Using The Right Brake Drums For Your…

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Choosing The Right Wheel Studs For Your Disc Brake Conversion

A common problem with disc brake conversions are getting the right wheel studs. If you’re having trouble choosing the right wheel studs for your disc brake conversion, we can help. Why It’s Important To Use The Right Wheel Studs Wheel studs may be simple parts, but they’re quite important parts. The wheel studs keep the…

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How To Replace Your Rear Axle Wheel Bearings

Do you have worn wheel bearings in your rear axle? Here’s some guidance on how to replace them. If You Can, Replace Both Bearings At Once Mechanics always recommend replacing both wheel bearings at once. They still make that recommendation even if only one of your bearings is bad. It keeps the friction equal on…

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How To Inspect The Brakes On A Full Float Axle

Do you have a full float axle with drum brakes? If so, you may be aware that it is time consuming to inspect your brakes. If you’re wondering how the process goes, you came to the right place. A Full Float Axle Drum Brake Inspection Tutorial Read on to find out how to inspect the drum…

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How To Replace Your Rear Axle Seals

Are you the proud owner of an axle that’s leaking diff fluid out the axle tube? Or are you converting your rear drum brakes to disc brakes? Either way, chances are you need to change the rear axle seal. We’ll show you how. What Is A Rear Axle Seal? Axles have three seals: One pinion…

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Which Dana 60 Do I Have? A Quick and Easy Way to Figure It Out

Do you have a Dana 60 axle, but you’re not sure whether it’s built for a GMC/Chevy/Jeep, Dodge, or Ford vehicle? Let this guide shed some light! There are three major variations of the Dana 60 axle used in the 1960s to 1980s. GMC, Chevy, and Jeep are all basically the same. Dodge and Ford…

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Rear Brake Line Upgrade – What Length Do I Need?

Have you spent some time recently studying how your rear brake lines are routed? Often it’s not something people consider. Fortunately for you, we’ve taken a look. This post will help you determine what length your new brake hoses should be. OEM Solid Axle Brake Line Routing Almost all solid rear axle vehicles have similar…

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Emergency Brake Kit Buyer’s Guide

Have some questions about emergency brakes on 4×4 vehicles? You might find the answer(s) you need in this buyer’s guide. We answered three of the most common questions 4×4 owners have about e-brakes. 1. Can I Still Keep My E-Brake if I Switch to a 14 Bolt Axle? There are many great reasons to switch…

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How to Install an Emergency Brake Kit

Got a Lugnut4x4 emergency brake kit you’re looking to install on your 4×4 vehicle? Whether you’re swapping to a 14 bolt axle, converting to disc brakes, or simply looking to add an e-brake to your vehicle, this guide is for you. Here’s a general overview of how to install a Lugnut4x4 emergency brake kit: 1.…

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How to Diagnose a Failing Emergency Brake

When it comes to off-road driving, your truck’s braking performance is extremely important. Not only when controlling your truck on steep or rocky sections, but also when you are parked. When your emergency brake (also called e-brake) fails, it can make some off-road situations pretty dangerous. For instance, if you winching somebody, or are an…

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How To Do A 14 Bolt Swap and KEEP Your Emergency Brake

Swapping in a 14 bolt axle is a popular modification among off-roaders. One of the downsides to the mod is losing the vehicle’s emergency brake (aka e-brake or parking brake). This is because either: The 14 bolt axle isn’t compatible with the e-brake on the vehicle it’s going on. The swapper is upgrading to disc…

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14 Bolt Axle Identification Chart

If you’re wondering which 14 bolt axle you have – full-float or semi-float, dual rear wheel or single rear wheel, slide-on drum or stud mounted drum – the chart below will help you figure it out. NEW: You can download a printable version of the chart below here. A couple of notes: You can’t really…

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