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#12776856 - 06/01/18 01:57 PM Trailer hub slinging grease
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 490
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Academy is carrying a trailer hub kit by Smith, has anyone use this, I’m slinging Grease and this looks to be cheaper than having them repacked and re-done, .... $50 each for new kit at Academy
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#12777008 - 06/01/18 04:32 PM Re: Trailer hub slinging grease [Re: chas1]
IslandJim Offline
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Registered: 07/08/14
Posts: 369
Loc: Rockport, TX
Gee, that's only about double what Redneck Trailer Supply gets for them, if you don't mind driving 70 miles to Arlington! If you're gonna put 'em on yourself, you'll learn a handy skill. Everyone with a trailer should know how to re-pack wheel bearings. While you're there, buy a spare hub, pack it with grease, plastic bag it, and carry it in your truck, for those road-side oh-ohs. You'll be ready. Jus' sayin'. If you already know all this, just disregard. IslandJim
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#12777060 - 06/01/18 05:33 PM Re: Trailer hub slinging grease [Re: chas1]
Bob Landry Offline
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Registered: 08/10/11
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If you're slinging grease, you have a bad rear seal on the hub. That happens a lot with people trying to over grease Buddy Bearings. They also go bad if the hub has run dry for a while.
Seals are cheap. Pick up a set at any trailer place, a can of bearing grease and you're done for less than $20, plus you'll know how to do it
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#12777872 - 06/02/18 01:53 PM Re: Trailer hub slinging grease [Re: Bob Landry]
ChuChu1 Offline
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Registered: 03/08/10
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Originally Posted By: Bob Landry
If you're slinging grease, you have a bad rear seal on the hub. That happens a lot with people trying to over grease Buddy Bearings. They also go bad if the hub has run dry for a while.
Seals are cheap. Pick up a set at any trailer place, a can of bearing grease and you're done for less than $20, plus you'll know how to do it


This! Search you tube for a video on packing bearings.
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#12777884 - 06/02/18 02:10 PM Re: Trailer hub slinging grease [Re: chas1]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 490
Loc: Stephenville tx.
Anyone in Fort Worth That would do them for me?
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