Originally Posted by locoasset
Have an 84' CJ7 and I am going to replace the factory Hubs. I have it down to Superwinch, Mile Marker, and Rugged Ridge. Anybody have any experiences with any of these that may be helpful?
Lets get the terminology correct here,
HUBS (Short For WHEEL BEARING HUB) are what the wheel bearings mount into, the brake rotor and wheel bolt up to.
The 'LOCK OUTS' are what I think you are talking about.
An '84 has 5 bolt LOCKOUTS on the 'Wheel Bearing Hubs'.
If you want 'Premium' Lockouts, you will have to change over to 6 bolt hole Wheel Bearing Hubs so you can use the Premium Lockouts, they all have at least 6 bolts securing them to the Hubs.
It's not a big deal, No worse than changing the wheel bearings.
I would pull the spindle while the hub is off and check your inside (only) spindle bearing and seals since it's only 6 bolts to get at it if you take the hubs off for change...
85 Laredo CJ7 has a very good picture of what you need to upgrade to 'Premium' lockouts.
The larger things are the Hubs, wheel bearings, wheel studs, you reuse the lug studs in most cases,
And then the 6 bolt Axle Lock Outs.
I like the fit and finish of Mile Marker over Warn.
I shouldn't say that, but the last few sets of Warn Premiums I've received I had to file off burrs, nicks, smooth down gasket surfaces, ect. to make them work smoothly.
The little Allen head screws that hold the switch on the outside of the lockout are JUNK, pressed 'China' crap.
I ran around for half a day to source some reasonable screws to replace the junk Warn sent me.
Got a nice box of them now, so I replace everything I work on with good fasteners.
Haven't had to do that with Mile Marker, they just bolt on out of the box and work like they are supposed to.