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Unread 11-09-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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84 CJ7 Hubs

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?

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Unread 11-09-2011, 09:41 PM   #2
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Do the Warn premium 6 bolt conversion. Here are what mine look like...don't mind the old rims.


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Unread 11-09-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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I like the Mile Markers. They're cheaper and almost identical to Warns, but Warn does a cast casing that is chrome plated, Mile Markers are a solid piece of stainless that's been machined and polished.

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Unread 11-10-2011, 11:08 AM   #4
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I didn't know about the WARN conversion kit. I'll look into it today. Thanks for the feedback!
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Unread 11-10-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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It's not a Warn conversion kit. You swap your wheel bearing hubs which use five bolts to retain the lockouts to the earlier type that use six bolts. At that point you can purchase Warn Premium lockouts, which are not available in the five bolt variety.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 12:24 PM   #6
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I installed MM last year. Bought them online from Advance Auto for less than $90 with coupon. Much beefier than stock hubs.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 01:29 PM   #7
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My buddy swapped out his 5 bolt to the 6 bolt style after blowing his hubs to smitherines. He had the stock Warn ones but upgraded to the Warn premium with 6 bolts. They are much beefier. He also has some Mile Markers that look exactly the same for spares.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 04:29 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by locoasset View Post
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?
First off,
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.

Second,
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.

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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.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 04:30 PM   #9
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Exactly, not a "kit" so to speak, but just what's needed to do it.
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Unread 11-10-2011, 05:27 PM   #10
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loco,
question:
why are you changing out the OE front locking hubs?
I still have the OE front locking hubs on my 1984 jeep, they still seem to work ok, I have had them serviced once, many years ago.

I run them locked in, for at least 1 to 3 miles twice a year, so far that system has worked.

Was just interested, if yours had gone bad, what were the signs, how did they act, etc:

Is there anything else I need to do to mine, to maintain them in operational condition.
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