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Unread 05-16-2011, 09:09 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ms198
it is in the part of the hub that isn't covered by the brake drum. its probably for the backing plate bolts but i can reach them with a wrench..
If its not covered by the brake drum, there's only 1 place it could be, the very center.


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Unread 05-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #17
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probably looks like mine. No worries I go in the mud all the time no problems.
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Unread 05-17-2011, 06:53 AM   #18
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I stuff freeze plugs in the holes, but I like the idea of a rubber plug!

If you don't seal that hole some way, your brakes won't last long and that mud is REAL HARD on the wheel bearing seal.
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