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After talking to many newer Truck Owners, the Dodge owners are looking for better mileage and less wear on the front axle joints. Then both the Ford and Dodge owners are looking for cheaper maintenance cost on the wheel/hub bearings. Plus if you are pulling a heavy trailer, you can now use your truck in low range with out the bind of four wheel drive on hard pack surfaces. This is real handy and keeps your clutch or auto transmission happy.
The initial cost is hardly more expensive then replacing a pair of hub bearings. The real payback on the investment is when it is time to maintain the front wheel bearings, axle joint, drive shaft joints, and increase in fuel mileage. When it comes time to inspect, repair, or replace the front wheel bearings, the cost is now dropped to around $20-30 per side, not the $200-300 per side.
The design we based our kit off of is the oldest standard of wheel bearings, two opposing tapered roller bearings on a common spindle (commonly referred to as “Full Floating.”) The sizes of the parts used are that of a truck with the same GVRW as your truck now is. This same style of setup has been used by Dodge, GM, and Ford in there heavy ½ ton to ¾ ton trucks, and has been around and used for over 40 years. The only reason they did away with the setup is that it takes longer at the factory to install a “Full Floating” setup then to install a hub assembly.
We also investigated the reason why the Hub assemblies fail. We noticed the bearing cage is made out of plastic. Also note the distance the bearings are apart from each other. The one bearing fell apart once we removed it from the housing!
Now the 1500 Dodge owners can gain the same benifits as the 2500/3500 owners. The EMS Offroad Hub Conversion kit is the answer for you.
The kit includes; New wheel hubs, New Rotors, Timkin Bearings, National Wheel Seals, New Wheel Studs, EMS Lockout Hubs, New Spindle nuts, and all Hardware required for install.
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