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Need a 3rd set of hubs at 65k...c'mon already

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Old 04-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #1
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Default Need a 3rd set of hubs at 65k...c'mon already

So. My hubs are bad again. It's both this time. I don't get this ****. I used GM parts for the first 3 replacements, and aftermarket for the 4th. Now both on the car are bad again. Traction control steps in when turning at low to moderate speeds and the ABS light is on again.

Are there any better than stock hub options out there? This is driving me nutz. i hate cars
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Old 04-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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I honestly think traction control is what kills the hubs on these cars. It is pretty nasty.
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That's an interesting thought I almost always turn my traction control off when I drive. That said I just had my first hub replaced at 72k
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Hmm that is a good point. Problem is the traction control makes u faster in the corners in this car if its working right.

Is there a place i can have some bullet proof hubs made to order? It has to be possible.
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Your probably going to need them. With that being said mine need to be replaced and the car has 49k. I guess that's one good reason about being under warranty. I had to do 1 along with a tie rod on my gfs 2005 monte at 120k. I could live with that 49K is pretty ridiculous
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102k and never changed a hub or had issues with them. Maybe the larger rims are killing your hubs.
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I had just over 105k on my car and just noticed that I needed the pass. Hub
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Are you torqueing your axle nut to proper spec, and using a new axle nut with locktite?
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102k and never changed a hub or had issues with them. Maybe the larger rims are killing your hubs.
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Are you torqueing your axle nut to proper spec, and using a new axle nut with locktite?
x2 on both those comments. Between the springs, brakes, and wheels you have significantly altered things from the design spec. I wonder if something is misaligned or out of balance. It seems like there has to be something that is putting an unusual load on the bearings.

Another point, if you are seeing the ABS light are you sure it isn't just the wheel speed sensor? Or are you hearing a noise or vibration from the bearings?
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Yes, evrything is getting torqued to spec and loctited. And yes, I'm sure those 20s aren't helping. And the brakes are fairly heavy. I needed my first set of hubs before I did any of the mods though...

Aren't the speed sensor and hub 1 assembly, so even if it is just the sensor I'm SOL yet again. I do feel some vibration from passenger side.

On a side note @nmp0098 what MAF are you running? Do you have a power number with that cam?
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In the end it doesn’t matter whether it’s just a sensor or if the bearings are getting chewed up, but they would have different root causes. Try to get a hub with Timken bearings if you can.

No power numbers, but my weight and trap speed put me around 410-420 at the crank.
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