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Old 04-24-2012, 07:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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slugs or hubs?

So im getting ready to buy some 35 spline stubbys and can't decide on whether I should get drive flanges or lockouts. I know the flanges are stronger but being able to actually unlock them still would be nice. Truck will see very minimal road time so I don't know. What do you guys run?
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Alot of it depends on how you wheel. Hubs break alot...I run Yukon drive flanges.
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Alot of it depends on how you wheel. Hubs break alot...I run Yukon drive flanges.
Yup. That said, I never did manage to break a set of Warn premium hubs I had on my 35 splines while I was on DOT tires. I'm not much of a rock crawler, but I am a throttle junkie.

Been running slugs for awhile now, but was never disappointed in the Warns while I ran them.
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Yea pro I know u got some horses under that hood of yours too. With that said slugs are cheaper so I guess it all depends on how thrifty im feeling at time of order.
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I keep hubs because I can swap it out quick & think of it as the easiest to replace "fuse" in the system. That said, I always run too big of meats for the axles according to everyone here & rarely break stuff. Pro would say I'm a pansy. Well, that's not the word he'd use.

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Here's a thread for you

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Yup. That said, I never did manage to break a set of Warn premium hubs I had on my 35 splines while I was on DOT tires. I'm not much of a rock crawler, but I am a throttle junkie.

Been running slugs for awhile now, but was never disappointed in the Warns while I ran them.
I broke 2 sets of standard warns on my D44 TTB with 35's...First set exploded in the mud and second just broke the spring retainers. If its 90% trail rig might want to go with the flanges.

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Old 04-24-2012, 09:25 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Chromo D44. 35's. Doubler.



Easy to replace though, and as I see a lot of street time, I'll probably stick with lockouts for a while. Offroad only I'd probably run slugs.



edit: 35spl 60 lockouts may be stronger. I only have experience with 44 stuff so that's all I can speak to.
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I broke 2 sets of standard warns on my D44 TTB with 35's...
There is a big difference between the standard Warns and the premiums. Of course, I'm talking about the tons version. I don't know much about D44 TTBs.

Because they're for pussies

As far as the earlier mentioned reference to the Spicers, yes, they are the shiznit. I ran a set of broached spicers on my 35 splined outers before they finally gave it up, then moved to the Warn premiums before ultimately flanges.

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edit: 35spl 60 lockouts may be stronger. I only have experience with 44 stuff so that's all I can speak to.
I didn't see that while I was busting indareds ass, so understandably cracked up when I saw it now

To be fair, I'd definitely stick with slugs if the op plans on running rocks more than anything else. Strongest, and cheapest.

Oh, and that is a sweet carnage pic
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There is a big difference between the standard Warns and the premiums. Of course, I'm talking about the tons version. I don't know much about D44 TTBs.

Because they're for pussies

Oh, and that is a sweet carnage pic
Yes D44s are for pussies, and TTB is even worse I know.


The carnage pic is what my first blown set looked like but I didnt take pics cuz I was young and dumb.
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The carnage pic is what my first blown set looked like but I didnt take pics cuz I was young and dumb.
I hear that. I've got a wall I've been stacking my offerings to the gods of speed, but I didn't start that until a couple years ago. Some prime carnage went to the scrap yard over the years. Shit, I consider it art, now
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I ran warn crapiums in my 60 for while, and wheeled some hard shit and they never broke. I went with the RPM offroad slugs and have been happy with them. My truggy has full hydro and is offroad only, but sometimes when I have to move it around the slugs have been a PITA. That being said, as long as you have a beefy set of snap ring pliers and a 1/4 allen socket it only takes about 2 minutes per side to pull the slugs out and put covers back on.....
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Old 04-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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any road use at all and you will want the lockout. isnt mile marker or someone making fully machined hubs not like the pot metal junk that all warns are made of?
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What stubs are you going with? I need to put this on my "to do" list

My hubs are bashed in and don't even unlock....I'd stick to slugs if it was up to me
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Probably going with east coast gear supply package deal, with non-greaseable joints for 495 shipped. Seems to be the most cost effective deal I've found so far.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:09 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Probably going with east coast gear supply package deal, with non-greaseable joints for 495 shipped. Seems to be the most cost effective deal I've found so far.
Also seems like a great deal to me as well. Are they machined for the Full circle clips?
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yes machined for full circle clips, just got a set but you have to order them separately.
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yes machined for full circle clips, just got a set but you have to order them separately.
The clips? or shafts?
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Yes please do explain.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:28 PM   #21 (permalink)
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i ran slugs on my shit for a month or two while it was the only vehicle i had to dd. never had a problem. just made sure to keep everything greased up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My choice when I get the 35sp outers is the 300M upgrade for the warns.

/forum/axles-tires-wheels/979590-dana-60-35-spline-warn-lockout-300m-hub-gears-now-available.html

Looks like the best of both worlds, not quite as strong as slugs but still pretty damn nice!
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If your front end does not wobble and can handle the added stress on the street, run slugs.
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I run hubs on my truck. Haven't broke them. If the truck doesn't really get used for anything but offroad there is no need for anything but slugs tho.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:38 PM   #25 (permalink)
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slugs and a front spool on any asphalt at all aint happening...period...not at all...ask me how i know
otherwise if your running a locker or open diff go with the slugs all day.
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