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Old 03-03-2011, 08:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've tried calling Mad 4x4 for the last week with no luck. I bought thesefor my 95 axle. But I don't see how they work. The axle shaft is a considerably smaller diameter than the inner hole of the seal. So it doesn't seal shit. I was going to go with the other rubber seals but these seemed to do the same thing, were an OEM part and were much cheaper. So what am I missing here?
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The seal you have sandwiches between the stub shaft and the back of the spindle to keep dirt and dust out of the pocket bearing in the back of the spindle.

There should also be another small rubber seal and a poly thrust washer that fit the od of the stub shaft itself. The combination of these does a decent job of keeping crap out of the needle bearing.
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The seal you have sandwiches between the stub shaft and the back of the spindle to keep dirt and dust out of the pocket bearing in the back of the spindle.

There should also be another small rubber seal and a poly thrust washer that fit the od of the stub shaft itself. The combination of these does a decent job of keeping crap out of the needle bearing.
No, it's not that seal. In the diagram on Mads site it shows it as part 42 which appears to go in the end of the axle tube.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some inner shafts have a step right next to the yoke that the seal would go on. Most older shafts do not have this step.
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I've tried calling Mad 4x4 for the last week with no luck. I bought thesefor my 95 axle. But I don't see how they work. The axle shaft is a considerably smaller diameter than the inner hole of the seal. So it doesn't seal shit. I was going to go with the other rubber seals but these seemed to do the same thing, were an OEM part and were much cheaper. So what am I missing here?
I assume you have a 95 Ford Dana 60?

They do not have this seal.

Probably should have looked at your axle to see if it had the seals factory before you bought new ones.
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I assume you have a 95 Ford Dana 60?

They do not have this seal.

Probably should have looked at your axle to see if it had the seals factory before you bought new ones.
Ok. So why does Mad say these seals are for 88-98 axles and have an OEM diagram showing it?
Also I would have looked at the axle but I bought it all torn down, just the housing.
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Because MAD is wrong.

I've only seen those dust seals on super duty axles.

I have a 95 F350 and it doesn't have those seals.

I looked at the diagram MAD has, and it's obviously for a super duty axle. It clearly shows unit bearing hubs, which the 88-98 dana 60s dont have.

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Look closer at the diagram, #42 goes on the stub shaft up against the back of yoke, then when yoke is put into hub is seals against dirt. There was a thread awhile back where a few vendors posted having the Mad out board seals in stock.
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