hey thanks! it is holding up very well. Im not sure what you mean by a hub needing an axle installed to keep the bearing in place....its pressed into the hub. It seems to be holding up fine. now that its been on the vehicle for a while and i have been driving it around (subjecting the vehicle to vibrations, bumps, etc), it has sagged a little bit. All I have to do is lift up slightly to get it onto the "lock", so it doesnt bother me at all.how is the hub being used for the bumper hinge holding up? i was thinking of doing that with a vw hub but after reading the bearing tends to pull apart if you don't have a cv installed to hold the bearings tight i passed on it...... your setup looks great.