Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Tempe, AZ 85283
Manual Hub outer CV removal?
I need some suggestions here. I bought a long travel kit and it came with an Offroad Solutions manual hub conversion kit. I wasn't necessarily looking for manual hubs, but it came with the kit. Now I think the wheel bearings might be starting to go, they make a bit of noise. I was going to just swap wheel bearings until I saw what a PITA is it, I even spent $200 on new bearings and seals. So now I am thinking maybe just sell the kit, return the bearings, and hopefully recoup some cash out of the deal. So I started to take apart my stock Tacoma front axles thinking I would swap the outer part of the CV's and spindles back onto my truck, and I can't figure out how to take them apart. The Chilton's book makes it look like they don't come apart, but they must come apart someway right? Looking for some advice here, swap the wheel bearings? Swap the outer CV's? Go buy new ADD Tundra axles and modify them?
CURRENT '97 4Runner Limited 4wd, rear diff locker, Donahoe 2.5" Coilovers, FJ80 rear springs cut down, AIRAID MIT
SOLD '01 TRD extended cab, 285/75/16 MT/R, 4Runner wheels, Camburg Long Travel w/ SAW's, 63" Chevy's with frenched hangers, TG U-bolt flip, Bilstein 12" 7100 shortbody, TG e-locker guard, Hella 4000's, Trail Gear weld-on sliders, Hanneman fenders, Glassworks bedsides