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    Default CJ7 Front Hub Assembly Swap

    While in Moab this last week, I decided to take a look at the bolts holding my Superwinch (junk) hubs to the hub/rotor assembly flange as I'd been having trouble keeping them snug. Wouldn't you know, two of them where sheared off leaving the stud in the hub flange. I now only have two bolts (one was sheared off when purchased from PO) holding the hub to the mounting flange. I'd like to replace the '82 five bolt hub/rotor assembly with the 76-81 6 bolt and add Warn Premium hubs. Are bearings, wheel washers etc. cross compatible? What about the spindles? Thanks in advance!

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    I just did this on my 1986 axles... I picked up a set of Narrow Track Axles from a 1979.

    I swapped over from the knuckles outward just to be safe (and to also get thicker and beefier rotors/brake setups)

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    I did the same thing when I swapped '83 WideTracs into my '81 CJ-5, used the original bearing hubs.

    I also used studs instead of bolts, they tend to keep tight better. I got stud kits here, but I'm pretty sure they are a standard part: http://www.the-jeep-guy.com/axle_&_differential.htm

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    Get american made studs like shown above and ny-lock type nuts
    Been using this setup for many years with a locker in the front.
    Cheers,
    LG

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    Ditto on the studs I used Chevrolet exhaust manilla studs and either stover nuts or nylok, Super Winch hubs not a real big fan, but when i did break one they sent me a whole new pair said they were guaranteed for life at that time, still in the box in my garage. I replaced them with Mile Marker over 10 years ago

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