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SpynTec "Free Spin" Hub Review


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OK guys, I've put about 250 miles on Mighty Whitey since the install. Here's what I've noticed/liked so far:1. Truck definitely takes bumps in the road better on the front axle. Less "jumpy" it seems.2. Because of #1, steering is much crisper and more responsive. Tires staying on the road??3. This one is a bit suggestive, but I swear I'm seeing less boost at speed than prior.When driving now, the hubs just get warm. The weather has cooled down considerably since we installed these hubs.........................not like them being borderline hot driving home after the install because it's 102-104* out and we left the tires outside baking in the sun before re-installing them. We had to use welding gloves to put the wheels back on!!!!!:duh::banghead: The passenger side hub gets just a touch warmer than the drivers side, but nothing like Friday driving home. I think the hubs soaked up a lot of heat from the rims/tires, and then like I said in the other thread, I drove it pretty hard (brakewise) on the way home to find any weak spots!!First time towing the trailer with them today..........no problems!!!Hopefully this will cure my trucks appetite for front axle U-joints!!:pray:

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any notability on the fuel-front?

Funny you should ax that!!! I was gonna post a new thread when I go out and fill up later. Most of this tank of fuel was prior to the "free spin" hub kit. I didn't work at all last week in the heat wave we had here; just caught up on domestic stuff, and worked a bit on my hearth for my wood stove install. Anyhow, as per my prior post, I've got about 250 miles on this tank with the hubs installed. As of now, I've got 670+ miles on this tank. All time high for not all highway driving. I was gonna post about the great mileage this tank was getting for me. Since my "3 In a Row" thread, Mike said I could get 21+.........I think I got it on this tank. DTE on the "lie-O-meter" read 43 as I pulled into my drive this afternoon. I'll know more this Saturday on how these hubs doing driving wise. I have to attend a "judges seminar" to remain "current" in the pool of judges for the the retriever organization I belong to. The seminar is in Indiana, and about 200 miles away, so it'll be a good test of these hubs!!! I'd like to wait for another seminar closer, but none are posted yet, and we're getting close to "hunting season" and I'd hate to blow a Saturday during hunting season close to home if I can do it now!!!:smart: Stay tuned!!:smart::thumbup2:
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Looking forward to the feedback. Did you get the new "shorty" hubs that were just released?I also emailed spyntech and got told they can be had with Warn hubs for $100 more. Not sure they are needed or warranted, but was part of a previous conversation.

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John, I got the "MileMarker" hubs in my kit. I have no reference as to different brands of hubs; because I've never dealt with them before!!!:2cents:All I can tell you is this..........the MileMarker hubs seem to be a robust unit. I've no experience with other brands at all. I have repacked about a gazillion trailer wheel bearings though!!:smart: The bearings provided in this kit seemed quite large, and of quality!!I plan on pulling everything apart in about 25k miles and repack the bearings................if needed...........and then decide if I need ball joint and tie rod work/replacement.Truck drives really,really fine since the install...........I ain't gonna look a gift horse in the puss at all!! Truck drives and handles great................all is good IMHO!!!!:2cents::smart:PS...........New tires have 15k on them now: no abnormal tire wear at all!!!!!:thumbup2::hyper:

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Did you try 4wl with the hubs unlocked? That feature can be helpful in many ways.

Not yet. I did lock the hubs and drive for about 10 miles to get the grease in the new U-joints spread about. Yeah, the 2 wheel low will be a big plus backing trailers........especially up slight inclines!!!:smart:
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Had a chance to "open her up" this evening. Got her up to 100mph, and she drove as smooth as silk!!!Prior the truck would want to track straight at speed...............not stupidly................but now she's very responsive............quicker I mean!!:thumbup2: That 140lbs. not spinning does have an effect!!That's all!!:cool:

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Just rolled 170,000 this AM going out to work.........so that's right at 1000 miles since the install of the SpynTec hub kit.......it'll be 2 weeks on Friday. CajFlynn is reading this and laughing........only 1000 miles in only 12 days!!!!!:lmao::lmao2:Well anyhow, after 1000 miles of driving, I think Mighty Whitey definitely "Coasts" easier, further, freer, etc. After the cruise up to Door County, Wisconsin, I think I can definitely say I'm getting at least 1mpg improvement in mileage. Normally at the speeds I drive on the Interstates, I would've been at the 19-20mpg tank of fuel mileage. That last tank I got 21mpg with 400 Interstate miles and 150 towing miles on the tank!! There were 682 miles on that tank...........the other 130 or so miles is just normal suburbia driving.........40-55mph.So even with just only 1000 miles now............I'd surely recommend this SpynTec kit. If'n you're gonna do it yourself, get a Bud to help. These parts are big, and it sure does help to have 2 more hands pressing in the new U-joints, wiring up brake calipers, packing bearings etc.!!!

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