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Free Spin Kits: You really have to put pencil to paper to determine if it is worth it for you. These kits are roughly $ 2k. OEM type replacement hubs are roughly 250 ea so 500 each time to replace both ends of the axle. In my experience on my trucks, I have seen say an avg of 100k miles on the hub/bearing assembly. So not taking into consideration the labor each time that would be 400k miles to equal dollar to dollar. I drive approx 30k a year, with just my truck loaded w tools and a trailer from time to time. That's 13 yrs of driving. For me, I'll spread the cost over those yrs rather than a one time hit.
I just did ball joints on my '01 f350 ccsb 4wd and it was a bear. 9 hrs on the first side and 4.5 hrs on the second. The hub assemblies came off easy and I think I could replace one in a cpl of hrs.
The Dodge guys rave about these kits because their whole front end spins all the time, so maybe more wear on the bearing? IDK, just a guess. I had an '06 CTD mega cab and had the hubs replaced at 77k, then sold the truck w 180k and hub units were still good.
Just some thoughts, I am not a mechanic. Just can't justify the cost of the free spin kit for me. Good luck.