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opinions for new locking hubs ??

I'm in need of new locking hubs for my f350 7.3L and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions. I was thinking about Warn locking hubs, not sure how great they are or if the're is a different brand I should be looking at?
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Warn is good, canít go wrong. When one of mine fell out on the road I bought a used OEM one. Why do you need new hubs? Most likely you can take them apart as grease them


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Mile Marker is good as well. Great customer support.

I tried to call warn before i purchased as i wanted to put them on an f550 and the warn website didnt say if they would or would not fit. I got 3 different people on the phone at warn and they all said "uhhhh if its not listed as a compatible vehicle we dont know and wont take them back if you open the box and get them greasy"

Called Mile Marker, the guy that answered the phone said to order them, see if they fit, and call him back. I ordered the 449SS hubs. They fit like a dream, called him back and he added all dana 60 axles to the compatible list. They even offered to pay for return shipping just so that they could figure if they fit or not for the next guy.

65k miles later, with lots of plowing, and they are still holding strong.
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The Mile Marker hubs are better built than the regular Warn hubs, I have compared them side to side, and they are also cheaper. The Warn Premiums are probably the best but they cost double what a set of Mile Markers does. I have installed the MM hubs on my truck and a couple of others, no issues with any of them.
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Ive been running the warn premium ones for 10 years without issues. I had a missing snap ring in mine and they nextday shipped me a new one.
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one of my hubs are locked up BAD. I looked up some videos on how to take them apart and grease them. If mine are just as bad as the guy in the video them its not worth the work. its better just to replace them. so since I want to do that, I was looking at upgrading to Warn.
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I did see Mile Marker and wasn't sure about them. so thank you for your info.
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The Mile Marker hubs are better built than the regular Warn hubs, I have compared them side to side, and they are also cheaper. The Warn Premiums are probably the best but they cost double what a set of Mile Markers does. I have installed the MM hubs on my truck and a couple of others, no issues with any of them.

I found them on amazon mile marker 449S/S for 133.99. when running these through mud and water do you need to take are care after words? I heard its good to take them out and re-grease them or check them. does anyone else do this ?
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I found them on amazon mile marker 449S/S for 133.99. when running these through mud and water do you need to take are care after words? I heard its good to take them out and re-grease them or check them. does anyone else do this ?
It all depends. If you leave them submersed for a few minutes (get stuck and they are under water) then yes i would check them within a few days. If its just normal slopping through a mud whole IMO you can go a few months. We run all winter here in NY and dont check them. And were always in the snow/slush. They get checked at the beginning and end of winter when we do our PM.
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It all depends. If you leave them submersed for a few minutes (get stuck and they are under water) then yes i would check them within a few days. If its just normal slopping through a mud whole IMO you can go a few months. We run all winter here in NY and dont check them. And were always in the snow/slush. They get checked at the beginning and end of winter when we do our PM.
Alright thank you, I'll be going with the Mile Marker locking hubs.
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