I'm contemplating buying a Dodge Ram 3500 with the Cummins Diesel.
Any feedback - good or bad appreciated.
Also can I buy Free Wheel hubs for the front axle on this vehicle.
If so who has the reputation for the best quality.
(For anyone that doesn't know what I'm talking about...these go on the end
of the drive axle and allow the front wheels to turn without turning the
transmission. Naturally when you use 4WD you have to get out and manually
lock the hubs).
If you go over to Dieseltruckresource.com you will find loads of info with
some pretty good info on free wheeling hubs. Check these out;
Thanks for the excellent information and help. From what you have told me
I immediately found a supplier in my locality. I think I'll go with the
Dynatrac as they seem to be all US manufacture.
I have yet to find Chinese bearings that can be relied on and they usually
fail, without warning, at the worst possible time.
FWIW, here's a for sale ad from a Dodge owner and mechanic:
2 used 2500 4x4 front hub assemblies
Took these off my 2006 2500 4x4 at 27K to install a DynaTech locking hub
kit. (waste of money BTW) Includes the mounting bolts and wheel studs,
no lug nuts. Asking $35/each or best offer plus shipping.
(waste of money BTW) is in the body of the ad, I have never installed
these and so have no direct knowledge.
On 4/17/2013 7:54 PM, Neville MADDEN wrote:
Gee, I'd buy them... I have a feeling I'm going to trash my hubs getting
them out of the steering knuckles (yea, I had to cut the ball joints to
get the whole thing apart, and am now fighting both the hubs and
knuckles, and ball joints trying to get this stuff apart. At 70K miles
on the ball joints (new) and 30K miles on the hubs (replaced at about
I'm beginning to think my Dodge sucks!
And I'm thinking I'm going to have to drill out the ball joints to get
them out, too. Not sure how I'm going to separate the hubs from the
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