Thread: Vortex Hubs
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Old 10-02-2017, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Milehog View Post
Chris, I bought the 12" vented cap GalvX disc brake kits from you in April. I'm guessing the Vortex hubs don't seat deep enough on the spindles to let all the seal engage. The wheels fit under the fenders, it pulls just fine, brakes work great and the bearings run cool.
I cleaned the small amount of rust off the end of the spindle and outer bearing shell, reinstalled per instructions (50 ft lbs to seat, etc.).
This is on an E-Z Loader trailer with who knows what torsion axles. I pumped Lucas grease into the zerk. The cap on the inside of the hub filled with grease and none to very little came through the hub to the outside.
I will keep an eye on them I 'spose.


Did you use the seals that came with the hubs? If so they are 2.25" and the EZ Loader should have a shoulder size of 2.125" and require a different seal.


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