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Old 12-21-2017, 10:05 PM   #1
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With all the comments I've read about uniqueness and limited availability of UHaul rims, I've often wondered why folks wouldn't be changing out the hubs or axle, when it needs it, to one that accepts a common sourced rim.
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With all the comments I've read about uniqueness and limited availability of UHaul rims, I've often wondered why folks wouldn't be changing out the hubs or axle, when it needs it, to one that accepts a common sourced rim.
They used hubs from a 1980 Chevy Citation, never had to repack and you can still buy them at your local parts store. Not sure but I think they used the rims too.
If I recall they were only a few mm positive offset, narrow rims, probably a common GM rim throughout the eighties.
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Dave,
Good point. Floyd is right--there was a Chevy hub that was a bolt-on replacement for the U-Haul .
And, some have replaced the whole axle with a new one [Dexter, maybe?], that then gives more options. [though wheel offset still is a fussy point]
Hubs don't often fail on the U-Hauls, apparently.
And U-Haul is now making new wheels available, on eBay I think, though they're not always available..... some folks have had to wait a while before the next batch comes along.
My $.02's worth..........
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I think it was certain years Camaro or maybe Lumina hubs, depending if you want the original 5 on 4 3/4 bolt pattern or the more common 5 on 4 1/2 pattern. Only one or two known hub failures but it's a good idea to periodically inspect the sealed hub for any play or roughness when rotating the wheel. No brake option on the original CT axle unless it is converted to the Uhaul surge brake system. Otherwise the whole axle has to be changed
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interesting you learn the darndest things here!!




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Old 12-23-2017, 05:48 AM   #6
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Tom Griebe just posted this over on the Facebook forum:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/23516006-U-...item28344d9e6b

I believe they were about $69 each, with another $8 for s/h.........
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