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    bostonmish
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    Spun bearing ...was Trying to ID Wheel Hub

    My /2 conversion rig came with a mix of driveline & suspension parts.

    I'd like to ID the front hub. I thought it was a /6, but now not sure. Maybe /5 ? Anyone know?

    It is all aluminum. It does not have a metal sleve insert around the bearing inner races.

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    Last edited by bostonmish; 08-13-2010 at 08:48 PM.

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    bostonmish
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    Here is the other side
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    You might try Buchannan's Spoke & Wheel web site as they have info relating to their kits for rebuilding BMW spoke wheels. Should get you in the know...

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    Maybe /5 ?
    Well, it certainly is not a /5 hub. /5 hubs are for drum brakes. I'd say /6 or later.

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    What kind of rim is that? Certainly doesn't look like the /5 rim shown above or like my /7 rim at home.
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    bostonmish
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    This is a Buchanan SS Spoke set on an Alloy rim, all wrapped around the BMW hub. It looks very good on the /2 rig. Very meaty.

    So, I guess this IS a Slash 6 hub. Thank you for that ID!
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    It looks like a 4 rib hub with no large casting in the axle area so that would make it a 75 -80 /6 and /7 hub.
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    mymindsok
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    If it's a drum hub, look inside the hub and check the casting date. That should give you an idea of when the part hit the assembly line.

    If its a disk hub, just drop by and talk to a good Airhead mechanic. He should know at a glance!

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    bostonmish
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    Thank you everyone for the help in the ID stage. I wanted to be sure I used the proper procedure to remove the bearing races. That is now accomplished, but I discovered that one side had spun.

    I started a new thread on that:

    http://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.php?t=47686

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