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Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles

Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles

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Kodiak Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps - XLPROLUBE1980KIT


Features:

  • Converts trailer from grease to oil with your existing hubs
  • Fits 1.98" hubs and 3500-lb axles
  • Seal for 1.72" spindle
    • Not for use with 1.68" spindle
  • Kit includes:
    • 1 Bottle of bearing lubricant
    • 2 Inner oil seals for a 1.72" spindle
    • 2 Oil bath caps for 1.98" hub bores


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Video of Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Trailer Bearings Races Seals and Caps Rebuild

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take you through the rebuild process on a couple of hubs. We've got an idler hub, and here we've got a hub and drum assembly. Works with electric rigs, but this can also work for just standard discs, if you've got a disc brake style setup.Basically what we're going to show you is how to get all of the bearings out. How to remove the seal. How to remove the race's if they're damaged, then get them replaced in the proper manner. We'll show you how to use an easy loop hub, which we have here.The first thing we are going to need to do is, get the grease cap off the end.

It can have either a rubber plug in it like this one does, or it can be a solid metal cap.These are pressed fit in there, basically by tapping on them on the back side. To remove them, a deadbolt hammer is typically what we're going to use. We're just going to start tapping as we go around. You'll see a little separation start right here, and slowly it'll work it's way off.Now the next step's going to vary a little bit depending on your axle setup. Do you see this is going to have a keeper that goes around the nut.

And that prevents that from being backed off, or removed. A lot of times you'll have a castle nut, which will have just little tabs that stick off, and there will be a cotter pin that passes through it. Just depending on your application, you need to get the keeper for the nut off. This style we just kind of pry out. A cotter pin you would just remove of course.Once we have that off ...

We'll start to take off the nut here, and the washer that's in behind it. Now yours should look a whole lot more dirty than this. There should be a lot of grease packed in, and through the hub, this one's brand new. We thought it'd be nice to show you the components before the grease was on .. Of our washer that comes off.And then here we're going to have our outer bearing.

Continue to pull that. We're gonig to have our inner bearing here. That sits in the backside of the hub. And we didn't put it in yet, we will show you how to put it in. But a seal would typically be covering the backside here. We'll show you how to use a seal removal tool, or another tool. To get that pried up and out. To get an access to that inner bearing.Now for a drum style like this, that process for disassembly is going to be just the same. One thing to keep in mind if you're using a disc brake setup. You'll have to remove the caliper before the disc is going to come off.Now once we have the spindle exposed, as we said this is going to be really greasy. We want to get all the grease removed, and the first thing we'll do is inspect it. We want to make sure that it looks just like what we have here. Everything's nice and smooth. We don't see any kind of discoloration, or any marring on the metal. Indicating that our bearing's got hot.If you do have any of those symptoms, at this point it's time to replace those bearings. You don't want to repack them. Get new bearings, and put in there. You might have a bearing that's come apart in here. Another surface to ensure is in good condition, is where your seal is going to go. That helps seal all the grease inside of our hub. With a damaged or broken seal, that grease is going to seep out. Either out of the hub, or in this case into our brake assembly.Now if your axle has brakes, we're also going to check the disc. Make sure it doesn't have any issues, or your hub. And this is going to be a hub and drum assembly. The brakes are going to ride on this machine surface. You're going to check that for signs of excessive heat, discoloration, or cracking. And this is our magnet surface. We'll check that surface for the same issues.Now inside the hub regardless if it's a disc brake, it's a drum brake like this. Or just a standard idler style hub. You're going to have an outer race. Would be right here, it's a small tapered piece of metal your bearing sits in, and rotates on. That's basically the outer portion of the bearing.You have the same thing here on the backside. This is called the inner race. Now if those show any signs of wear, overheating, or cracking. Those are also something we'll need to replace, which we'll show you how to do in just a minute.Now, with your brake assembly exposed, if you do have electric brakes like we have here. It's a good idea to check all the components for wear, cracking, maybe missing pieces. Check your pad thickness to make sure those are in good shape. Basically if you have a non working brake assembly and you put everything back together, you're just going to have to take it apart and do it all over again to get back to the brake assembly. This gives you a really good option to be able to change them out.And most applications are going to use a four, or maybe a five bolt flange to hold them in place. And you'll just remove the lock nuts, or sometimes you'll have a hex nut with a lock washer. You want to remove those, and then simply slide your assembly off after you cut the wiring.The friction material itself should also be checked for any kinds of cracking, or overheating. If you have any grease inside the system at all, it's likely it's gotten on those pads. It's a good idea to get those changed. Now as far as the removal of the races go, it's going to be just the same whether we're using an idler style hub like we have here. A drum brake like we have here. You can basically see where the idler is, here in the middle of the hub. It's going to go all the way around there, and we just have this extra material here to provide our braking surface.Now if you're doing a disc brake style job again, it's going to be just the same here with the races living inside of the actual hub portion. You'll just have the discs there for the brakes to make contact. We're going to use this little bit smaller one, it's a little bit easier to manage to show you how to get these out. We've talked about where the races are. The outer here, the inner being closer to the inside, but on the backside of the race there's a little lip. That lip's meant to stick out just a little bit further than the hub, and provide us an area to put our tool on, and help to drive that out.If you look all the way through there on that inner race, you'll see that little lip that sticks out just from the hub slightly, and it gives us enough area to use our tool on. Now generally to remove these you're going to use a punch, similar to this. Some guys will use a screwdriver. Or a piece of pipe. If you have a piece of pipe that's small enough to fit inside of that diameter, you can take that down through and allow it to rest on that lip.Use our punch, and then just need a hammer. And we'll start working that out. We're going to tap all the way around. Kind of equally, and evenly apply the force to get it to come on out of the bottom for us.You can see now as it starts to come out there's going to be a little gap created between the hub and the race. And we can just keep going, bringing it on out. Then you can inspect the inside of the hub surface there. Make sure no damage or anything has occurred, and repeat that same process for the outer race if you plan on removing and replacing that one.Now in the outer flat edge, you can see we're going to have our tapered edge on this side. If we roll our race over to the flat side, typically there's going to be a manufacturers part number on there. That will help you identify which race it is, that you need to go back in your system. If those are rubbed off, worn off, if you can't read them. You can measure the outside, to outside diameter of the race here. It's a good idea to use a micrometer to get it exact.Now here's your basic micrometer. And again, the outside of the race is what we're going to need to measure. You want to go . I set the thickest point there. Looks like this one's going to be about 1.98. That's going to be the measurement you'll want to supply.Now while we've got this out, let's also look at the proper way to measure our bearing. Instead of the outside for the bearing, we need to measure the inside diameter. That's going to be pretty simple. Let's pull that out, find the largest measurement we can. Which here, looks like it's going to be 1.03. With that information, we'll be able to get the correct bearing, and the correct race, so they'll fit together properly and make a full bearing kit for us.Now here's the race, we're going to show you how to get this put back in. Basically just going to press fit inside of our hubs. We need to get it down on there. Kind of like that. And you'll have a couple options. A lot of times you're going to see do it yourself or at homer, just going to use a wooden block. Just place it on there. That's going to get you started, but at that point you'll struggle in getting it to go all the way down into it's seat.Now to take care of that problem, there are several seal drivers that are available. Seal and race drivers that are available out there on the market. It's designed to fit down inside of our race, inside of our hub and get it down there where it needs to go. This is part number ptw83020, has several different sizes, even if you have multiple trailers it's going to do the job.Now the side with the angle on it, is designed to fit down inside of our race. If we use the other side, that's going to be for driving your seal into place. Just want to hold it, and take it on in with your hammer. You'll see, you just want to insure that our race is all the way up against that line on the hub where it's supposed to mate to.Now when it comes time to pack your bearings you're going to have several different ways of doing this. You can just use your hand, is the traditional method. That's going to be the method probably reserved for the very occasional trailer work kind of situation. If you do it once or twice a year, probably get away with it that way.Next you would go to a, kind of a sandwich funnel style almost. If you look inside of there, you can see the bearing. It's located between the two pieces. Just use a grease gun. Start filling that with grease, and that's going to fill our bearing for us. And the third, with this one you're just going to place your bearing down and in. It should be pretty close to center. And then we've got our cone her that's going to go down and secure that.Now I think this style, wastes a little bit more grease than what this style will. This has a dust cap. You can see, you can keep your grease in there, put your dust cap on there and save it for later use. This will be if your going to do it every couple years. And this particular style would be if you're a more regular user.Let's start by showing you how to use a bearing packer. Similar to this. Again, we've just got our grease inaudible 00:11:07 here on the top. And then just slowly start to fill it. Now I like this style quite a bit. I think even regular users might enjoy it, because you can get a really quick visual look at that bearing. You're not going to have to overdo it, or have to much grease.You can kind of see in there now, we're starting to get grease to come out of it. Couple more pumps, we'll be good. You can see we've got grease coming out all the way around. Where all of our bearings are. Got a little bit of excess there. Just take that around the outside of it. And then we should be able to lift it off. And now you can see what we we're talking about. Just a little bit of excess there, that you're just going to wind up wasting.Now we'll take our bearing, we're going to place it right down in our race. And then we'll cap off the back with our seal. Right now our seal's going to fit in just like our race did. It's going to have a little bit of a pressure fit to it. Now very often in this situation, I see people using the four by four method. Kind of here, just placing that on and tapping it. As an option though, if you do have one of these. You can see that's designed to fit right on the top of the seal. And help drive it in.The biggest thing here is, just going to be getting it driven in squarely. You can see, this side's in a little bit further than this side. I'm going to start this side first. Now since we didn't have the opportunity to show you before, we're going to take a look at pulling a seal. Now this is a seal puller, we carry this on our website part number ptw1219. This is meant to hook underneath the seal. And then you kind of pull up on it, and just like our race you'll have to work all the way around that edge. Just bringing it out a little at a time.If you don't have that available. Another option would be a screwdriver. You just kind of get that under the seal, and turn it. And see, that'll allow you to also pop that out. We've taken care of our race. Our inner bearing. Our seal. The last component, before we put our hub back in place is going to be our outer bearing. Now with this bearing, I'll show you the hand packing method.This is definitely . Slightly dirtier method than the bearing packer. When we get grease on our hand we want to look at the larger side of the bearing. This is the smaller side. We have a larger side In between the inside and outside there's a gap. We can see our rollers in there. We want to grab that, and use that gap and shove grease inside of it. Now this is going to take a little bit, you want to work in the same spot until you get the grease pushed all the way through. We can see on the top there we've got a little bit starting to come through.And once we push it in the bottom, and you see it start coming out the of the top in those little drips, it's going to indicate that, that section's fully packed. Just need to work all the way around their outside edge now and do the same thing. Alright, once that's all the way around . The bearing will be ready for use.Now one more thing I like to do. We can see our inner bearing there, and our outer bearing. Well between the two, got a pretty big gap in there. If you'll take a . Pretty good amount of grease. We're just going to go all the way around. See how we can go all the way around the inside and just line that really well. The more grease we have in here, the less chance we have of any moisture getting in there, which can cause corrosion, rust, pitting. Pretty much things we do not like when it comes to bearings, races, and hubs.Put plenty of grease in there. And then this one does have the easy lube spindle, that'll even fill it in more. Now we can get our assembly slid on. I like to keep my thumbs on that outer bearing, just to prevent it from . inaudible 00:15:28 pushed off there. Now we can put on the original hardware that we removed, in taking off our hub the first time. In our case, we had our washer and our nut.Now most commonly you'll see pliers similar to this being used. We basically want to get that tightened down. Once it's fully tightened down you'll feel some resistance in the hub. We back it off just slightly. That'll give us a little bit more freedom of motion there. Something you don't want however . Is any movement in, or out on your hub. You want to be sure that everything is compressed, and you don't have what's called end play. Which would be the play in and out.Once we've got that set, then you'll put on whatever tight keeper yours came with. Get that put back in place. Now with an easy lube style hub, you're going to place your grease gun on the end, and then you can just fill the remainder of that hub up.Now for your typical applications, you're either going to have a solid cap, or a cap that'll have a rubber plug in it. A solid cap's going to be for an axle without the grease inaudible 00:16:51 here on the end. Goes on there. Just knock it on with your rubber mallet. Same with the one with the plug. Just gives you a removable area there, be able to cap that off.We'll show you how to put that on. Now as alternatives as well, a lot of times on boat trailers and marine kind of situations. You'll see a bearing buddy. This is going to apply a little bit of pressure on the grease, you'll fill it up. This kind of comes out just a little bit. That applies constant pressure on the grease to make sure we don't have any air, or anything like that. Then there is also an oil bath hub available. Now this is going to be for use with seals that are going to be designed specifically for oil bath use. You'll have to change that seal.We're using a double lip seal. There are also single lip seals available. Of course a double lip seal is going to give you just a little additional security. Keep that in mind when you order. But let's get this knocked on there now so you can see how that works. We just want to take the cap, we're going to center it. This is going to be very similar to what we did with the seal. And then just gently start tapping it around the outside. And it'll seep down on there for you.It's really going to be the same thing that you'll do with any of the end caps. Now with this side done, it's a good idea to take care of all the other hubs. Get them all on the same maintenance schedule. And as long as you'll periodically check the grease, take your trailer out for a trip occasionally. Just to keep everything lubricated. It should extend the life of these parts, and give us years of good service.


Customer Reviews

Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles - XLPROLUBE1980KIT

Average Customer Rating:  4.2 out of 5 stars   (44 Customer Reviews)


- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Leaked on brand new hubs - stick with g rease. 560238



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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I wasn’t converting to prolube. I had just bought a boat trailer with the prolube system. One axle was leaking and I only needed a cap and O-ring. The kit was a way to fix the leak and have some spare parts. The trailer is 10 years old. The prolube system appears to have been original equipment. I could tell the O-rings were replaced once before. If you are thinking of converting to this system, just keep an eye on them O-rings. Ten years and just two sets of O-rings... not bad. Easy to swap out. 483149



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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seals look like a very good seal will put them in tomorrow 356802



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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I installed the oil bath system per the instructions, it was easy to install, the tips I would give anyone is to take your time when installing the rear seal. Its very tight, so take your time and use a solid round object and make sure it goes on perfectly straight. It was all straight forward as far as installation, what I found different was after installation. I noticed that instead of the seal rotating over the axel, the seal stays affixed to the axel, and the outer race, between hub and seal is what moves. I've never seen this before. So I called etrailer and spoke to customer service. They checked and said because this is an oil bath system its normal for the seal to stay stationary and the movement is between hub and seal. I spent a lot of time cleaning the axel were the seal normally rides. However it seams you don't have to. I hope they are right. I'm going to follow-up after I haul some heavy loads and let you know how it goes. Thanks 383965


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After a year I am very happy with the Kodiak XL pro lube kit. I’ve made three 1200 miles trips and other shorter trips with no problems at all. The one issue I had, that turned out to be a self inflicted installation problem my fault was that I didn’t bend the cotter pin back far enough. The outer cover is a high quality aluminum, when the wheel turns the outer cover turns and the cotter pin stays stationary. What happened was the cotter pin rubbed on the inside of the aluminum outer cover. So when I checked the oil after hauling a heavy load I saw what I thought was metal flakes in the oil. I thought the bearings where shedding chrome flakes. But after calling Kodiak tech support and talking to their support team, they said check the oil with a magnet, if the flakes are magnetic it could be the bearing, but if it’s not it’s probably the cotter pin rubbing the inside of the outer cover. And that’s what it was. All I did was jack the opposite side of the trailer and drained and flushed the oil out the service cap, made sure the cotter pin what pushed all the way in, and reserviced with oil. It has been flawless ever since. I highly recommend this conversion to a wet bearing.

Glenn J - 05/23/2018

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- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Materials used look to be of good quality, though I have seen others talk about cap quality. My largest issue is that the instructions are photocopied in black and white, losing the real ability to decipher the pictures. If you have chanced bearings or pulled hubs before, than you won't need the pictures - it's pretty straight forward. Outside of this - you will need 'red sealant' for the outer aluminum body which does not come in the kit. I've had both grease and oil hubs and by far the oil hub is not only better for the bearings and trailer, but drastically cuts down the amount of time maintaining the hubs. Largest hub saver is moving the trailer monthly to keep from Brinnelling the bearings, but this product will add a large piece of mind on those longer hauls. 456777



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Great customer service from etrailer and especially from the CSR rep. Donna P. thank you. 616967



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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The plastic caps all broke within a couple of months and the seals also started leaking removed them and I don’t think the hubs hold enough oil to properly cool and keep well lubricated. I went back to grease bearings. 565754



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Great product you can see lube level at a glance you do not have to pack the wheel bearing every year or carry a grease gun with you all the time easy to install, last set lasted 7 years before the seal started to leak. 540128



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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They don't fit all the oil came out and locked up th bearings.i guess I got the wrong size seal. 497025


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Never could use them.wont fit

Tracy - 04/16/2019

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- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Easy product to install 494607



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Great product even though it didn't fit my trailer, my fault. 475995



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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Good quality, at a fair price. The blue lube and blue tinted outer caps make it a little difficult to see the level of oil inside. I would recommend this product. its a great idea. 473737


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Still works fine after a year

Pete D - 02/09/2019

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- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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My boat trailer has been on oil bath for ten years. I will never have a greased trailer bearing again. This product easily converts existing hubs to oil bath. Installed easily and looking forward to smooth operation. 396430



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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So far after a few trips this seems to be an excellent product. I learned to love this type of system on a tractor trailer setup I drove. Very maintenance free. Just check the level and change the fluid once a year or so. Also makes you look at your hubs a little more often, like a person probably should, to check the fluid level. 313286



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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GREAT PRODUCT, EASY INSTALLATION, SUPER PRICE. 300881



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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The oil bath hubs have worked very well and I would recommend them for any conversion. I believe the oil bath system is superior to the grease pack, but that is only my opinion. If you are considering a conversion, this is a good product to use. 275597



- XLPROLUBE1980KIT
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So far so good. Just installed and looks good. 255659



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


Fit was good. But was only really lookin for replacement screw cap 567094



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


We are completely satisfied with the items we have purchased from you. Your shipping is fast and it has been a pleasure doing business with you. 451239


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I ordered these for my son’s boat trailer. They are doing just fine.

Sharon - 11/11/2018

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- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


The outside portion of the Oil Bath Hub Body that inserts into the wheel hub, was a bit oversized. Needed a flap disk grinder with a wheel that was not very coarse to take off about 0.010 to get the proper fit. Also, put a thin coating of sealant around this ground area. Sealant helps to visually verify that the Oil Bath Hub Body is fully seated into the wheel hub. 553305



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


We used to love your product. I'm not sure what has happened to quality control or your manufacturing processes, but these caps are terrible. I have had 4 break in the last year. Plastic cap cracks and falls off. 427819



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


Perfect fit for my Coastline Boat trailer. I like the ability to "see" inside. Appear to be water tight. Great product. 647462



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


I purchased 4 of these to do all my bearing on the trailer when they went bad. I have had to us three of them on the same wheel, as it kepts leaking after a couple of months. It is always around the rubber seal in the front of the hub. None of my original hubs have gone bad in that time frame. I need to find a different brand before I get stranded somewhere I can't fix it. 633960


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According to Kodiak, Its more likely that the silver oil bath body is faulty than 3 different caps.

-- Mike L - 04/23/2019

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- xlprolube1980
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Very helpful! 605956



- xlprolube1980
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A great upgrade to any trailer. you don't have to worry if your trailer bearing are being lubed just a quick glance and you know if the gear oil is half way up the blue sight glass all is well. 605954



- xlprolube1980
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I like these bearing caps they keep lube oil in contact with the bearings and you can easily see if there is water intrusion. 602286



- XLPROLUBE2440KIT
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Haven’t installed yet but kit is excellent quality 590601



- XLPROLUBE2440KIT
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Exactly what i ordered shipped promply and shipping price ws minimal. Web site easy to use. Shop at etrailer anytime i can. Free shipping on most of my larger purchases which I love. Highly recommend etrailer. 571179



- xlprolube1980
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The part was correct and fit like a glo ve. 568932



- xlprolube1980
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Good product. Shipping could have been a little quicker. 523905



- xlprolube1980
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Very satisfied with product and how quick I got it 476388



- xlprolube1980
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Thanks for excellent product and fast s ervice 472458



- XLPROLUBE2440KIT
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I’ll give it two stars and the benefit of the doubt since I can’t guarantee that the assembly was perfect on my end. It’s a great concept, however the pressure required to install the two part seals in the hubs almost guarantee some form of damage to the plastic portion of the seal back. My recommendation for anyone trying this product would be to use a press with a flat surface to push the seal in evenly as attempting to use a board or even an automotive seal tool is pointless. Again, I liked the concept but out of the four I initially installed and two subsequent seals, I have yet to have one last more than a trip locally without beginning to seep. 468510



- xlprolube1980
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working well 458284



- xlprolube1980
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Excellent option for replacement hub seal. Fit perfectly on my 2004 Mastercraft trailer. The option from another company was $80 each! 429690



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


It fit nicely ,took care of my leak with a reasonable price 396665



- xlprolube1980
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


My boat trailer has been on oil bath for ten years. I will never have a greased trailer bearing again. This product easily converts existing hubs to oil bath. Installed easily and looking forward to smooth operation. 398091



- XLPROLUBE2440
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Review from a similar Kodiak XL ProLube in Trailer Bearings Races Seals Caps


There parts arrived on time and fit my boat trailer perfectly. 370760



- xlprolube1980
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The product was received and correct. Shipping was slower than expected. 365467



- XLPROLUBE2440KIT
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Product delivered on time and included everything I ordered. Great service! 295131



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This is a replacement for the same hub body and cap whose polycarbonate cap had broken--cracked and leaking. Other than that, these oil-bath hubs have proven fine over the years. A clear, rather than a blue tint on the caps would make viewing the oil level a bit easier.--jg 248554



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  • Is an Oil Bath System Compatible with EZ Lube Spindle # R20384EZ
  • Yes, you should have no problems using an Oil Bath System, like part # XLPROLUBE1980KIT, with a number 84 EZ Lube Spindle, like part # R20384EZ. A few things to keep in mind when installing an oil bath system. You will want to make sure that everything is sealed up properly because oil is a liquid and if you have a major leak you will lose your lubrication. When you install the body and cap you will need to make sure that it is installed all the way in your hub and is not crooked. If...
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  • How to Determine the Correct Oil Bath Cap
  • To figure out the correct oil bath cap, you will need to know your axle's capacity or size of your hub bore. For a 3,500 lb hub or 1.98" hub bore you would use Kodiak XL ProLube Oil Bath Hub Body and Cap # XLPROLUBE1980, or for the kit you would use # XLPROLUBE1980KIT. If your axle had a capacity of 5,200 lbs or 6,000 lbs, or 2.44" hub bore you would want Kodiak XL ProLube Oil Bath Hub Body and Cap # XLPROLUBE2440 or if you wanted the kit you would use # XLPROLUBE2440KIT. I've added...
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  • Replacement 250-031468 Seals Needed for Reliable Oil Bath
  • From my research it looks like the correct replacement seal for your Reliable oil bath kit is the Replacement Seal # XLPROLUBE1980SEAL which is used for 3,500 lb axles. This seal has a 1.72" inner diameter and a 2.56" outside diameter. You can use these specs to ensure that it fits your application. I am unsure about the screw you mentioned because none of our kits have that screw, they just use rubber plugs similar to what you would see on an EZ Lube grease cap. If you are needing to...
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  • Difference Between Grease Seal GS-2125DL and Seal 22558
  • The two seals you mentioned have different inner diameters. The part # GS-2125DL has an inner diameter of 2.125 inches and the part number 22558 has same dimensions as # RG06-070 which has inner diameter of 2.25inch. Both have same outer diameter of 3.371 inch.
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  • Recommended Spare Parts To Replace UFP Hubs With Rotors And Calipers
  • We don't have the UFP Brand, but I can give you some compatible parts. For your trailer hubs with rotor, I recommend the Kodiak 10" Hub-and-Rotor Assembly - 5 on 4-1/2 - Dacromet - 3,500 lbs # KHR10D. You will need grease seal # RG06-050 along with bearing # L68149 and # L44649. For your brakes, I recommend the Kodiak Ceramic Brake Pads w/Stainless Steel Backing Plate - 3,500 lbs to 6,000 lbs # K225CPSS along with the Kodiak Disc Brake Caliper - Stainless Steel - 3,500 lbs to 6,000...
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  • What Kind of Oil Should be Used for Oil Bath Hubs
  • If you are wondering how to lubricate the Bulldog Square Jack # BD182701, that you referenced, then you will simply need to fill it with grease via the grease fittings. If you are referring to an oil bath on your hubs, like the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit # XLPROLUBE1980KIT, then we do have bearing lube listed as part # XLPROLUBE which is an 8 Ounce bottle of synthetic 90 weight oil. I have attached a photo of the back of the bottle which reads "Fill to manufacturer's specifications". I...
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  • Replacement Oil Seals For A 2007 EZ Loader Single 3,700 Lb. Axle Trailer
  • Thank you for the VIN. You are correct in that a failing oil seal will cause oil to escape from the bearings therefore, you will need to replace your seals. I called EZ Loader and they informed me that you have a 3,700 lb. axle. In order to replace the oil bath seals, I recommend using Kodiak XL ProLube Kit part # XLPROLUBE1980KIT. Depending on the amount of water that leaked through the seals, you may also want to replace the bearings and races depending on the amount of rust present...
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  • Where to Measure Spindle to Find the Correct Seal
  • You are correct that for the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit # XLPROLUBE1980KIT the 1.72" is the diameter of where the oil seal rides and would not work for a 1.68" diameter. Oil is often used on higher capacity axles and we do not offer an oil seal that measures 1.68". We do have grease seals with an inner diameter of 1.68", part # 168233; if yours is a grease hub and you are using oil that may be why it is leaking but if the hubs are also full of water that can also cause leaking. I recommend...
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  • Installation of Kodiak XL ProLube Kit
  • You can install the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles # XLPROLUBE1980KIT if you have a 1.72" spindle, the kit does include a pair of oil bath caps for 1.98" hub bores. To install the kit you are going to need to remove your current hubs, bearings, seals and caps and use degreaser, making absolutely sure there is no grease remaining. When you are putting the caps on that come with this kit you are correct that you install it the same way as a Bearing Buddy. In the directions...
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  • Titan Disc Brake Kit # T4843200 for EZ Loader Boat Trailer
  • The Titan Disc Brake Kit, part # T4843200 will be compatible with your trailer as long as your existing hubs use # L68149 inner and # L44649 outer bearings and a 10-19 grease seal. You will also want to confirm that the bolt pattern of your existing wheels is compatible with the 5 lug on 4-1/2 inch bolt circle discs included with the kit. The surge or hydraulic coupler included with the kit does include an electric lock out that will connect to the reverse light circuit of the tow vehicle....
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  • Grease to Oil Bath Trailer Hub Conversion Kit for 3500 Pound Axles
  • The kit in question is # XLPROLUBE1980KIT. It fits 1.98 inch hubs (the opening where the grease cap fits in the hub) and 3500 pound axles. The seal which will replace the regular grease seal fits 1.72 inch spindles (diameter where the seal rides on the spindle) but will not fit 1.68 inch spindles.
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  • Can Regular Grease Trailer Hubs be Converted to Oil Bath Hubs
  • The choice of oil bath or regular hubs is up to the manufacturer. They are usually found on higher capacity axles, though as you know there are some on lower capacity axles. You can convert some hubs from grease to oil bath using a kit such as # XLPROLUBE1980KIT but for others it would not be possible without changing the hubs. This is because oil bath hubs use an oil cap that threads onto the end of the hub. Most regular hubs are not threaded so you would not be able to screw on an...
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  • How Does Oil Fill into Hub that Uses Kodiak XL ProLube Kit
  • The black center plug that you see on the plastic cap of the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles # XLPROLUBE1980KIT that you referenced is the fill hole.
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  • Converting Grease Hubs To Oil Bath On Skeeter Dual Axle Boat Trailer
  • The best way to find the correct bearings and hubs for your Skeeter boat trailer is to remove the hub from one of the wheels and check out the numbers on the bearings you have. I have attached a photo that shows where you can usually find the numbers on the hub components. If you are unable to find the numbers you can use a digital caliper like part # PTW80157, and measure the spindle in the locations noted on the attached photo. Some hubs can be converted to an oil bath but they must...
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  • Which Oil Bath Cap Do I Need on a 2003 EZ Loader Trailer
  • In order to determine the correct oil bath cap you'll need to measure your hub bore or find the weight capacity of your axle. If you have a 3500 lbs. axle or a 1.98 inch hub bore you will want part # XLPROLUBE1980 or # XLPROLUBE1980KIT for a kit that includes caps, seals, and oil. For 5200 or 6000 lbs. axles that have a hub bore of 2.440 inches you will need # XLPROLUBE2440 or # XLPROLUBE2440KIT for the kit.
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  • Can 3,500 lb Grease Hubs be Converted to Oil Bath
  • What you have is a 3,500 lb hub that needs to be replaced with something like the # 84546UC3. This hub will fit your current trailer based on the bearing numbers you listed. You can use the # XLPROLUBE1980KIT with this hub to convert the setup to an oil bath type hub if you like though. This kit comes with seals and cap adapters so that oil can be used instead of grease.
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  • Would ProLube Kit for Boat Trailer # XLPROLUBE1980KIT work W Kodiak Disc Brake Assembly # K1HR35D
  • The Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles # XLPROLUBE1980KIT that you referenced would work to convert the hubs of your Kodiak Disc Brake Assembly # K1HR35D to oil bath hubs. Oil bath setups are usually found on higher capacity axles, but they would work very well for you. Personally I like grease better as it suits most trailering needs better. If you blow a grease seal or lose a cap you'll still make it home most likely as the grease will stay in the hub. On a oil bath if you get...
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  • Replacing Grease Trailer Hubs with Oil Bath Hubs
  • You can convert some hubs from grease to oil bath using a kit such as # XLPROLUBE1980KIT but for others it would not be possible without changing the hubs. This is because oil bath hubs use an oil cap that threads onto the end of the hub. Most regular hubs are not threaded so you would not be able to screw on an oil cap. If you can tell me the inner and outer bearing numbers on your existing hubs I can determine if there is a way to replace them with an oil bath system.
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  • Parts Included in Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles XLPROLUBE1980KIT
  • The Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles # XLPROLUBE1980KIT does include the bottle of bearing lubricant, two inner oil seals for a 1.72-inch spindle and two oil bath caps that fit a 1.98-inch hub bore. The actual hubs themselves that you wheels mount to are not included.
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  • Can Grease Hubs on Shorelandr Trailer Be Converted to Oil Bath Hubs
  • Whether or not your existing hubs can be converted to oil bath units depends on the type of hubs you have on your Shorelandr Trailer. For many standard, grease trailer hubs, it is not possible to make this conversion because oil bath hubs use an oil cap that threads onto the end of the hub. Most regular hubs are not threaded so you would not be able to screw on the cap. In this case, you would simply need to replace the hub assembly with specific, oil bath hubs. If you are able to convert...
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  • Can Grease Hubs be Converted to Oil Bath Hubs
  • Depending on the type of grease hub you have, you may be able to convert it to oil by using the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit # XLPROLUBE1980KIT. Based on the inner and outer bearing numbers that you provided, you most likely have a 3,500 pound axle, although I still recommend verifying this. This ProLube Kit will work with the 3,500 pound axle if the spindle features a 1.72 inch diameter where the grease seal sits and the existing grease hubs have a 1.98 inch grease cap flange diameter. I have...
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  • Recommended Brake Kit to Change From Drum to Disc Brakes on a EZ-Loader 3,500 Pound Tandem Trailer
  • I will still need to know: -Bolt pattern of existing hubs (so they match your existing wheels). -Wheel diameter (last number mentioned in your tire size). -Bearing/Seal numbers. See the diagram I included. Would need measurements only if the numbers are not available and using a digital caliper is a must. -Type of brake mounting flange. If you don't have a brake mounting flange, the most popular is the square, four bolt pattern. The Titan # T4843200 kit will work with tandem 3500...
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  • How to Determine Correct Replacement Hub for Boat Trailer
  • Based on my research a hub with a part number 46845 is a hub with a 5 on 4-1/2" bolt pattern and uses inner bearing # L68149 and outer bearing # L44649. For this you would be able to use the Trailer Idler Hub Assembly for 3,500-lb Axles - 5 on 4-1/2 - Galvanized # AKIHUB-545-35-G-K; we do not have any assemblies that come with an oil bath but you can convert this hub to an oil bath with the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles # XLPROLUBE1980KIT. It is very important you verify this...
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  • Water Contamination in the Kodiak XL ProLube Kit for 3500-lb Axles
  • If you are wanting to change your oil bath Kodiak ProLube Kit, # XLPROLUBE1980KIT, due to water contamination, then the Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors, like # BB2441SS, would be a great option for your trailer axles. The Bearing Buddy Protectors will allow you to keep your bearings well greased and at the same time protect against water contamination. You will need to know which size hub bore you have on your hubs and you will need to replace the seals. If you have your inner and...
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