Converting to Trailer Hubs with Different 8 on 6-1/2 Inch Bolt Pattern

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I have 2.24inch seal #442108, inner bearing 1.75inch bearing #25580, outer bearing 1.25inch bearing #LM67048. I would like 8x6.5, 4 to fit 12x2 brakes and 4 idlers. I plan on buying all new bearings and races so can I use the hubs with the 14125a bearing instead of the LM 67048.

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Switching to a hub and drum assembly like the Dexter # 42866UC3 that has a 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern will fit just fine on your existing trailer. The inner bearing # 25580 is the same for both this assembly and what you currently have, and the # 14125A outer bearing has the same inner diameter as the # LM67048, so it will still be compatible with your spindle. You can make this conversion without issue.

For idler hubs I recommend the Dexter # 8-231-9UC1-EZ.

These particular hubs actually include the bearings, races, seal, grease cap, wheel bolts, and lug nuts. I have attached a couple of short video reviews for these hubs along with a link that will take you to our available selection of trailer hubs with a 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern that are compatible with your trailer spindle.

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