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Replacement Hub and Easy Lubrication Kit for 2,000 lb Axle

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I need some 5 lug oil bath hubs for a trailer the spindle is a straight .975 where the bearing rides and 1.235 at seal surface the hub that was on it was 4 inches long

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Unfortunately there are no oil bath hubs available for your specific application. The only ones that are made fit larger hubs.

If you would like a solution that is easier than standard grease application (packing your bearings) then I recommend going with some Bearing Buddy Bearing Protectors. These are perfect for solutions where EZ Lube spindles aren't in place as they provide a grease zerk fitting as well as a way to see when you have pumped enough grease into your hub space (see attached review video). If you do have EZ Lube spindles and you want to use the Bearing Buddy then you simply need to remove the grease zerk on your spindle first.

When replacing hubs you need to make sure that the replacements have the same bearing and grease seal measurements as your current hubs. From the measurements you gave it sounds like you have inner and outer bearings # L44643 (inner diameter of 1") and a grease seal that would have a diameter of 1.249". Since these measurements need to be exact you would either need to confirm the bearing part numbers or use a digital caliper like part # 301-17068 and measure to the 3rd decimal place (1.234 for example).

If what I said above about your bearings and seal is true then you would need the idler hub # AKIHUB-545-2-1K or the hub and drum # AKHD-545-2-EZ-1K which is compatible with 7" brake assemblies. The correct Bearing Buddy kit for this application is the 1980 which comes in Stainless Steel # BB1980A-SS or # BB1980T-SS (threaded) as well as Chrome # BB1980A. These are commonly found on 2,000 lb axles.

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