Should I replace my EZ-Lube Hubcaps with Bearing Buddies?
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Thread: Should I replace my EZ-Lube Hubcaps with Bearing Buddies?

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    Question Should I replace my EZ-Lube Hubcaps with Bearing Buddies?

    New axle has EZ-Lube Spindles that you can shoot grease through and out near the rear seal, flowing through to the outside bearings and hubcap.

    I'm leaning towards taking off those hubcaps, removing the zerk fittings, installing Bearing Buddies and filling them with grease. ...Tried and True

    If I leave on the EZ-Lube system, I'd want to shoot some new grease into it after every salt trip. I'm just not wild about the potential for blowing out the rear seal when doing that. Also, seems like there's just more opportunity for salt intrusion with the EZ-Lube hubcaps.

    What say ye?

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    No opinions?

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    I have Easy-Lube hubs, had them for 15 years without many issues (can't say there the greatest thing in the world) but as long as you use good double lipped seals they hold up for 5 years or so. Not sure if Bearing Buddies will actually fit. I think years ago I was going to try them but the spindle stuck out to far. Bearing Buddies with inner pressure would seem to be better, but like I said Easy-Lube have done ok.

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    Thanks Travis. I just re-lubed them for the first time today, after launching 4 times in salt and 4 times in fresh. I was happy that I didn't see any water pushed out, only good looking grease. I warmed the hubs up with a 3-mile drive before servicing, then used cam jack (so quick!) and spun the wheels while I pumped grease. I did discover that the shop who installed them didn't fill the hubs with grease. It took nearly half of a full size grease gun load in each hub before grease started oozing out from the outer bearing. I just ordered a set of spare hubcaps and rubber zerk caps in case of mishaps while on the highway. I'll still get them serviced every couple of years, to have fresh rear seals and make sure bearings are still good.

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    The down side to the BB is if you get to much grease in them you will push the inside seal out, even if you catch it quick it make a big mess on the trailer & boat. Don't ask how I know.
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    Ken, I never grease mine. I repack them once a year in the fall after my salt trip.

 

 

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