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Old 12-14-2007, 01:12 PM
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Anyone have one of these fancy SSTs?

I figure since I only got 2 years out of my front axle oil seals, which is like 10-15K miles (maybe), I should consider making sure I'm all centered up.
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Old 12-14-2007, 01:14 PM
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SST # 25.5

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I do think as a club we ought to buy one for member use...
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UB - that's not an official enough number
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Shouldn't that be a metric model.
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Shouldn't that be a metric model.
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Id just go with marlins Seals, (once they are back on stock)

http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=32224.0
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Old 12-14-2007, 02:26 PM
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yep doing Marlin's seals
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Marlin's seals may do you the service of holding the axle firmly enough, that you can tell if your knuckle is too high or low as well. After assembly, unfortunately... but you can put it together through the spindle install, check the axle center on spindle, and then tear it down and pack everything. Not TOO bad to do...

[Edit, as I thought about this, it would be hard to do with birfs. I was thinking of my rear axle which uses front axle parts. You COULD just install the axle shafts, no birfs, then place the knuckle, no spindle, and measure to make sure the axle was centered... that would work rather well I think. IF you have a good vernier caliper to measure with.]

Do you have grooves on your axle shafts?
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Matt how much during that two years was your axle even spinning? If your seals are shot, then I agree your shims must be way off.. and Marlin's seals would only delay the inevitable.
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