Extreme Duty Kit 35 Spline Outers
For 94-99 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 single wheel trucks only.
Dually owners will need to order a dually adapter kit from Aerocraft to use this kit.
After talking to many newer Truck Owners, the Dodge owners are looking for better mileage and less wear on the front axle joints. Both the Ford and Dodge owners are looking for cheaper maintenance cost on the wheel/hub bearings.
With this kit, if you are pulling a heavy trailer, you can now use your truck in low range without the bind of four wheel drive on hard pack surfaces. This is real handy and keeps your clutch or auto transmission happy.
EMS then started looking at the existing options on the market, and decided that there must be a more affordable solution out there. The other kits we found were/are listed for $1800! After talking to a few differenmanufacturerses we were able to put a couple different kits together for a great deal less.
The initial cost is hardly more expensive then replacing a pair of hub bearings. The real payback on the investment is when it is time to maintain the front wheel bearings, axle joint, drive shaft joints, and increase in fuel mileage. When it comes time to inspect, repair, or replace the front wheel bearings, the cost is now dropped to around $40-60 per side, not the $300-500 per side.
The design we based our kit off of is the oldest standard of wheel bearings, two opposing tapered roller bearings on a common spindle (commonly referred to as “Full Floating.”) The sizes of the parts used are that of a truck with the same GVRW as your truck now is. This same style of setup has been used by Dodge, GM, and Ford in there heavy ¾ ton to 1 ¼ ton trucks in both single rear wheel and Dual rear wheel, and has been around and used for over 40 years. The only reason they did away with the setup is that it takes longer at the factory to install a “Full Floating” setup then to install a hub assembly.
We also investigated the reason why the Hub assemblies fail. We noticed the bearing cage is made out of plastic. Also note the distance the bearings are apart from each other. The one bearing fell apart once we removed it from the housing!
The Extreme Duty kit uses upgraded Chromoly 4340 35 spline Axles and WARN Premium Lock outs. The Extreme Duty Kit was designed for heavy plow trucks, pulling trucks and heavy offroading.
For the hard core sled pullers, this kit is also available with DRIVE HUBS in place of the locking hubs, for the ultimate in strength.
The benefits of the EMS Extreme Duty 35 spline hub conversion are:
- Stronger Axle Shaft 4340
- Better Fuel Mileage
- Easier Steering input(in 2wd)
- Service-able Timken Bearings
- Eliminates front Drive shaft Vibrations, in 2wd
- If you do break a stub axle, the bearing will not fall apart.
- Less wear on the front end (u-joints, gears, drive shaft, t-case)
- Driving with a Locked front end, in 2wd, will not fight the steering
All EMS kits include; New wheel hubs, Timken National Bearings, National CR Wheel Seals, New Wheel Studs, EMS Offroad Lockout Hubs, New Spindle nuts, and all Hardware required for install.
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