Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Back in the game! - Suspension, Wheel Bearings, Rotors

Big thanks to Nick and Bryan for getting me off my ass and back up and working on my Z. Also, big thanks to Zeead for coming over this weekend to help me out. Couldn't have got this done w/o you.

Your builds inspire me yo.

So in case you don't remember I left off having just finished assembling my rear hubs with new wheel bearings and extended lug studs.

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So next up was the front wheel bearings.

I hammered in the extended studs to the hub.

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And attached the front brake rotors.

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I stuffed the wheel bearings in a bag with the grease to lube them up without getting the bearings dirty or getting myself covered in grease.

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Heavy lubing the races.

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Install inner bearing and seal. More lube.

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Then I installed them to the front hubs.

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Then install the outer wheel bearing and more grease.

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Torque down the castle nut and hammer in the cotter pin. Bang the grease cap on and you're done.

Here is a pic with the spring and strut cartridge installed.

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More to come.
Time for bed!

6 comments:

  1. Hmm seems like you're doing the oposite of my work at the moment. looks good. love the ground control kit :)

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  2. Thanks dude. I hope it comes out good. Good luck on your build man.

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  3. Hi all...

    Wheel bearing are one of the most crucial components of a car's suspension. They are usually located in the hub or even the brake drum or rotor itself. These bearings allow the wheel to rotate freely as the car travels down the road. Thanks a lot.

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