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Hey guys I've run into quite a little problem and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions... the past few times I've ridden I've noticed my left rear tire has been wobbling. Upon further inspection I saw that the hub that fits around the axle was loose, but I can't tighten the bolt enough to get the hub secure.. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can remedy this without having to replace the hub? I'm already looking at a few hundred dollars in maintenance regardless, so I'd really like to avoid having to purchase a new one.

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you can weld it on..but..that comes with a price later on down the road if you need to take it out for any repairs..sooo..if you do weld it..try not to weld it much.
 

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That is a Dura Blue X-33 pin drive axle hate to say it but if you cannot get parts from DuraBlue trash it and start over, never did care for the pin drive axle they had a lot of problems with what you are going through.
 

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That is a Dura Blue X-33 pin drive axle hate to say it but if you cannot get parts from DuraBlue trash it and start over, never did care for the pin drive axle they had a lot of problems with what you are going through.
Is the hub part of the aftermarket axle? I bought the quad with all the aftermarket parts so I'm not exactly sure what is OEM and what isn't.
 

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No, those hubs aren't OEM.
 

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I don't know much about that brand of axle and whether you can get parts for it, but an OEM hub won't work on that axle.
 

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nope..oem won't work on that axle..you will need to either buy a oem axle and hub..or another after market axle and hub like you have now. this is why i stick with stock parts.
 

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I think you can still get parts from DuraBlue you will have to contact them and see if you can buy the hubs, be sitting down when you get the price think they are a couple hundred bucks.
 

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Dura Blue's description of the X-33 axle on their website claims that the pin drive hub system is supposed to prevent the hubs from loosening on the axle. Then there's a separate link to some assembly notes that state if the hubs do loosen up it'll distort the bore size of the hub, which isn't covered by warranty and the only thing you can do is buy replacement hubs. It's great to know Dura Blue stands behind the claims of their products.

Hopefully I can find someone who had this happen and ended up purchasing replacement hubs and has an extra one lying around, otherwise it's gonna be another 200 bones for replacements. . .

I need to hurry up and graduate so I can have an income to afford this stuff.
 

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It definitly gets expensive have around $18,000 in mine and always seems to be something you need or want to do to it. When does it STOP!!
 

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i welded mine. but if you do that, make sure the hub is on there strait first, dont want it crooked. and like mentioned, if you do weld it, weld it so you can grind the weld off later if you need to get it off.

i dont have the same kind of axle or atv, but thats how i fixed my loose hub.
 

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I think its a hollow steel tube axle and aluminum hubs. the hubs have a cinch bolt that clamps the hub to the axle.
 
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