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T-Roy

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Hi guys
we have a UEV 490, which we love. We had an incident involving loosing a wheel because the wheel studs seared off, we are now replacing both Alco hubs for Vehicle Component.
My quick question is what length stub axel should I go with? What's the av length most people have on their 490?
My original was 468mm
My tow vehicle is a F250 but prob will be a Toyota next year.
My options are
468mm same as new
483mm
498mm
528mm
563mm

Happy to explain a detailed explanation regarding the incident.

Cheers
T.Roy

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T.Roy

I would try and match the trailers axle width with that of the tow vehicle.

As you may "upgrade" to a Landcruiser (LOL), I would replace with stubs that will match the width of the Landcruiser. Which ones you actuall use will depend on the LC you intend to purchase.

I have a 100 series and have the standard hubs fitted. The difference centre to centre is 50mm - I didn't worry about changing the hubs as that amount of difference is absorbed in the movement through sand and the width of the tyres. Anymore and I would have changed them out - but it was extra cost.

My advise - stick it's the original size.

Hope that helps.

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Anthony

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T-Roy

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Thanks Anthony,

thought so, just wanted to double check with someone else as Conqueror Australia doesn't seem to have a parts interrupter at the moment. 

The van handled loosing a wheel at 100kph very nicely, thought that scenario would have played out a lot worst. Although I'm still bemused why it did happen at all.

thanks again

T.Roy


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Sorry to hear about the damage T.Roy at least I've got you on to the part you need.

I love the Freudian slip in your post above - Perhaps I am conquerors part "interrupter".

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Anthony

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T-Roy

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If you are the parts man, any chance you can pop into the office, answer my email and process the order [smile]

much appreciated

kind regards

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Hi T Roy

My 440 did the same thing , wheel studs broke off at 100 kph so had new axles made up with landcruiser studs and nuts .
I kept the same length axle and used 0 offset landcruiser rims matching car , my Car is a 78 series Troop carrier v8 .Trailer wheel to wheel is the same as fromt axle width of landcruiser .

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Hi there 

Poor maintenance on my behalf has caused the wheel bearing on our 490 to damage the axel on a recent trip to Warwick. 

Does anyone know if the axel is a spare part? I have been trying to get onto Conqueror Australia (phone & email) for the last 4 days with no luck. 

I am about to press the button on getting a new axel made using the good axel on the other side as a template but I wanted to check with the forum before pressing the go button. 

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Mark
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Press the go button - it will be quicker.

Get two made so they match and keep the "good" old one as a spare.

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Anthony

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Hi there 

Poor maintenance on my behalf has caused the wheel bearing on our 490 to damage the axel on a recent trip to Warwick. 

Does anyone know if the axel is a spare part? I have been trying to get onto Conqueror Australia (phone & email) for the last 4 days with no luck. 

I am about to press the button on getting a new axel made using the good axel on the other side as a template but I wanted to check with the forum before pressing the go button. 

Cheers,
Mark

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T-Roy

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Gday Taylor, mate I went thru Grant at VC Components. Really good service and I ordered two brand new stub axels, that were very well priced considering. I have a stub axel tech sheet diagram from which I ordered from if your keen to see I’ll see if I can post it on here. I ordered two brand new ones and kept my original good one as a spare.
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Hi T-Roy, 

The tech sheet would be awesome if you could post. 

I will give grant a call today also. 

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Also T-Roy

VC Components? do you mean Vehicle Components (Geebung QLD). 

Thanks

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Hi Guys

Looking for some advice.  I've recently updated to a Ford Everest and after being stranded with 2 ruined tyres last year want to make the wheels/tyres on our 440 and the car interchangeable.
The 16'' tyres on the van fit the Everest  (about 1mm clearance around the brakes [eek]) and I want to put 17's on the van with a larger profile tyre than the car's 18's to make them interchangeable. 

Problem is, the car wheels won't fit the 440.  Turns out the van wheels are 10m offset and the car 55mm.  That means I need to lengthen the stub axles including the spare by 45mm to match the car wheels.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to do that?  I note that the stubs are bolted at both ends and it could be a matter of either just getting a 45mm spacer made up and installing with longer through bolts on the inboard end of the stub, or putting in longer stubs.  Does anyone have any idea of where I could get either of these or if this is a crazy solution?  The spare would have to have a spacer, but I don't see that as a major problem.

Advice appreciated.  I'm on the Gold Coast.
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Actually its not the stubs that need lengthening, it's the short (about 150mm) long section between the suspension arm and the brake backing plate where the stub bolts on.  Sorry about any confusion.
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Anybody???
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