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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted January 16, 2005 12:39 PM  
Other than the drive flange, what is the difference(s) between a front and rear 5 wide hub? I haven't seen one up close.

What does a late model gain from running a 5 wide verses a typical mod floater?

Any chance that the 5 wide hub will fit on the snout of an afco 9" floater housing?


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posted January 17, 2005 01:01 PM  
The newest Wilwood wide 5 front hubs don't have bolt holes, the dust cap is a push in plastic deal instead of a bolt on. The old ones are the same front to back.

I've had both a 9" floater and a wide 5 axle apart, and although I never compared them, I do remember them being similar as far as dimensions go. Might check with AFCO to be sure.

[This message has been edited by NJantz (edited January 17, 2005).]

Ego Racing
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posted January 18, 2005 08:36 AM  
The snouts of the GN type rear are different than the snouts the wide 5 hub uses so they will not interchange. The advantages are the wide 5 hubs weigh about the same as the typical GN type hub but you do away with the weight of the center of the wheel. A 15X10 steel 5 lud wheel weighs about 20lbs where a wide 5 is about 13lbs. so that is 28lbs of rotating weight. Also if you can go to the Magnesium hubs you get Hubs with studs that weigh 6 lbs. Also on a dirt late model the wide 5 typically used aluminum axel tubes not the steel in a 9 inch so the weight of a quickchange with magnesium center and hubs with aluminum tubes is about 1/2 what a 9 inch weighs.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted January 23, 2005 10:36 AM  
Very informative. Thanks for the replies.

Dirt Roller

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posted August 14, 2005 11:13 AM  
I have a 9" Ford with Wide 5's. You have to buy the snouts, and of course the brake brackets, and it all will work. Good luck! I love mine!

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