80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

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80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby Diorama » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:27 pm

Hoping someone will have the knowledge or experienced this before. I am rebuilding my front swivel hub as the inner oil seal has failed. I have ordered a kit from online auto parts to rebuild both sides. The only thing I can see that is potentially a problem is that the kit contains a needle roller and thrust washer to go into the spindle. My cruiser does not have this. It has a brass bush that presses into the spindle. The kit says it fits my cruiser (1990 HDJ81V) but talking to toyota they seem to think that the cruiser never changed to the needle rollers to about 1998. I guess what I need to know is that because its an after market kit and maybe the needle roller will fit anyay that all the kits just contain the needle roller. Any knowledge would be much appreciated.

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby wjw » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:16 pm

Mine a 91 HDJ80 didnt have needle bearings.... just the bronze bushings.
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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby mudlva » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:18 pm

The needle roller set up was supplied at first as aftermarket replacements. Best of my knowledge was it fitted into a new spindle hub assembly that was made to house the bearings.
Unless the rollers come with some kind of housing set up i would guess that i will not fit into a std cruiser.

That said ive been wrong before.....

Let me know of your progress as looking at doing a rebuild on my vx over the xmas period and rollers would definitly be the go if possible

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby Diorama » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:05 pm

I would have thought that if they supply a kit to fit my model cruiser then all the bits supplied should go straight in. If it requires a different (ie after market) spindle then that should be supplied in the kit or at the very least stated that an after market spindle needs to be purchased in order to use the needle roller bearings instead of the original bush. Time will tell I guess.

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby mudlva » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:34 pm

Diorama wrote:I would have thought that if they supply a kit to fit my model cruiser then all the bits supplied should go straight in. If it requires a different (ie after market) spindle then that should be supplied in the kit or at the very least stated that an after market spindle needs to be purchased in order to use the needle roller bearings instead of the original bush. Time will tell I guess.



dunno about the kit side of it but ive never heard of a vx80 that come out std with a roller bearing set up

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby Diorama » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:39 am

According to Toyota around 98 they changed to the roller bearing and thrust washer. They emailed me the parts drawings for both types.

Kit arrived from online auto parts. The kit was the same brand as from BNT. All Koyo bearings. It cost me an extra $10 than from BNT freight included. The upside is that the set I got included the spindel needle rollers and thrust washer that supposedly was a direct replacement for my spindel bushes. And yes they are. They went straight in with no modifications. So I saved $400 by not having to purchase 2 new spindel bushes.

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby mudlva » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:34 pm

Awesome can you post the link with part numbers.
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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby Mehrts » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:40 pm

I'm a bit confused, you mean $400 for these?

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby Diorama » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:06 am

Yep those. Toyota told me they were $200 each. I don't know if that was a mistake or not but I agree dosen't seem right. At least the kit I got came with needle rollers and thrust washer. Went straight in no mods needed so I'm happy. If toyota had quoted me $50 each I probably would have got them and the kit from BNT. The kit I got had the wheel bearings as well and I don't think the one from BNT did.

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby Diorama » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:25 am

https://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/prod ... /ZPN-01925

Link to the kit I got. Have got parts from them before and have always been pleased with service and quality.

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Re: 80 Series front swivel hub rebuild

Postby mudlva » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:22 pm

Cheers dude 8)


Diorama wrote:https://www.onlineautoparts.com.au/products/Swivel-Hub-%2B-Wheel-Bearing-Repair-Kit-Swivel-Hub-Kit-Aftermarket-OEM-Replacement/ZPN-01925

Link to the kit I got. Have got parts from them before and have always been pleased with service and quality.

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