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Old 07-26-2009, 11:19 AM   #1
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I know that the front wheel hub is supposedly non-rebuildable, but has anybody here ever rebuilt one?
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I've taken apart and re-packed a brand new one. But no, never attempted to fix a broken one by rebuilding it. Just replace the entire hub.
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Front Hub Repacking

You can also get yours rebuilt and blueprinted, because Spec Miata guys find this to be pretty much the only weak point on these cars.
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that's a great link. nice job newb. unfortunately I am missing one of the most important tools listed. the garage :(
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Jim Drago on the spec miata forum sells rebuilt hubs for a reasonable price, and the ones I got from him came with Redline grease in them. It's cheaper than buying OEM hubs from Mazda (which are $150 ea from a dealer, or $120 if you are signed up with Mazda Motorsports) and saves the hassle of repacking the bearings. I take a pair along as track spares.

If I was going to spend dealership kinda money I'd probably get blueprinted hubs from ART for a couple more bucks. People generally seem satisfied that they last longer than new OEM repacked hubs.
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