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Recommended Replacements for Dexter 8-257 Trailer Hubs  


Hello I have a dual axle trailer that I need to replace two of the rear hubs on either side. I thought they just needed studs but after I took them off I realize its all one piece. The trailer is in another town and I o lay brought the hubs home. They are stamped D and Dexter and then 8-257. I didnt bother to look at anything else because I thought it was a simple stud replacement. Is this enough info to buy replacement hubs? I dont know what weight the axles are and the trailer is a couple hours away. I dont remember seeing any brake drum or anything like that just the plain old hubs. Thanks


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An 8-257 hub is a 5 on 4-1/2 hub for 2,000 pound axles. They fit onto a BTR spindle which uses # L44649 for both the inner and outer bearings which have an inner diameter of 1.063 inches. If any of this doesn't match what you have let me know.

If you just need the idler hubs and not the hub and drum assemblies we have # AKIHUB-545-2-LFEZ-2K that are for E-Z Lube spindles. Or use # AKIHUB-545-2-LF-2K for standard spindles. If your spindles have a zerk fitting on the end of them then you'll want the E-Z Lube hubs.

If you do need the brake drum with the hub instead you'll need # AKHD-545-2-EZ-2K for E-Z Lube and # AKHD-545-2-2K for standard.

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