place your Newfield inside, watching out not to damage the inner
axle seal. Once placed inside, you might have to rotate the front
driveshaft to align the splines.
disc hub assembly with freshly greased wheelbearings in reverse
order of disassembly.
brake caliper, hub assembly and snap ring. If the axle has gone
inside too much, use a course threaded bolt and pull the axle
shaft out a bit to place the snap ring on.
the wheel, torque down the lugnuts and repeat the procedure
for the other side.
time for the install, including looking for tools, grinding
and lunch: 4 hours.
afterthoughts: If you decide to document an install, have a
friend help you. This will allow you to stay fairly clean because
you can't let the camera get greasy. Point to think about, if
you verbalize this while doing the install, you will end up
doing the other side by yourself, but this can be to your advantage.
Get real greasy doing the other side and now you can't drive
to the store for beer or reach in your pocket for money.
taking my Newfields out for a hard weekend of wheeling here in
Uvalde, I pushed them farther than anyone in the group wanted
to follow. I even did the dreaded "backing up a hill while
turning," which has broken two Birfields in the past for
me. The Newfields held up great. According to the Stuckey Bros.
web site at www.cvunlimited.com,
their Newfield head is taller, thicker and made of stronger steel.
is very noticeable while installing them, due to the grinding
that has to occur. Performance is not affected and everything
works as well as ever. In my opinion, they have come up with a
great product and a much-needed fix for the only fault in the
Land Cruiser's armor that I have experienced.
FJ-40 gets back on the trails.
Letting the front
end do it's work with a lot less worries about broken Birfields.
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