SHOPPING GUIDE, 2018
SUSPENSION, STEERING, FRONT HUBS
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STRONGER FRONT AXLE KITS SOLVED BEARING
PROBLEMS, TR3, TR4, TR250, TR6
Race Car Solution Makes Your Street Car Stop Better
Triumph racers have long suffered from a baffling brake problem. Their cars
might be in perfect condition with great brakes, but when they are driving very
hard, particularly on rough surfaces, the brake pedal sometimes goes right to the
floor when they really need to slow down. The reason for this problem has been
diagnosed, and a cure has been found.
Triumph front stub axles are a bit flimsy. If you don't believe me, remove one
of your front hubs, and then you will see what I mean. Picture these axles when
the car is running at speed on curvy roads, especially ones with rough surfaces.
Those little axles flex like crazy under such conditions. When the axles flex, the
brake discs wobble around pushing the pistons back into the bores in the brake
calipers. Once the pistons have been pushed back, it takes a whole master cylinder
full of brake fluid to get them back out again, and the pedal goes to the floor.
Then, the second pump slows the car. But what if you don't have time to pump
The problem described above was solved on BMC cars, MGB, Austin-Healey,
etc., at the factory by fitting spacers between the front wheel bearings, but Triumph
engineers didn't recognize that there was a problem. The bearing spacers listed
here use the BMC way of thinking to improve Triumph models. In addition to the
spacers which fit the stock front axles, there is a wonderful kit which includes
bigger, stronger stub axles along with the spacers.
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STRONGER FRONT AXLE KITS TR3, TR4, TR4A,
No.Off List Price Sale Price
Uncle Jack's Spacer Kit,
includes wheel bearing spacers,
adjusting shims, and installation
Uncle Jack's Stub Axle Kit;
pair of uprated stub axles, spacers,
adjusting shims, hardware, and
Timken Front Wheel Bearing Kit;
includes Timken wheel bearings,
grease seal, and bearing cap
HP661 SHOWN WITH RFK1443 TIMKIN
FRONT WHEEL BEARING KIT
NEW STUB AXLE, NOTE HOW MUCH THICKER
IT IS THAN STOCK STUB AXLE.