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Quick Tips - Banjo Rear to Axle Hub Tight Fit
Ever wondered how to fine tune the fitment between the rear axles and the hubs?
I was told a simple method to clean up the hub tapered surfaces to get a nice tight fit.
Alot of the banjo rears we pickup these days have good clean surfaces, but its unclear by the human eye to determine. A friend told me the best way to do this is to use some valve lapping compound and a little elbow grease. Remove the woodruff key, apply a generous amount of compound on the surface and rotate the hub in 45 degree increments. Use moderate to heavy pressure until the surface is clean. This process will get rid of any rough surfaces, rust pitting and abnormalties.
When finished, torque the nut in place and step on the gas!