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Vortex Hub Kits

These high-performance hubs are designed to ensure smooth running for up to 100,000 miles without requiring maintenance!

A completely sealed lubrication chamber bathes the bearings in a lithium complex grease fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. When maintenance IS required, Vortex hubs make it easy. Just unscrew the threaded cap and pump fresh grease into the easily accessible external lubrication port fitting. The one-way flow pushes out the old grease while flushing the entire chamber with fresh grease. Backed by a 1 year parts & labor and 5 additional years parts warranty.

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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
5-Stud Hub Kit, 4 1/2"dia., Straight, 1" Spindle dia., 1,250lb. capacity 11954724 81016
Limited availability.

$74.99

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5-Stud Hub Kit, 4 1/2"dia., Straight, 1-1/16" Spindle dia., 1,350lb. capacity 11954732 81017
Limited availability.

$79.99

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5-Stud Hub Kit, 4 1/2"dia., Tapered, 1-1/16" and 1-3/8"Spindle dia., 1,750lb. capacity 11954740 81022
Limited availability.

$89.99

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Product Description

These high-performance hubs are designed to ensure smooth running for up to 100,000 miles without requiring maintenance!

A completely sealed lubrication chamber bathes the bearings in a lithium complex grease fortified with rust and oxidation inhibitors. When maintenance IS required, Vortex hubs make it easy. Just unscrew the threaded cap and pump fresh grease into the easily accessible external lubrication port fitting. The one-way flow pushes out the old grease while flushing the entire chamber with fresh grease. Backed by a 1 year parts & labor and 5 additional years parts warranty.

Click Here to Learn how to Determine Replacement Hub Size

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4.7

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5.0

Best trailer hub assemblies I've ever used!

By Bill W.

from El Dorado Hills, CA

About Me Experienced trailerboater

Pros

  • Better than standard equipment
  • Reduces maintenance
  • Safe and secure

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long distance towing

    Comments about Vortex Hub Kits:

    I have a heavy mechanical background and these hub assemblies are the best quality, most complete and easiest units I've seen! I recently installed a set on my Ranger Bass Boat trailer and was extremely impressed with design and quality. The bearings are packed, seals installed, wheel studs installed and zerk fitting installed. The dust cap is threaded and has an o ring that makes them completely waterproof. I'm certain they will last the life of the trailer and would highly recommend them for boat trailers.

     
    4.0

    Great customer service

    By john

    from Longmont. CO

    About Me Experienced trailerboater, Freshwater angler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Better than standard equipment

    Cons

    • Doesn't fit my trailer

    Best Uses

    • Long distance towing

    Comments about Vortex Hub Kits:

    These hubs did not fit my trailer. This was my fault and the trailer mfrs. design. Was very impressed with West Marines' customer service. I had tried one hub for fit, (it didn't), but I could return it anyway.

    The hubs were very well designed and of very good quality. I was very disappointed that I couldn't use them.

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    5.0

    nice hubs

    By Brian W

    from Garberville, CA

    About Me Freshwater angler, Saltwater angler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reduces maintenance
    • Safe and secure

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Inflatable boats
      • Jon boats, aluminum boats
      • Long distance towing
      • Ramp launching

      Comments about Vortex Hub Kits:

      These Vortex Hubs seem well made and with a grease fitting in the back make keeping them filled with grease easy, they should last as advertised. Installation is easy, as long as your old hubs cooperate. Stuck bearings. rusty axles, etc complicate things. The cap is slightly larger than the center hole on my wheel, so changing a flat may involve taking out the cap as well.

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