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Old 06-25-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Wheel Hub Temps ?

Just wondered for those of you who use a temp gun what your hubs are running at ? Our last trip was in 90-95 degree air temps and after a down hill exit ramp ours were at 109-112 degrees. I figure that was pretty good considering it was full sun, and some braking, didn't check the temp of the pavement but I'm sure it was much more than air temp. And we were running 65+ mph... (no speed cops please, tires have been replaced with good ones) The temps I mentioned was taken pointing the temp gun around the lug nuts. Tires were cooler. Thanks, PS,, on your 5th wheel.
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Your temp sound good to me.


I shoot mine between the wheel spokes and point towards the hub. So I'm measuring brake/hub temp. I have measured 95-154 mostly depending on braking before stopping.


I look for consistency between all 4 wheels, not to concerned with the temp unless all are sky high and I don't know what sky high is until I see it.
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Your temp sound good to me.


I shoot mine between the wheel spokes and point towards the hub. So I'm measuring brake/hub temp. I have measured 95-154 mostly depending on braking before stopping.


I look for consistency between all 4 wheels, not to concerned with the temp unless all are sky high and I don't know what sky high is until I see it.


I have to agree, what the temperatures are isn't as important as mostly the same. Higher temps could be because of sun, uneven brake application, bad bearings, low tire pressure, to name a few causes. One of the above reasons is no concern, the others all demand further investigation.
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That's what I was thinking, about the same to all four. We were always within 3-4 degrees of each other. Thanks for the replies. Monkey
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We use the temp gun also, handy tool

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That's what I was thinking, about the same to all four. We were always within 3-4 degrees of each other. Thanks for the replies. Monkey
Agree with all the above posts.
We tend to see the temps and ranges.

I also note the temps between the TV and the trailer all axles. On long down hill runs or stops it can aid in knowing you have your TBC gain set optimally and equalize brake load.
Sure can tell when engine braking is used effectively!

Shoot that rear-end chunk occasionally while your out there, they can get warm too. Make sure you don't need a HD finned differential cover.

Happy trails.
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Thanks MtnTrek, never thought about shooting the rear end. I'll do that next time !
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