Stage 8 Touts 10-Year Failure Rate of Spindle Nuts

Feb 18, 2016

Stage 8’s X Lock Spindle Nut replacement systems, originally designed for the military, have become a must-have for serious off-road enthusiasts since they debuted in 2006.

Stage 8’s X Lock Spindle Nut systems can replace Dana 44, 60 and 70 spindle nuts and are laser cut from 4130 steel for a perfect fit. They install easily without the need for specialized tools, according to the company.

Extremely adaptable for most applications, the spindle nut itself can be locked in any positions and will maintain a required bearing preload value.

Stage 8 X-Lock Spindle Nut systems come with four parts: a specialized bearing washer, the spindle nut (which can be set to an individual pre-load value), a notched washer (which has an inside tab that fixes its position in relation to the locating groove in the spindle), a locking retainer and a heavy spring steel snap ring. Additionally, the assembly is available in a limited space version.

For more information on the Stage 8 X-Lock Spindle Nut system, go to