I pulled my hubs on my 96 and clean and repacked them like I have done several times before. I installed and torqued to 75, spin them a bit, then 125 and spin them again and final torque of 180 ft lbs. I noticed that the passenger side seems to have more resistance to turn then the drivers side. Its smooth and no play but seems to not spin as free as the driver side. No brakes installed at this point just the hub on the spindle.
In the past I did not notice a difference when doing this maintenance. Both hubs are OEM as far as I can tell, both have the white plastic bearing cages and neither had any signs of damage or made noise and I didn't bump anything on track... just doing maintenance like I always do.
I did some searching but could not find any discussion on what causes the hubs to drag.
What can cause drag on the hubs?
Is this even an issue?