so I'm in the process of changing out my bearing seal and it has this ring I'm told is called a "speedy seal". It took me a while to get the old one off and now that it is off I can't seem to get the new one on. Are they supposed to be this difficult to get on and off? the old ring and new ring are the same size which explains why it is being to difficult to get on. without the ring the seal doesn't fit.
I just changed my entire hub assemblies and the seals were one-piece units that were pressure-fit into the back of the hub. Haven't seen a two-piece style like you're showing. However, I noticed that you're changing the axle with the brakes on it...I just changed my idler axle, so that may be the difference. Not sure...
The ring that is in my hand has to go on the axle and pretty much bottom out at the end. here are some more pictures that will hopefully help explain what I'm talking about. I already have the seal in the hub, now this part has to go on the axle stub. The last picture shows the ring as far back as I can get it but it needs to go all the way back... another 3/4 inch or so.
A little heat on the wear ring will expand it and make it easier to put it on. Tap it on gently with a hammer or like Robert said find a piece of pipe to drive on. Or find a one peice seal and get rid of the wear ring all together.
That's called a Speedi-Sleeve. They're used for repairing grooved seal areas. Not sure why you need it if the area isn't damaged, unless it's just preventive. I agree - heat on the sleeve and a right-sized piece of pipe will get them on there no problem.