Originally Posted by Alex98
I'm not going with the cheap bearings, I'm more then likely going to get used axles. I see explorer axles with +250,xxx miles on them all the time. I found some with 54k which is not to bad. I'm not buying new chinese axles. I refuse to give them any of my dollars. Also prolly gonna go with skf bearings. Anyone have any exp with them? I'm assuming I need the outter tie rods and spindles for the swap?
85% of timken bearings are manufactured in china now
genuine SKF bearings are still manufactured in skf plants
open the box and read the inner bearing race , you are looking for either FRANCE or SWTZERLAND ( switzerland being the better choice )
SKF are the top automotive bearing manufacturer in the world , but the bearings are not cheap
hence ----- quality = cost