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Best hub assemblies

Not familiar with your format but I'm replacing both front wheel bearing hub assemblies and I'm looking for opinions. I want to use either Timken or the higher priced Moog. I've read both are good but Moog on top. However, recently I've read Moog has outsourced some components and that their quality has suffered. What do most pcurrently prefer?

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From my experience Timken was the way to go. It's been a long time since I've replaced one though, so can't comment on current quality of either.
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Thanks. $100 more/pair for Moog but I don't mind that if I knew they were superior.
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If you're buying from a parts store, look online to see if they have any coupon deals or savings for ordering online. Also take the warranty period into consideration.
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2 Timkens on the way to local Autozone. They had a 20% off sale but just my luck, it did not include hubs.
From working in the shop I know Timken is good stuff. I can use the $100 difference elsewhere.
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Moog has taken a crap lately. Just like everything else. Timken is still the way to go.
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SKF bearings are the best , expensive but worth it
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Received the new Timkens from Partsgeek.com and same problem, the sensor plug in coupling will not fit coupling on truck. I now am the proud owner of 4 Timken wheel bearing hub assemblies that are useless. Shipping the 2 back to parts geeks and holding off returning the 2 hubs to Autozone. They told me they'd give me time to find a replacement for the one I installed and that I can keep the torque wrench and socket I borrowed to use when I find hubs that match.
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Guys, I'm not finding a hub with a sensor coupling that fits the mating part on the truck. Any ideas?
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have you tried the ford dealership itself

it might be a change of year for the connectors
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Try NAPA. The SKS brand is good. I've had them on my truck for the past 100K.
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have you tried the ford dealership itself

it might be a change of year for the connectors
Yes, and found out it has a 2003 hub and sensor line that will fit.
I've ordered 2 and should be here by Tues or so. My son helped me out on that. Took my VIN to a dealership and matched it to a sp450202 instead of sp450201. Mine must have been late in the 02 run .
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