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Timken Hubs. Worth it?!?

I need new hub assemblies. Threads that helped but I still have some questions.

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f37/he...earings-67180/

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f15/ch...x4-hub-100254/

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f37/ti...ucckkk-102110/

Rockauto has Timkens for $145 each, autozone wants $215 for one. They have a 1 yr warranty. I've seen where some folks say these are the best and others say they suck.

I've found some cheaper China brand ones for $150 a pair. They have a lifetime warranty but I've read they wear out real fast.

Are the Timkens really worth the extra price? Will they last? Another brand or place to get them you might recommend?

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The OEM's are Timkins.......go Timkin.
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yo matt, you can buy a dana 30 or dana 44 for the LESS than the price of a set of hubs, don't do it, total waste of money and i know your thinking about SASing your truck... save your pape and start buying parts!
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yeah wtf, SAS yo **** son!
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yo matt, you can buy a dana 30 or dana 44 for the LESS than the price of a set of hubs, don't do it, total waste of money and i know your thinking about SASing your truck... save your pape and start buying parts!
Believe me I've thought about that and I know it's a waste. But I've got to have my truck right now and a sas would be slow for me. lol

So I'm gonna give the ifs one more rebuild and see how long it lasts.
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i buy my hubs at carquest for like $160 each i've mine on for about a year havent had any problems with them
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I got Chinese for my wife's truck, NEVER again. Timkens are better, but I was pressed for time and got the cheap NAPA chinese. They are junk next to the old Timkens.

Edit: I went cheap NAPAs b/c I needed them "yesterday", in hindsight I'd save 200+ and order Timkens from Rockauto.
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dont cheap out! get the timkens. the china crap wont last, especially with the bigger tires and such you have. i get my timkens from napa, they garauntee them forever.
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Get Timken! Best out there. I live minutes from there factory's in Canton lol
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dont cheap out! get the timkens. the china crap wont last, especially with the bigger tires and such you have. i get my timkens from napa, they garauntee them forever.
Thanks, I'll have to check out Napa. How much did they run you there?

Autozone and Advanced only have a 1 yr warranty and wanted $215.
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I would skip the cheap stuff and get Timkens.
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Well I went and checked everywhere here in town. Got prices of 210, 215, 250, and 285 all with just 1yr warranties. Napa didn't have the timkens, they had SKF or something like that.

So I gotta go Rockauto. Sucks I couldn't find anything with a lifetime warranty. I guess I'll just have to changed them out once a year. lol

Thanks for all the suggestions.
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I bought mine recently from Rock Auto. The shipping was pretty quick, which was nice. Do a search for Rock Auto discount on Google and you should be able to find a 5% coupon code or free shipping code.
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I bought mine recently from Rock Auto. The shipping was pretty quick, which was nice. Do a search for Rock Auto discount on Google and you should be able to find a 5% coupon code or free shipping code.
Yeah, I got them and a tre ordered last night for $300.

But you gotta love that 5%, saved me about $15.
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yeah wtf, SAS yo **** son!
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u wheel ur truck harder that your ifs can take!! besides...u know ur just gunna keep breakin **** anyways.....

SAS FTMFW
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Well I went and checked everywhere here in town. Got prices of 210, 215, 250, and 285 all with just 1yr warranties. Napa didn't have the timkens, they had SKF or something like that.

So I gotta go Rockauto. Sucks I couldn't find anything with a lifetime warranty. I guess I'll just have to changed them out once a year. lol

Thanks for all the suggestions.
thats weird napa didnt have them, maybe its specific to my location. good price from rockauto though, i always forget about that site, prices are fair.
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I have SKF with no problems.
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My napa didn't have timken hub/bearings for my f150 either. I was pressed for time and wanted to replace it the same day. Napa had skf and my mechanic said he has always had good luck with them so I bought it.

For what it's worth, a lot of timken bearings are from Mexico and even china, but I think they have better QC than most.
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SKF makes a good bearng too, that would be my second choice in bearings after timken
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