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Old 02-02-2008
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Wheel bearings bad......4th time

OK....this is getting outta hand.

I got my 99 4x4 with 90k on it and it now has 118k on it.The day after I bought it I put a new drivers side wheel bearing/hub on it,then around 95k I had to do the passenger side,then I had to do the driver s side again at 116k and tonite I find that my passenger side is bad again. WTF? Is this frinkin normal? I use the stock 16" rims with 265/75 Buckshots,t-bars are cranked a few turns but nothing crazy.I havent even been wheelin lately either so I know it aint from mud or sand killin them.

Anyone else seem to go thru em as much as me?
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I went through them on my lifted 4x2 with 35's -- but I beat the crap out of them.

Whose bearings are you buying? Maybe you're getting some bad quality.
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Are you buying wheel bearing with the Timken bearings in them? Or are you getting the cheaper chinese units from the local parts store?
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The first one I got was from the dealer and was like 250 plus tax and the others have been from e-bay and were about 100 cheaper.
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Those unitized spindle bearings are way expensive. Whoot. Sorry this is happening to you but I have no idea. Part of my goal for my SAS was to have individually serviceable bearings and not unit bearings.
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if you are not running Timken bearings, then that is what happens...
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^^^ Maurice is an Official Spokesdriver for the Timken Corporation

But seriously, EVERYONE recommends Timken that I know of.
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shoot I wish.....that extra income would be gravy!
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