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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-29-2006, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Best Quality Wheel Bearings

Any information on which company makes the best quality front wheel bearings for our 2WD trucks? Is there a better quality bearing or company this days? Also what is the best quality grease? Thanks


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Not sure of a brand, but I'd go with somthing as American as you can find.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] eBay has them sometimes at good prices, that claim to be Ford. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shrug.gif[/img]


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I just replaced the original wheel bearings under the front of my truck in my sig. I called around and checked prices but ended just going to Autozone to get them. They had a generic brand and then also Timken. 2 bearings, 2 races, a tub of good grease and a seal, everything but the grease is Timken for a little less than $50.00 per side.

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Buy the Timken bearings for sure.They are good quality!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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