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I feel like many of the people who are all "oh they're junk, get the timken ones, they're the best!" actually have zero experience with the cheap ebay wheel bearings and they are just assuming. Its just that they spent $$$$ on the timken ones, and want to make themselves feel better by reaffirming their decision to spend twice as much on "name brand" "good" wheel bearings.

Myself and several friends of mine run the cheap ebay wheel bearings. I think 125 shipped for one of them. I have probably 100k miles on them and they're still just as tight as new. Same with my friends' ebay wheel bearings.

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Yeah, I went to the front-end shop to get it aligned . . . been going there for decades. The quote was $1,400.00, which include two new hub assemblies. Uhh, yeah, ok . . . gee, hmm, Wow! Called both the Chevy dealer and NAPA, getting a price on the part . . . including a one year warranty.

As I said above, the Ebay parts guy had the same return rate on both types. However, the cheapo foreign one had a lifetime warranty. So, I ordered three (3) for the same price as one from the dealer.

The labor cost was a Warn receiver d-ring shackle (gave to my buddy for helping me).

This was 70k ago and today, everything's good.

I'm confused. We want to buy American, but how much more should we pay?



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I can buy wheel bearings locally "Napa" for $239 but only 1yr warranty. I just bought wheel bearings for my 1500 1/2 ton at Advanced Auto and they were $278 each with only a 3yr warranty and they were not Timken. $189 for Timken bearings with lifetime warranty and delivered within 2days seemed like a deal to me. Where are Timken actually made? Who knows, they have a global industry and have had a good quality name for many yrs. They have been top notch since the late 1800's when they 1st started. Are they any better? Who really knows, i have had good luck with them and they have a great warranty backing them up.

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There are places online that sell them timkens for $149. I wont say where cause people get cranky cause they arent a vendor

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^^^ Good info. Thanks.



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If your cheap like me and have your own shop then buy the cheap ones that still have the lifetime warranty. I have the tools in my tool box at all times to change them.

It takes me about 30 min to change them.

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Detroit axle hasn't let me down yet. i get all my hubs from there for whatever car.

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Timkin are good, so are Moog...........Ive used Moog or Timkin all my life and have never had an issue with either brand.

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This thread is from 2012...

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This thread is from 2012...
hahaha I found it in the posts last day and stupidly thought it was current!

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