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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 11:11 AM Thread Starter
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Need new wheel bearing

Need to replace my passenger side wheel bearing. I see Duramaxstore has their XD brand, and then also the Kryptonite brand with a lifetime warranty. I'm guessing both of these are better then the Moogs, what about Timken? What is the general consensus for the best wheel bearing? Hoping to keep my truck for a long time so the lifetime warranty is attractive. Also, is there any reason to do both at the same time? Or just wait until the other one goes out as well?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 12:03 PM
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MOOG has a lifetime warranty too. So does Timken I think. Both are excellent parts

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Get a good one, most warranties donít cover labor, and youíll get tired of doing them yourself pretty fast.


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Ive always had good luck with timkens
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-15-2019, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Are the Kryptonite wheel bearings rebranded Timkens?

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Ive always had good luck with timkens
I have also had good luck with timkens.

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Are the Kryptonite wheel bearings rebranded Timkens?
It wouldnít surprise me.

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5 years ago at about 100k miles my driver side went bad (a little slop doing the 12-6 o'clock wiggle test with the wheel off the ground). I still drove 3k miles across the country to get home so they often go bad slowly. I replaced it with a Timken.

I didn't replace the passenger side and it's still good at over 140k miles, although I need to check it since I just got back from a 4k mile trip.

Unless there is some major event that led to the failure (driving in flooded area or lots of river crossings?), then I don't think there is any correlation between one failing and when the other will. But some will feel that if one went, the other won't be far behind. Maybe. Maybe not. But again, I don't think so.

[added on edit] Also, some believe the bearings are not packed with enough grease which contributes to earlier failure. So, they take out the speed sensor and cram more grease into the hub. I bought "Timken" grease which is absolutely not a guarantee to be whatever they packed in the hub, and pumped some into the hub, but probably not enough to make any difference what-so-ever. But everybody should do what they are comfortable with.

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Moog or Timken. Replace both for peace of mind.

I had this conversation with a customer of mine who just retired from the company that made moog. I believe it was federal Mogul. Anyway I was asking him if the moog were that much better then the other lifetime warrantied off brand bearings. He said there was a vast difference in quality still. Just that the other parts were so cheap to make that they could afford to replace the failed part.

Lifetime warranty isnít a promise of quality it is promise they will give you another when it fails. I donít base my decision solely on the warranty. Personally I donít like replacing failed parts more then once if I can avoid it.
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-16-2019, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and get the Kryptonite ones. I know they're quite a bit more then Timkens, but I've never heard anything but good about Kryptonite stuff. Also, I've always told myself since buying my truck that I'm going to buy as good of a part that I can afford when replacing stuff and hopefully someday stuff won't break any more lol

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Do you honestly think Kryptonite builds it's own bearings!! Guaranteed they're Timkens or SKF in a Kryptonite wrapper. But it's not my money.

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