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Wheel Bearing Brands??????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Waxer, May 15, 2000.

  1. Waxer

    Waxer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Just read the post on changing the wheel bearings, and since I havent done it to my rig yet, and dont know if the previous owner has, I'm gonna do it ASAP. What brand of bearings should I be looking for? Thanks
     
  2. Goose

    Goose 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard good things about the "Timken" brand. Don't really know of any others off the top of my head.

    Mud is just thick water, or is it that water is just thin mud?
     
  3. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    USE TIMKIN...thos are the best out there...we use them on heavy haul trailers and will not use anything becide thos..we have tried other brands and had em take a [censored].

    Chaz

    "whoo my new pic is on the photo page...check it out!!"
     
  4. chaka73

    chaka73 1/2 ton status

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    I went "Timken" Autozone has them paid about $11 each it was my first time so it took me the whole day to replace them but it was worth it good luck.

    LOVE MY GREEN GIANT!!!
     
  5. Eagle86K5

    Eagle86K5 1/2 ton status

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    Well I don't want to burst anyones bubble, but I went searching for spicer, I know they make great u-joints, and I wanted to see if they made bearings, to my surprise I ended up at <font color=blue>http://www.dana.com<font color=black>, seems Spicer is a part of dana corp, along with Napa Echlin, Mr Gasket and Perfect circle, who makes the bearings for Napa and all the dana rear ends. Seems to me if the folks who own the company who makes the better u-joints also owns a company that makes bearings, that gets put in their own stuff would also be a good place to get parts, I think I just became a Napa customer...

    <font color=green>[​IMG]Eagle86K5[​IMG]<font color=red>
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  6. coopertwpk

    coopertwpk 1/2 ton status

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    As for napa I think theyre the best shop around but TIMKEN bearings are the best
     
  7. Burt4x4

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    Made In The U.S.A.
    Never buy any bearings that don't have that stamped on them!
    The china bearings are not true to spec and WILL fail!!
    Good Luck

    Rock ON![​IMG] 72 K5 [​IMG] Led Zeppelin
     
  8. Cornfed-90K5

    Cornfed-90K5 Registered Member

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    Use Timken my dad and I have used them for years without problems.

    Cornfed-90K5
    1990 K5 Blazer
    1977 Jeep CJ5
     
  9. DMK

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    Take burt4x4's advice don't buy them unless they say made in U.S.A. I always use timken.
     

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