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Where to get bearings??

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by jarheadk5, Sep 5, 2000.

  1. jarheadk5

    jarheadk5 1/2 ton status

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    OK, the front brakes are screaming for replacement, so I figure now's the time to replace wheel bearings and get manual hubs. Problem is, I can't seem to find Spicer bearings. I've been led to believe they're the best (by you!!), so that's what I want. Where can I get them?

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  2. bosifus

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    I believe napa carries these.
     
  3. TX Mudder

    TX Mudder 1/2 ton status

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    I've heard Timken bearing are very good too. Anyone?

    BTW, is your hub heating up too or do you just hear the bearings creaking?
     
  4. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Timken used to be about the best when they were made in the USA, now they are made in India or Indonesia or Taiwan, something like that....

    So I dont know how their quality is now.

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  5. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    We used Timken bearings on the 25 and 30,000 lbs trailer axles where I used to work. Thats enough said for me.
    I believe they are made in Japan now.
    Rene

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    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Ya, but is quality still the same as when they were made in the USA??

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    I would have to say its close if not the same. No offense, I know "made in USA" is pretty important to you guys.[​IMG] The Timken bearings we used were all on new trailers. These trailers were rated between 45 and 350 tons (Using multiple axles and air ride suspension) and obviously the owner of the company felt these bearings were good quality or we would'nt have used them. These trailers come with a warranty and the axles are expensive to fix after a bearing failure. (We did have one bearing failure, someone forgot to fill the hubs with gear oil before it left the plant)
    Just my 2 cents

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  8. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    Well i guess made in Taiwan or Japan is better than made in Canada! LOL...... Just kidding!!!! [​IMG]

    Sorry, i couldn't resist!

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    Better watch it or we'll send the 3 guys in our 'Army' over there with their sharp sticks to poke out your eyes [​IMG].

    Personally I think "made in Japan" has come a long ways in the last 20 years.

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    No.. No!!!! LOL.. [​IMG]

    Ya, it has come a long way in the last 20 years and I have used them since with no problems, but the Gov't should step in so these companies dont have to move and it would keep our workers employed.

    Another thing I just thought of...

    I was at the store the other day and was looking at maple syrup, the normal stuff I buy is about $3 and i saw some Canadian stuff that was about half the size and twice the price! What do you guys do to that stuff up there to make it so expensive? LOL

    Just kidding again!!!! [​IMG]

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  11. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well I guess the Canadian Maple syrup is probably the real thing and the other stuff is the fake or imitation syrup.
    Read the label and remember you get what you pay fer!! LOL

    Are you gonna sing "Just blame Canada" next? LOL [​IMG]

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    I have Timken bearings, their the originals(16 yrs old) and they're still running strong.[​IMG]

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    Thanks fellas, I appreciate the help.

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    You can get different grades of bearings from Timken the lifetime bearings are almost always Us or German made everything elso is stamped China .look at the bearings they are country stamped.
     

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