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Old 08-24-2011, 10:11 AM
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Default What are some HD wheel/hub bearings?

I have a 99 ranger so it has the IFS with 35" LT tires the pep boys hubs can't handle it what is a company that makes strong wheel bearings for the ranger so i don't have to fix it every month

Also when i get new tires i will be dropping down to 33" Passenger tires
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:21 AM
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Default Re: What are some HD wheel/hub bearings?

33s will help a lot. timken bearings are the best you can find for the stock stuff, check into those. also, can't you get the hubs replaced under warranty?
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:53 AM
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Default Re: What are some HD wheel/hub bearings?

yeh i can get new ones under warranty but i have to install them myself, which is fine but every month doing the same job it annoying.
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: What are some HD wheel/hub bearings?

Go with TIMKEN or gtfo...2 year warranty on them. These are the only bearings used in big rigs so I trust them in my truck.

http://www.theautopartsshop.com/auto...-assembly.html
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:11 PM
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Go with TIMKEN or gtfo...2 year warranty on them. These are the only bearings used in big rigs so I trust them in my truck.

http://www.theautopartsshop.com/auto...-assembly.html
Pretty sure I've seen other brands used in big rigs. lol. That's Like that Chevy commercial where they say that they use the same brand transmission that's in an Abrams tank. Yeah Both transmissions are made by Allison, but the two have nothing in common. I buy my bearings from e-bay, with a lifetime warranty. I found out that they last longer when I don't beat the crap out of my truck every weekend. Timkens are good, but imho they are over priced.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:33 PM
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Default Re: What are some HD wheel/hub bearings?

im gonna go with the timken ones they seem to have a lot of positive feedback, and they actually are cheap, SKF and junk auto zone ones are even more expensive

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Pretty sure I've seen other brands used in big rigs. lol. That's Like that Chevy commercial where they say that they use the same brand transmission that's in an Abrams tank. Yeah Both transmissions are made by Allison, but the two have nothing in common. I buy my bearings from e-bay, with a lifetime warranty. I found out that they last longer when I don't beat the crap out of my truck every weekend. Timkens are good, but imho they are over priced.
the wheeling done in NJ and Pa like brinker88 is much different and puts much more stress on parts than the trailing or desert running in Texas
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:38 PM
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Not sure about your wheeling exp. in Texas, but I know My truck has been put through more abuse than most trucks on the road, and it has the trail scars, and busted worn out parts to prove it. Since I've never wheeled in NJ, and PA, I'll just have to take you word that yall have some kind of weird terrian, other than the standard Mud, Rocks, and sand that we see here. Yall do get snow up there, so I guess that counts for something.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:44 PM
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Default Re: What are some HD wheel/hub bearings?

yeh haha out terrain is pretty rough depending on the area you wheel, but for some reason we like to wheel that already bad terrain when it has 3ft of snow on top of it haha
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:47 PM
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^On the money!
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