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02-13-2012, 10:12 PM #1
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New Wheel Bearing/Hub Assembly
back in november '10, My wheel came off..hub bearing broke loose, had to replace, the assembly, rotor, brake pads, etc. So I replaced my tie rod ends yesterday and notice that theres a little wobble in my wheel. Im thinking it;s the bearing again so im going to replace it. Chevy wants $440 for a new assembly. Or I can go down to autozone, oreilly..etc...and get a timken assembly for 145. I put a duralast on there as a replacement so im not going there again...any thoughts on which way to go would be appreciated
02-14-2012, 01:40 AM #2
SKF is the Oem supplier on this hub, I believe. See if you can find a HD truck supplier who carries SKF2010 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab.4x4
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02-14-2012, 05:52 AM #3
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Oreilley should be able to come up with an AC delco part, or something similar that is in the same price range. I have had good luck with their wheel bearings (ive changed 19 total on different cars with their house brand) and not had an issue with them. They also come with a warranty. Ive never had luck with any dualast parts to be honest.Mike
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02-14-2012, 02:05 PM #4
I put the timken on my 2002. Drove it for 5 years without an issue. Just talked to the kid who bought it and he has not had an issue either.
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02-14-2012, 07:22 PM #5
Excellent. Don't know where Au zone is getting their bearings these days but I have a sneaky feeling they come from China.
Duralast used to buy overstocks and close outs of timken, bower/Bca and throw them in their own boxes. But that was a few years back . I haven't tracked it as of late. I know Napa buys from SKF and also from overseas so be careful with those. The SKF brand is solid but that over seas stuff is scary.
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