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Old 09-25-2011, 12:08 PM
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Front wheel bearing/hub - best brand?

2003 Envoy 4WD - I6

I know there are TONS of threads on this, and I've printed out the instructions on changing the wheel hub. This is by far the BEST site on the web.

Question: Of the dozens of people that changed their front hubs, has anyone had failures or problems with certain brands? Long-term (+3 years) failures?

Cheap E-Bay versions, Chinese made junk, Taiwanese manufactured, US-made, there seems to at least 10 different brands out there, ranging from $40 to $250. Have the cheap-o $40 ones held up?

Part # 513188.

Timken
Dorman
Raybestos
Precision
Master Pro
WB Premium
Delco

Just need to know which to avoid (or which to buy) before springing for a new pair of hubs.

Thank you!
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:42 PM
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Either National or Timken are the best.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:47 PM
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:55 PM
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Thank you for the quick replies! There are SO many brands out there, and I've read in other threads where after replacing the hubs, people had ABS issues, etc.

Any other input, experiences, etc. would be appreciated!
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Old 09-25-2011, 01:36 PM
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People with no problems tend to not post updates, or they might sell the vehicle and not come back to trailvoy, so you might get skewed statistical data.



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Old 09-25-2011, 04:00 PM
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I got this one: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WBI-513188-4/ 2 1/2 years ago. No problems with it at all.

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:09 PM
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Just don't buy a cheap ebay one or any cheaply made assembly. It's a toss up maybe it will be fine maybe not. Better off getting a brand name not that nothing can go wrong with it it's still a moving piece. Most likely it will be ok though. The skf are def high end best for your money go with Timken.
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:30 PM
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I have a Timken on my passenger side. No issues yet.

I had a Timken rear axle bearing on my previous car. No problems with it.

I'm rather partial to Timken since I've never had a problem with them, and they are made in the USA Also I have a friend who works there so I told him I support his job, however indirect it may be lol
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Old 09-25-2011, 09:05 PM
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I got this one: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WBI-513188-4/ 2 1/2 years ago. No problems with it at all.

Matt
I used the same one. Replaced both sides at the same time. 0 issues. Good product made in the USA.
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I just bought a Timken for $135. shipped and it actually went bad on me in less than 2 weeks. I just replaced it with the new one this weekend, this one hopefully go the distance. The assembly started leaking grease from the rear seal. Anything made can be defective, so hopefully I got a good one this time. Its a pretty fast job but i dont feel like doing it again for a 3rd time in a month.
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