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Anyway, I went to check truck over (suspension, lights, etc) and I went to see if the passenger side wheel had any play. Sure and shit it does. Even though there is some play on the ball-joints, my wheel bearing is shot along with it. Searched online and even Advance Auto, they carry some brands I never heard of. I want to do rotors as well but my main concern is the wheel bearing. While i'm at it, i'll be doing the drivers side. I already got Moog ball-joints. Mopar wants $500 for the rotor/wheel bearing, already assembled per side. Maybe ill look for alternatives. What good brands are out there?

Pretty much i'm looking for feedback from the 2nd gen 3/4ton crew.


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Look for Timken brand bearings. They make a lot of OEM stuff.
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Old 03-02-2011, 05:18 PM
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Well I was kinda looking into getting the whole hub assembly. After searching for wheel bearings, I believe there is more than one bearing in the hub, along with some other parts and I don't have a press to do the job.
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look at this site for brake pads & rotors, the GREEN STUFF pads seem to be the best
http://www.ebcbrakes.com/automotive/index.shtml

auto parts stores like Pep Boys, Autozone, Advanced, & O'Riellys sell bearings & u-joints that have a less than optimum tolerances, some bearings are just within tolerance, in otherwords, they are built sloppy, sometimes just within .025.
better bearings are within .010-.015

NAPA auto parts carry TIMKIN bearings, they are some of the very best, most of them have a machine shop on site, or will tell you where a preferred shop is located, by the way, NAPA can order all your parts or may even have them in stock
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Well I was kinda looking into getting the whole hub assembly. After searching for wheel bearings, I believe there is more than one bearing in the hub, along with some other parts and I don't have a press to do the job.
Timken makes the entire assembly.
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Timken makes the entire assembly.

When I searched Advance Auto, they only showed the bearing and not the bearing.

@GTYankee, thanks for the info and will call tomorrow to find out more.

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Called NAPA and they don't carry TIMKIN bearings. The local National Auto Parts carries them and I am looking at $300 a piece.


I can see myself getting raped!

I have to get it, regardless. I haven't checked the other side but I might just get the other side too. Thanks for the help fellas!
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That price sounds about right. I think the last Timken I priced here was $275. Rock auto carries what you need in the GMB brand for about $78 and they have a 12/12k mile warranty. This if for trucks with an 8800 lb GVW rating. It doesn't appear to come with a wheel speed sensor like the Timkens, but it should have provision for it if needed. http://rockauto.com/
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I got the LD, not the HD. The hubs are different (3 vs 4 hole hub). Does TIMKEN bearings come with a warranty? I want to go with the best, cause I run a business and down time is unexceptable for me so I prefer getting good parts for the truck. I'm just hoping that the hubs will last for awhile.
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Timken does carry a warranty but I'm not sure what it is off the top of my head. I've installed the GMB's before in other applications and can't say I recall any failures. As far as your application goes, you may need to get in touch with Rock Auto to ensure you get the right part if you choose to go this route.
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