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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Aftermarket wheel bearings

I lost a front wheel bearing while hunting yesterday. I figured since I have over 4k miles on them, that I would replace them all. A/C wants $ 42.00 a bearing, and I found all 4 for around $ 57.00 on ebay. Not sure if bearings are something I want to go cheap on, or are they all made at the same factory? any thoughts? Thanks!

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After talking to a parts guy at Moto City, he recommends the A/C bearings. Not cause he sells them, because he works on them. I got 4000 (rough) miles on the originals, and I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for! Thanks.

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Tom .. Moto City ? local ? a dealer or a place for service ? or just parts ?

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They are in AZ. I found them when looking for my new Engine, they had the best pricing and also had all my parts in stock. The website is arcticcatparts.com
I like the guys at Country Cat, but found moto city has the best prices.
Also, after tearing everything apart, found out it was my ball joints. I ordered new ball joints, all 4 bearings, all new A-arm bushings, and 4 new shocks! figured since I was in there, might as well replace everything. I stuck with stock shocks, after pricing aftermarket ones. I mostly rock crawl anyway.

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Aftermarket Suspension parts sure cause sticker shock! I'm still on my original bearings, going on 7,000 miles! But I do not hit a lot of mud or deep water. AC parts seem to hold up fine! Seems you always get what you pay for!

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Thanks Tom, was hoping for another local but good to know about all of the good places

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I tried the cheaper All Balls bearings and they didn't last near as long as the factory Koyo bearings.

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I have a set of AllBalls for spares! Not sure if I'll use them!

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Bearings are different. On cars some of the front hubs/bearings cost 80 for one brand and 150 for another brand of the same bearing. I have found that the cheap bearings are just that...cheap. I have had cheap bearings make noise after I installed them on the test drive. Get the good bearings. There are some things you can skimp on but not bearings.
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Well said! Thanks for your input!
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