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    Senior Member hippieman9's Avatar
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    My VIN:    06668 81' Grey interior, 5 speed, Grooved hood. Previous owner of 16301, in 2001.

    Front Wheel Bearing

    Has anyone used the Timken Front wheel bearings? I see Summit racing offers them. I have used Timken in many other applications, did know if anyone had feed back on these. I see a new SKF brand one is available too.

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    Senior Member Jonathan's Avatar
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    What brand does Houston, or our other vendors use? I have two spares but they came without packaging and don't know off hand who made them.

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    Senior Member hippieman9's Avatar
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    My VIN:    06668 81' Grey interior, 5 speed, Grooved hood. Previous owner of 16301, in 2001.

    [QUOTE=Jonathan;236056]What brand does Houston, or our other vendors use? I have two spares but they came without packaging and don't know off hand who made them.[/QUOTE


    According to DMCH website they are SKF. The ones in my car are SKF currently but look original, so they are being changed.

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    Senior Member DMC5180's Avatar
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    Are changing them just because of age or do you have a howler when putting steering pressure left or right while driving?


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    VIN 5180, Frame 3652, STAGE I, DM-eng Solid State Solutions (RPM Rly, Dm.Lt.Mod., Fan Fail Mod. , FAN Rly, HS.Rly) , HID sealed beam style headlights, SPAX user since 2009, Eibach springs, Mid-State Club Adj. Rear LCA's, DPNW poly-sway bar kit, DMCEU LCA Stabilizer link kit, DMCMW Illuminated door sills, Aussie Illuminated SS Shifter plate, GENUINE MOMO EVO Steering wheel, DELOREANA Extended View Side Mirrors w/ Heaters, DELOREANA LED Door Lights.

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    Senior Member hippieman9's Avatar
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    My VIN:    06668 81' Grey interior, 5 speed, Grooved hood. Previous owner of 16301, in 2001.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMC5180 View Post
    Are changing them just because of age or do you have a howler when putting steering pressure left or right while driving?


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    Age, and the fact that part of the seal is missing. 6668 has 90,000 miles on it and the bearing has a"Crunchy" feel when turning it by hand. I have a shimmy in the front end as well, so while I am rebuilding the brakes I figured its as good of time as any to put new bearing in the front.

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    Senior Member DMC5180's Avatar
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    SKF is the OE bearing brand. DMCH has the best pricing on them that I found anywhere. This is Especially true on the rear hub bearings. I would stick with them as opposed to trying ti save nickles on a generic China no name.




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    Senior Member hippieman9's Avatar
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    My VIN:    06668 81' Grey interior, 5 speed, Grooved hood. Previous owner of 16301, in 2001.

    I ordered the SKF's from DMCH, should be here tomorrow.

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