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Front hub bearings....

anyone have good luck with the new hub bearings sold on ebay?


they are much less expensive then ones from auto parts stores or the dealership.

Im wondering how the quality is.

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I prefer to have my front wheels (rear wheels too, actually...) firmly attached to the truck so that's why I went with ONE OF THESE instead of an Ebay front hub.

2K2 F350 PSD/ZF6, Fluidampr/Melling LPOP, AirDog/ITP RR, DP F5, Tymar/high-flow outlet/MBRP 4", Dynatrac Free-Spin hub conversion
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yea im not gonna spend $2,000.00 on that setup...... as tempting as it is....

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I bought one of the ebay ones, because I was needing some in a hurry and I was almost broke so this was the only option that I took inot consideration. Knock on wood, but I haven't had any trouble with mine. The only thing I noticed that concerned me was after installation there was some very slight play in the tire when a pry bar was used to check. But, everything seems to be doing fine. I would actually suggest doing what jvencius did, but I also know how money gives some people problems. So I guess my experience talking would say that they are a quick fix that will do you some good, but I'm sure that they will not hold together as long as the good ones, you get what you pay for. Hope this helps.

P.S. I think I've got 20-25,000 miles on these so I don't know how long they will last.

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I'm thinking about that actually. I heard the early 99' hub bearings where like $500 a peice. Plus one of my stock hubs is tight, so it'd prob end up costing the same in the end.

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THIS ARTICLE I WROTE got buried but towards the end I wrote about the costs and how I justified the expense before buying the kit.

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Does it work on an early 99? From what I hear the early 99 brake rotors are different than a late 99 and up.

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IIRC you'd have to switch out to the late '99 rotors but they would be a minor amount of $$$$ compared to the cost of the whole conversion.

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Agreed

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I have an early 99. Just did both wheel bearings. Yes the early 99's are around 500. I just told them I needed bearings for a 00 or 01 and got rotors to matchthe bearings. That's all you need to do.The flange where your wheel studs go thu is 10mm thick on the early 99 and 13mm thick on late 99 & up. 3mm off set is the difference. If you mismatch the rotors and bearings the rotor will hit the caliper bracket due the the difference in offsets.

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