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Old 08-31-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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I just finished repacking my wheel bearings, and I got to thinking (usually not a good thing) that maybe I should order all new wheel bearings and replace them the next time they are due for lube...

I was looking at etrailer parts on line, which sells 2 inner and 2 outer bearings, races, 12 lug nuts, 2 castle nuts, 2 cotter pins, and 2 dust caps for $19.95.

etrailer part bearing kit

These appear to be the correct parts for my 5200 pound al-ko axles with #42 spindle and 6x5.5 bolt pattern (the bearing numbers are correct, but I don't recognize the part number they list for seals).

Anyhow, has anyone bought etrailerparts bearings, and how was the quality?
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I just finished repacking my wheel bearings, and I got to thinking (usually not a good thing) that maybe I should order all new wheel bearings and replace them the next time they are due for lube...

I was looking at etrailer parts on line, which sells 2 inner and 2 outer bearings, races, 12 lug nuts, 2 castle nuts, 2 cotter pins, and 2 dust caps for $19.95.

etrailer part bearing kit

These appear to be the correct parts for my 5200 pound al-ko axles with #42 spindle and 6x5.5 bolt pattern (the bearing numbers are correct, but I don't recognize the part number they list for seals).

Anyhow, has anyone bought etrailerparts bearings, and how was the quality?
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No I have not bought etrailerparts. That seems way too cheap for all those parts. Probably junk bearings from China. I believe just seals run about $7 each. If the existing bearings have not been abused by lack of grease ect... there is no need to replace them. I always demand Timken bearings. Call NAPA or similar place and get their prices on Timken. Remember always replace the race if you replace the bearing.
When repacking bearings, always replace the seal. You could travel with one spare set of bearings/races and a seal for emergencies.
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Old 09-05-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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Yeah, the bearings that are in there currently are from China, but appear to be of good quality.

Though I've repacked them regularly with high quality grease, I don't have any idea what the previous owner did, plus I think they have quite a few miles on them. Also, I'd like to have some spares, so that's why I was thinking of installing new and carrying the old ones.

I think I do usually pay like $7 each for seals. Though I'm sure you could get seals (and other parts) much cheaper on line, the price of this package makes me wonder, too.

On the other hand, the only reason I have to be skeptical of their quality is that the price is so low...
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