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Old 01-07-2010, 12:41 PM
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Front Hub Assy - which bearing better?

Hi guys....I just bought a 2002 F350 SC dually 4x4 from a dealer (off this site) and after 557 miles the left front hub assembly is shot! My question is which bearing have you guys found to be a better quality assembly - Timken or National (Federal Mogul)??? The Timken hub assy is twice the price of the National and I'm just wondering is the Timken that much better and longer lasting? I think while I have this whole thing apart I will install Warn Premium hubs and possibly upper and lower ball joints. The truck only has 77k miles on it and I'm NOT too happy to be doing all this already. I appreciate the education and assistance this site offers!

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Rick
Pittsburgh, PA
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:20 AM
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I used the cheap ebay hub assemblies and when the got to the house, turns out they have timken bearings in them!
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I manage a shop. The timken are hard to sell. But when they come back in 6 months for a bad bearing or better yet when the cheap ones have a bad speed sensor from the start it is a lot easir to convince people to buy the timken. Go for the timken. Besides most OE bearings are timken.
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Thats kinda how I thought.......I normally go for the quality part because in all the years wrenching, you get what you pay for! Federal Mogul used to be (and maybe still is!) a decent part, I was just curious that the price was almost double for the Timken part. While its all apart I am going to replace all of it....hub bearings, ball joints, rotors & pads and maybe lock-outs. Then I know it should be good for quite a while hopefully!
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