09-08-2014, 02:14 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Total Cats: 41
Latest wheel hub trends, i.e., whats hot?
Yes, I've searched. Most of the posts have since become dated looking at what the parts suppliers are supplying.
I'm currently repainting the the control arms and spindle casting and now seems like an appropriate time to address the wheel bearings. My OCD desires new shiny parts; however, the once 'NTN' bearings are not $140+ and the Timkens have disappeared of RockAuto.
The car will see the occasional AutoX day on 15x8 6ULS with the stickiest street tires I can afford (e.g., Rivals, RS3, ZZII, etc.) so it is not as if the hubs will be torchered with 20 minute sessions on 225 hoosiers.
So, do I:
- Throw my perfectly operational 75K mile OEMS back on?
- Suck it up and repack the OEMS with fancy grease at the risk of ******* up an expensive seal?
- Buy cheapo Dorman bearings which are like **** and worse off than 75K OEMS?