For those that are interested...
The factory wheel bearings I pulled out from my MY2002 WRX are made by NTN with p/n 4T-CRI-08A01 stamped on them. Looking at NTN's website, the dynamic load rating is 75,000 lbs. They also have two other p/n's (4T-CRI-0823 & 4T-CRI-0881) that have the same overall dimensions but dynamic load rating is much higher at 82,500 lbs. See http://www.ntnamerica.com/Engineerin...00_Tapered.pdf
. Scroll down to page 30 for specs.
I wonder if these bearings are better than the factory spec'd units and if they are available to the general public.
Gary Sheehan, have you ever looked into this in your previous Suby life?