Originally Posted by pdippel
Yeah, I am kind on leaning this way. No play in the bearings, and no noise from them even when I am hard on them on driving an off-ramp but it's the only thing left to replace. Currently at 105K What finally made you decide to replace the bearings?
Can't give an answer on what changed on the alignment because I always ending up replacing something between them. The car would drive so bad I thought there was no way it was just an alignment.
It was somewhat of an deductive hunch for me, it wouldn't take long for getting shudder in my brakes after i would replace pads and rotors. Also to note, 5x100 hubs are no way near as durable as the 5x114's as i was pointed out visibly on a friend's 04STi.. and from reading up the brakes, suspension, steering forum. Hopefully upon inspection your hubs are still good to use. For some folks they find out much too late and have more expense. Pull the hubs off yourself and take them to a machine shop to press new bearings and seals in.