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Old 10-13-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hope this is the right section to put this in, if not sorry mods it seemed like the right one.

I've got to do my front wheel bearings and it seem quite a few people are using th timken bearings I'm wondering if anyone has or would use this kit.

http://m.1aauto.com/subaru-wheel-hub...r/i/1ashs00744

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:00 AM   #2
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id rather buy from subie dealer with a friendly discount or subieguenuineparts.com.

Kits like that look sketchy. Besides are you like me and need that hub? ...because you drove around on a bad wheel bearing and a axles nut that loosened like I did? I have reused hubs and they are not needed. However, I usually buy it with the bearings because if the hub is bad I dont have to wait for a new one.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:10 AM   #3
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Hope this is the right section to put this in, if not sorry mods it seemed like the right one.

I've got to do my front wheel bearings and it seem quite a few people are using th timken bearings I'm wondering if anyone has or would use this kit.

http://m.1aauto.com/subaru-wheel-hub...r/i/1ashs00744

What do you guys think?
I don't see who manufactures these parts.

I have tried no name bearings(Auto Zone Duralast, made by an unknown manufacturer) and they just didn't last at all. They only went 6 months before crapping out (I got my money back).

I've had very good luck with Timken bearings though Rockauto.
I've done 4 sets going this route without a problem.

Your hubs may or may not be shot. As was said, unless you ignored the bad bearings for a while, you may be able to reuse your original hubs. It's a bit of a gamble as you won't know until you pull them and put a caliper to them.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:14 AM   #4
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That's not really a good deal.
Can get Timken bearings, Dorman hubs, and National seals for less than $120 shipped from Rock Auto.

If your bearings are gone, just replace the hubs. I can't justify the Scooby cost of $100 per hub. Especially if the axle goes bad, I've found once the original torque clamp is removed from the hub/bearing/stub axle the bearing will not last, which just scores the hub surface and a new bearing will be loose on the old hub.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:36 PM   #5
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Default Black grease spattered inside my wheel, need help

I have an 06 WRX Limited and im hearing a scraping sound and theres black grease all over my wheels, idk know if its a bearing, an axle shaft seal, or what. has anybody else experienced this? I haven't taken it apart to see what it is yet. also I was gonna buy wheel bearings but I wasn't sure if the bearings on the WRX Limited were the same as the STi wheel bearings.
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:40 PM   #6
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I have an 06 WRX Limited and im hearing a scraping sound and theres black grease all over my wheels, idk know if its a bearing, an axle shaft seal, or what. has anybody else experienced this? I haven't taken it apart to see what it is yet. also I was gonna buy wheel bearings but I wasn't sure if the bearings on the WRX Limited were the same as the STi wheel bearings.
Do you have play in the brake pedal? If you press the brake pedal and it goes to the floor but then you release and it catch's you need a new wheel bearing.

Don't know about the grease though.
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Old 10-29-2014, 07:46 AM   #7
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I have an 06 WRX Limited and im hearing a scraping sound and theres black grease all over my wheels, idk know if its a bearing, an axle shaft seal, or what. has anybody else experienced this? I haven't taken it apart to see what it is yet. also I was gonna buy wheel bearings but I wasn't sure if the bearings on the WRX Limited were the same as the STi wheel bearings.
Describe the scraping sound. Front, rear, sides? Rhythmic to wheel speed? Increase or decrease if car is loaded/unloaded side to side? What happens if brake is applied?

Grease on inside of wheel/wheel well sign of a split CV boot. Jack car, put on jackstands, remove wheel. Carefully inspect CV boot for a split - sometimes hard to see - so spread the ridges looking for a split.

I use OE parts from the local dealer and after a 15% discount and no ship fee usually end up paying a bit more. Use your VIN to find the right part for your car - if you have an OE drivetrain.

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