View Single Post
Old 04-25-2002, 12:12 AM   #13
Scooby Newbie
Member#: 7790
Join Date: Jun 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Redmond
2009 wrx


Originally posted by dead-eye
I'm currently having the same problem but I'm not sure which rear bearing it is. Why is the Legacy bearing better than OE?
The Legacy bearing is a double tapered roller bearing, where the Impreza bearing is a double ball roller bearing.

I think tapered roller bearings are better at handling side loads.

Otherwise, the two bearings are identical on the outside, exact same dimensions. I don't know why any dealer wouldn't use them. When I went to buy a bearing, they asked me if I wanted the Legacy one instead.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg bearing.jpg (25.8 KB, 204 views)
Joelk is offline   Reply With Quote