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Old 06-02-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Napa / Altrom Main Bearing Sets


I am rebuilding an ej25d and I am looking to replace the main bearings. My question is how are the Napa brand / Altrom bearings sets quality wise compared to the OEM bearing sets.

I was looking around and couldn't really find any answers. The price is considerably less than OEM which already has me a little worried about their quality.

Any input or another source I should try would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #2
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I'd do OEM for something as important as bearings.

Try subaru-parts-dealer.com

or try subaruparts.com
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Old 06-03-2010, 03:36 AM   #3
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Compare the NAPA cost to bearings from King and Clevite. Both have EJ25 spec bearings, both are big names in the business.
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Old 04-25-2011, 07:12 PM   #4
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Default Altrom=OEM

Altrom is the OE Import supplier to Napa. If Altrom sells a part it's because it's OE on the car, not OE equilvalent!
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