Re: Front wheel bearings
Timken, SKF, and NSK are likely the most popular brands carried by the good resellers. The cups and cones from these manufacturers are interchangeable.
There is some Chinese stuff out there but I would recommend staying away from them. If you go into Lowes or Pep Boys check out the trailer section. They will have them packaged for trailer repairs since they are the same parts. Most are made by Peer, a Chinese manufaturer/importer. In an emergency, broken down in BFE, they will work fine as a temporary measure.
You can also buy the bearings from an idustrial distributor such as Motion Industries, Kaman Industrial Technologies, and Applied Industrial Technologies. These companies will likely be selling only Timken products since they dominate the industral aftermarket for tapered roller bearings. These sizes are also very commonly used in industry. I would stay away from McMaster Carr for these parts since they have a much different inventory and purchasing system.
You will need the following part numbers:
Inner: LM67010 cup, LM67048 cone. May be listed as LM67010/910 for a cup and cone assembly. Also known as a Set #6 or A6. You will need two of each.
Outer: LM11910 cup, LM11949 cone. May be listed as LM11910/949 for a cup and cone assembly. Also known as a Set #2 or A2. You will need two of each.
You will also need two pcs. Federal Mogul P/N 8705S inner hub seals. Timken now owns National Seal Company so there's a good chance you may get a "Timken" seal.
Your's were Koyo's, who is owned by Toyota. They are a pretty good part as well. They are likely #2 or #3 in the U.S. for automotive aftermarket inch series tapers. The anti-dumping regulations for Japan and Sweden (NSK/Koyo and SKF) keep the prices artificially high in the United States, to the benefit of Timken but at the cost of the higher consumer prices.
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Last edited by CarlC; Aug 5th, 06 at 11:11 AM.