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Front Wheel Bearings/Hubs

Searched this forum and many others trying to find best options for replacement bearings. I do a lot of highway driving and have 257k on my OEM bearings. Not interested in free floating conversion at this time, but maybe in the future..

I already read that MOOGs are made in Korea, talked to NAPA who told me Timken made overseas as well, and their top of the line is SKF BRG BR930507 which he told me are still made in SKF factories, but couldn't tell me where those factories are. Clearly some are made in Mexico and from what I read, other places as well. The NAPA rep told me the difference between the economy grade and heavy duty is that the bearings are bigger. So is the price.

https://www.napaonline.com/en/search...eel%2Bbearings

Here's the thing, the same BRG BR930507 bearings on Amazon are $180 vs $295. Anyone bought these off of Amazon? Could the markup be that big?

I don't mind paying $600 for bearings that will last a while, I just don't want to pay more than I need to.

Any help is appreciated.

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I bought mine from autozone and bought the 2 year warranty ones. Every YEAR I change all u joints, steering components, ball joints and wheel bearings in the front regardless if they need it for free. Peace of mind and if you're that far along on OEM, you'll be pulling them back off to do axle u joints if you haven't already. I just do everything at once every winter and I have no worries about any failures ever. Peace of mind about driving 80k miles a year makes it a cheap and easy decision.

Skf is OEM, the moogs are only good for about 80k in my experience. My problem with skf is the warranty, autozone doesn't hassle me at all even replacing good used parts so it just makes sense. I'm also a mechanic, that kind of changes my opinion some since I can redo the whole front end in about 3 hours and free alignment.

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Got mine from rockauto and I only buy SKF for my truck as they made them for Mopar and they lay the longest. Every SKF hub/bearing I’ve bought for a ram have been made in Mexico.

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I just replaced the right one with a timken. Don't remember the part number but the box and the hub said made in Spain. Bought it from rockauto for about a 1/3 the price that orielly wanted!!

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Rock auto will have the best prices with amazon right behind them and with the free shipping, usually makes amazon the best price and quickest delivery. I have put in two timken assemblies and they had play out of the box. I went with moog last time and they were both and still are tight, but I havenít got many miles on them yet. I didnít pay attention where they were made and amazon had the best price.

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Installed several SKF's .
Quality unit and no issues .

It has become a global economy , you have to get over where a part is manufactured to some extent.
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I'll be the Odd Man Out....I stuck w OEM since first two lasted 100k miles!
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I'll be the Odd Man Out....I stuck w OEM since first two lasted 100k miles!
OEM is SKF
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