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I have a 2007 2500 4x4 with the 5.9. The truck only has 45K on it and already my front driver side hub is shot. What manufacturers out there make hubs for these trucks that actually last? At Napa, the new hub assembly is like $257 and built in mexico by SFK or SKF? Anyone have experience with these?

Is it possible to just replace the bearings within the hub? I find it to be a joke that you have to buy this whole assembly with ABS sensor just replace something as simple as a bearing. I'm not gonna be happy if I'm gonna have hubs going bad every 45k.

Wanna hear from the guys who know the best bang for the buck out there.
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the hubs are a sealed unit (cant just replace bearings). My driver side went out last year. I replaced it with a timken unit for about the same price that napa quoted you. Stealership quoted over 500 for the part. Dont know much more than that.
 

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I have had the NAPA hubs on my truck for about 15k now with no problems. They back their parts for life, I wouldn't worry about it.
 

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The Napa part I got a quote on was their premium part and only provided a 1-year warranty. I only put on about 20k per year, so a 1-year warranty doesn't mean anything to me. I'd go and buy that part today if you said you had 100k on it with no problems.

Timken? I'll look into it. How many miles have you put on that hub?
 

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I got Orileys to price match summit racing and got liftime warenty made in the U S A bearings for $162 each out the door tax and all!The funny thing is if i would have got them through summit i would have had to pay shipping and handling, wait for the mail and all sorts of stuff.They have only been on my truck for 10,xxx miles or so (4 months) but so far so good!
 

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I'll be calling Oriley's tomorrow. $162 with lifetime warranty sounds like a deal. I wonder what company builds the part.
 

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you had could call summit tonight as to get the up to date price and they can tell you all about the bearings. summits phone # is 1-800-230-3030.
 

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Remember that is only bearings!!! That is why it is so cheap. If you want to go that way then it is all yours. I bought the NAPA because everything is brand new, and a full unit.

The green store and Vatozone cut corners like that, but it saves people money. I wouldn't call it a bad part, I don't like being cheap on my truck when I can get a brand new unit.

Also before you do that, there was a service announcment on the stock Dodge hubs saying they CAN fail under extreme heat. Even though I have not heard of that happening, NAPA claimed to fix the problem with their updated hub.
 

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Remember that is only bearings!!! That is why it is so cheap. If you want to go that way then it is all yours. I bought the NAPA because everything is brand new, and a full unit.

The green store and Vatozone cut corners like that, but it saves people money. I wouldn't call it a bad part, I don't like being cheap on my truck when I can get a brand new unit.

Also before you do that, there was a service announcment on the stock Dodge hubs saying they CAN fail under extreme heat. Even though I have not heard of that happening, NAPA claimed to fix the problem with their updated hub.
What are you talking about? these are all complete hub assemalies . ie wheel bearins, abs sensor wheel studds i dont know how much more you expect.
 

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I stand corrected, maybe it is just the 1500s that they sell the bearings for.

Shipping weight 10lbs? Its been a while since I did it but I remember it being in the 20-30# range... Could be wrong.
 

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Remember that is only bearings!!! That is why it is so cheap. If you want to go that way then it is all yours. I bought the NAPA because everything is brand new, and a full unit.

The green store and Vatozone cut corners like that, but it saves people money. I wouldn't call it a bad part, I don't like being cheap on my truck when I can get a brand new unit.

Also before you do that, there was a service announcment on the stock Dodge hubs saying they CAN fail under extreme heat. Even though I have not heard of that happening, NAPA claimed to fix the problem with their updated hub.
Hey. just wondering, did you think about using the EMS hub conversion? You can unlock your whole front end & bearings last forever because they are the conventional style, if one did go bad though they are only about $40 bucks & basic hand tools.
 
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