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EJ22 Legacy Wagon Wheel bearing Febest

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#1 igammie

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Posted 22 August 2014 - 02:51 AM

Has anyone tried these?  Can anyone vouch for them?

This is the link for my car: http://www.amazon.co...d=A6JK0PO3GJYXY

 

If not I'll buy the Timken part from Rockauto.

 

FYI the Amazon part is $34 including seals and snap ring.  The Rock auto is a lot more as you purchase each part separately.

Thanks in advance.  As you know the job sucks I don't want to save 50% and do it again next year.  Pressed bearings suck!



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Posted 22 August 2014 - 06:45 AM

Looks like a good kit.



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

It is cheap; but, that isn't enough to make me try it...

If someone else can vouch THEN, I'll take the chance?



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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:19 AM

Might be willing to try?

http://www.subaruout...shing-rear.html



#5 Fairtax4me

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Posted 23 August 2014 - 10:42 AM

For wheel bearings, going cheap means you'll do it again in 6 months or a year.
If you're only keeping the car for another year that's fine, but if you plan to keep it for several years just buy a good bearing.

Seals will be separate but any new bearing will come with a new snap ring. If you buy a new bearing that is sealed, the seals don't matter.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:10 AM

I agree completely; I was just thinking of trying the Febest in case they were worth it.  It could save people a bunch...

 



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 12:32 AM

Given that it is an seventeen year old car that has done 260,000 miles I think there is a good chance that the seals will have dried out and since I am taking the hub to pieces the extra cost of replacing seals is small compared to the increased life of the new bearing?  Same reason I'll do both sides unless it looks like it was done before I go car (once I have it apart).



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 02:31 AM

Thanks Fairtax4me; you helped me reach the right conclusion.  I ordered the Timken parts today.  I ordered one complete set of seals, that I'll return if not needed.



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 04:28 PM

Ughh...

 

Timken Sucks.  Americans trying to do metric.........and crappy seals too......the Febest kit would be better.

 

Koyo FTW......can't beat the OE product.







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