Wheel Bearings

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by WHTEVNM, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. WHTEVNM

    WHTEVNM New Member

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    Just ordered a bunch of front end parts for a 2003 explorer sport, and those WJB's were 1/4 the price of the MOOG's. I tried to research them some, and saw a lot of negative reviews, some pages even had pictures of the differences in thicknesses (WJB was a lot thinner material where it mattered). When I redid the Mustang front end this summer, I bought Timkens. I don't think I would flinch at only $20 more each for a better rep'd brand.
     
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    MOOG or Timken thats the only two I'd trust. I put timken front wheel bearings in my 95 a few months ago, no complaints. You MUST torque the nut to around 220 ft lbs with a torque wrench.
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    What 5ohh said ^^^

    Moog is the way to go with anything I've come across so far. All my front end components in my Silverado and Mustang are Moog. It's not often you can tell a ball joint from one another - You know a Moog ball joint.

    Timken are among the best bearings I've come across in my 27yrs around. Everything from BMX bearings back in the day, bearings for my Dirtbikes and whatnot, and even bearings I've used at work in the plastic injection industry.
     
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    Timken all the way....worth the little bit more you spend.
     
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    OEMs are KOYO I believe. Cant go wrong with KOYO or TIMKEN bearings. Another good one is SKF and FAG/Schaeffler (Germany).
     
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    Yes! I'll quote someone who has been rebuilding 8.8's for years: "Bearings need to say Timken on them or I won't use them".
     
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    whiplash473 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    To add onto this, I'm a plastic injection toolmaker and all we use is Timken. It's proven to be the best for many years.


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    I'll second that.
    I work in Aerospace. We supply MOOG for aircraft components and they are also top tier.
    I look for Timken (Fafnir) first, but for other applications SKF, FAG, NTN are all good choices.