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Old 08-22-2016, 11:40 PM   #1
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Timken wheel bearings

Well, after some effort I couldn't determine with certainty what my 8-lug axles came off of and I need ball joints on the front, so I went ahead and picked up original front and rear axles for my 72 K5. I'm going through the front axle, front diff and shafts seemed okay, but I want to replace the wheel bearings, calipers, rotors, etc. while I have it torn apart. I'm dead set on some Timkens made in the USA - I looked at National from Autozone but they were made in China, so no go. I'm having trouble finding a set from the typical retailers.

I didn't find anything on this in the forum here. I did find an entire front axles set (Torque King, quad4x4.com) out of Montana for about $100. I also found Timken Set 45 and Set 37 on RockAuto but they're cheaper than all the cheap bearings that may or may not work.

I know I'm not the only guy who's put wheel bearings on their rig and I know everyone wants Tinkens, so I'm hoping someone can provide a part number and source.

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:37 PM   #2
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Re: Timken wheel bearings

I went ahead and ordered the RockAuto bearings. I hope they're made in the USA.

In case anyone else is interested I ordered 2 each of:

Timken Set 37 (front inner bearing and race)
Timken Set 45 (front outer bearing and race)
Timken 442380 (wheel seal)

Grand total with shipping was about $50. It's a great deal if the bearings are made in the USA!
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:35 PM   #3
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Re: Timken wheel bearings

I will follow along and see how it turns out.
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Old 08-24-2016, 06:55 PM   #4
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Following this!
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:33 PM   #5
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Any updates were they Timken?
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:53 PM   #6
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Did the bearings work out for you.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:09 PM   #7
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Re: Timken wheel bearings

I know this is old thread. But
I don't think Timken is made in USA anymore.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:42 PM   #8
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I ordered a set should be here Monday and will let you know.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:54 PM   #9
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Re: Timken wheel bearings

I've got Timkens this week and they are 50/50. Now they say "Assembled in USA" on some boxes but, all the bearings are still showing "USA" on them. Moog is the same way, they have stuff made all over the world and it is a crap shoot to which one shows up at your door. I buy Timkens from Rockauto and never had any issue.

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