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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.

Thanks.

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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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Re: Timken wheel bearings

Following this!
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:33 PM   #5
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Re: Timken wheel bearings

Any updates were they Timken?
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