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#1 Old 01-28-2013, 01:53 PM
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Hub Replacement: Brand Name?

For those of you that have replaced your hub bearing assemblies, which brand did you go with?

Doing mine ASAP along with a reseal job for my transfer case.

So far I've found:
Autozone (Timken) -- $175.99/ea 3yr warranty
Autozone (Duralast) -- $109.99/ea 1yr warranty
PartsGeek.com (Timken) -- $253.90/pr 1yr warranty
RockAuto.com (Timken) -- $236.61/pr 1yr warranty
RockAuto.com (Beck/Arnley) -- $211.25/pr 1yr warranty
BuyAutoParts.com (Generic) -- $189.95/pr 1yr warranty

The guy at BuyAutoParts.com swears his in house generic bearings are just as good as Timken. Has sold over 450 and has had less than 1% come back. These hubs can get pretty cheap but I don't want to put crap ones on there and have to replace them after the 1yr warranty expires.

Another buddy of mine said he'd go for the BuyAuroParts.com assemblies as "hub's are kind of hard to screw up". Figured I'd reach to the MO forum experts for another opinion.

What does everyone think? Which is the best bang for the buck?

After 142K miles, my MO is history. Now sporting a loaded silver 2012 Ford Edge Limited with 20" wheels.
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I bought the timken's for both sides when the wheel bearings went out.. from partsgeek.com. It was about $100 +/- ..same exact piece as autozone's. The price difference is HUGE and the hubs/bearings run flawlessly.
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When my hub bearing expires this is what I'll get
Timken HA590046 Axle Bearing and Hub Assembly : Amazon.com : Automotive Timken HA590046 Axle Bearing and Hub Assembly : Amazon.com : Automotive
. But you said you need it now......almost sure this will only take 3 days or so. Good luck.
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When my hub bearing expires this is what I'll get Timken HA590046 Axle Bearing and Hub Assembly : Amazon.com : Automotive. But you said you need it now......almost sure this will only take 3 days or so. Good luck.
Wow...add that to the list then. RockAuto has the lowest shipped price for Timken's. I called them earlier today and asked for a discount. They just posted a new 5% discount code. Helps a little bit.

Looks like the Beck/Arnley brand is also a contender as well.

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^^^ Yup same part number. I think it was more like $120 on partsgeek as well, cant remember exactly.
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I used RockAuto.com (Timken) -- $236.61/pr 1yr warranty

Totally satisfied, fit perfectly.

Hope this help
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Sounds like Timken is the consensus so far.

Anybody else?

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So to follow-up...

I went with the Timken bearings from Rock Auto. They seem to be the best by consensus not only here but at many other car/truck forums. Got them replaced yesterday and man what a difference. My MO is actually quiet rolling down the road.

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I bought Timken from Amazon for about $118.00 an side. I used the free two day shipping.

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So to follow-up...

I went with the Timken bearings from Rock Auto. They seem to be the best by consensus not only here but at many other car/truck forums. Got them replaced yesterday and man what a difference. My MO is actually quiet rolling down the road.
I am glad you got it done. I bet your Murano feels like a new ride now.

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It seriously does! I put up with the howl from the front/left hub for a long time and got used to it. Now it's like I almost miss it!

It definitely feels better driving down the road as well. I wonder if a worn front hub would contribute to a slight shimmy now and then. I have yet to take it out on the highway, to test it at speed, but definitely can tell a difference right off the bat.

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i just replaced both front hubs as well as the power steering hose. i also dealt with the howling from the front hub for a month or so and am very happy with the results of the hub replacement. it ended up being the driver side hub. i went to rock auto and got 2 "pro" brand hubs for 102 dollars shipped. They come with a 2 yr warranty so i figured what the heck. it was a little odd to get these for that cheap when every other hub is over 100 bucks. but they look like a quality hub and with the 2 year warranty i figured it was worth it.
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Just for future reference, I've used Timken bearings for years - they are consistently good quality.

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So far so good for my Timken bearings. I'm surprised how quiet my MO is! I put up with bearing howl for a very long time.

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