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Old 11-29-2018, 05:01 PM
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SKF BR930361 Hub/Bearing assembly installation log. Bare with me as this may take a week or so to get around to completion.
So i ordered a set of SKF hub/bearing assemblies from Summit Racing. Not the cheapest of choices but i have had good success with Summit.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/skf-br930361


They arrived today quietly and unseen amidst the anarchy of a Lowes dishwasher delivery complete with miscommunication by the delivery person not knowing anything about "installing" the dishwasher.
But anyway i digress. On to the unboxing.





It's important to note that the SKF BR9320361 kit DOES NOT come with the spindle bearing retaining nut.



Its apparent the Hub casting itself is made in the USA, not that thats good or bad necessarily, but its nice to know some people still have their jobs here in the US.


The bearing itself seems to be made by NTN out of Japan. I prefer the Japanese bearing over Chinese or Taiwanese bearings simply due to the fact that Japanese companies on average seem to take great pride in precision. HOWEVER that being said, i am somewhat discouraged that the outer wiper on the bearing seal is not contacting very well on the inner race. Although im sure the inner seal wiper is.




Anyway. more photos and updates next week... Stay tuned
 

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Old 12-04-2018, 12:53 AM
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Apparently made of white gold or some other expensive rare soft metal. or possibly tinfoil
 
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Yea funny you know the cheap one I purchased came with a new nut 4 years no problems.

Sometimes cheap works its just a hub with simple bearings but yea I know I usually buy the good stuff myself.

The key to success is torque it down very important over torquing will kill a hub ASAP many on this forum have made that mistake and needed to replace the hub in one year.
 

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Old 12-04-2018, 10:48 AM
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Yea funny you know the cheap one I purchased came with a new nut 4 years no problems.

Sometimes cheap works its just a hub with simple bearings but yea I know I usually buy the good stuff myself.

The key to success is torque it down very important over torquing will kill a hub ASAP many on this forum have made that mistake and needed to replace the hub in one year.
So true. Using a torque wrench is important for these. Torque was 185 ft-lb for the Timkens I installed a while back. Super easy job on a 2WD truck. https://dodgeforum.com/forum/2nd-gen...-bearings.html
 
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Old 12-04-2018, 05:57 PM
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Well, it's official... i'm no longer saving money doing it myself.


Oh Well, new tools are always nice.
 
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Getting ready for the attack, nice flat surface to work on. Parking brake on?...Check!
 
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One of the most surprisingly useful tools in the whole garage.
 
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Old 12-05-2018, 02:32 AM
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Humm...wrong side??

Just checked the other side, it also seems fine. Its SO loud on the road though. guess its a weight related thing.
 

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Just checked the other side, it also seems fine. Its SO loud on the road though. guess its a weight related thing.
I went through the same deal. You won't be able to tell anything spinning wheels by hand. Brake assembly causes noise. Once you remove the hubs, you will see how dry they are. You could have rented the tools for free upon return. And I believe you need a 36mm socket, at least that's what worked on my 03, 2WD.
 
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