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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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unit berrings

So, if you were going to build a axle from scrach would you go with regular serviceable hubs with drive flanges or unit berrings??? what are the strength differences between the two???? other pros/cons besides being able to repack wheel berrings? i'm leaning torwards the unit berrings for pure simplicity and weight.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Unit bearing r way more expensive and will wear out way faster than properly set up serviceable bearings
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:42 PM   #3
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What axle are you talking about? Not all unit bearings are created equal.

I love the unit bearings on my ultra 4 racer. They are the 99-04 Ford Superduty unit bearing, made by timken. I think I have 10 or 11 races on them. 4300 lb vehicle, at WOT in harsh woops, jumps, rocks, etc. Still on the first set (eventhough I don't leave the house without spares).
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #4
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Unit bearing. they last 180K miles on a 8000lb ford, guess how long they will last on a lighter weight Jeep. The ease of trail repair, i need 3 sockets to replace a shaft and there is no grease to deal with on the trail. they have come way down in price. They dont stick out near as far. We even are using them in rear full float axles. I designed one that uses a 35 spline flanged axle too. The hub doesn't stick out hardly at all. But opinions are like belly buttons, everyone has one and most of them stink.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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Unit bearing r way more expensive and will wear out way faster than properly set up serviceable bearings
Oem quality unit bearing (or better) > servicable > autozone/ebay junk unit bearing...


Seems most of the horor stories i have heard regarding unit bearings start with someone buying shittay parts.

It takes 3 sockets 15 min and a jack to pull an axleshaft. Another 8 seconds to pull spare shaft assy from back of jeep and another 15 min to reinstall.

In my situation ill pass on servicable bearings.


If the op posted more detail there may be more input.
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Old September 12th, 2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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can we get a pricing matrix just for giggles? and do you make them in different bolt patterns?
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Old September 12th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #7
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Were you asking me?

8 on 170mm, 8 on 6.5", 6 on 5.5", 6 on 5.5" are available
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yeah, you guys peaked my interest with durability claims. Now I'm curious to see what the price/convenience difference is.
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for a stock front under 200 (Timken) 240 ( moog) each
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for a stock front under 200 (Timken) 240 ( moog) each
Superduty D50/60? If so, thats a great price.
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