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Old 02-17-2014, 03:11 PM
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Question unit-bearing D44

Im going to change my front hub assembly or unit bearing i think some people call it also.
my jeep is a rubicon 57k km and they went bad. they don't have play or anything but after a 20 min drive they start to sound and i just removed them and they seem to be dry and maybe because last year i did a lot of water crossings and i got stuck for over 40 min and my front diff was underwater. (YEAH I CHANGED ALL THE FUILDS!)

but now im going to apply the jeep rule why to change it when you can upgrade!!.

is there any upgrade available? i want them to be strong and to handle all the abuse that im gonna trow at them!!.
price is not a problem.

or should i go with the stock ones? what brands to avoid? what is the best brand? timken? mopar? crown? omix? any other?

thanks for your advice.

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Stock ones rarely fail, I would just replace with stock

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:31 PM   #3
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Go with Timken unit bearing hubs, they're a very good brand. The hubs for your D44 and D30 are identical and interchangeable.
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so i will go with timken! thanks!!! but are you sure there aren't any upgrades?
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Timken is a solid choice for anything bearing related. I've had good luck with Moog as well, for hubs at least.
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Timken for sure! Don't try and save a few bucks by getting the cheaper Autozone duralast brand or something similar..their junk!
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so i will go with timken! thanks!!! but are you sure there aren't any upgrades?
The only "upgrade" is lock out hubs. They are expensive and have specific uses, not something that will benefit most people.

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