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Old 10-09-2013, 11:28 AM   #22801
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Well I forgot about it so I needed it this week. I won't be placing another order with BMA until late November for my front wheel bearings.


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Old 10-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #22802
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They have FRAM and STP for $16-17.


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Edit: oh you mean wheel bearings. Yes I've been researching that. I need to make a trip there to view the brand. Is it the duralast ones that are *** or the Timken?
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:45 AM   #22803
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Edit: oh you mean wheel bearings. Yes I've been researching that. I need to make a trip there to view the brand. Is it the duralast ones that are *** or the Timken?
Timken.
They are $44 at my local autozone.

I ordered one from BMA somewhere around $80.
I got one from auto zone $44.

Both timkens.
And the actual bearings: F.A.G.s in both.
Some have reported to get koyo bearings when they buy it at autozone, but koyos are good too.

I will do a pictorial comparison when I get the fuel pump sorted out. Both bearings are resting in the trunk along with that 46mm socket.
Tip: Get the 46mm socket from amazon. Its $12.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:50 AM   #22804
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My Timkens were f.a.g.s. Just check the box.
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:51 AM   #22805
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I have the socket. I bought everything other than the bearings months ago.

So is the Timken a 100% rate of *** or Koyo? I'm going to pick them up soon if that's the case.


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I have the socket. I bought everything other than the bearings months ago.

So is the Timken a 100% rate of *** or Koyo? I'm going to pick them up soon if that's the case.


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no guarantees. don't worry about what it says on the outside of the box. ask the autozone guy for all the wheel bearings he has and use your eyes to look. buy the one you want.

did you also buy dust caps, shields etc
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #22807
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Yes. I mean everything when I say everything haha.

My AZ will not have the Timken there probably. Do they make you commit to buy if they order from their distribution center?


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Old 10-09-2013, 12:02 PM   #22808
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Labor laws in TN where I grew up, won't even allow more than 18 working hours per week for people under 18 I think. haha.
Texas.. SMH. Also I worked with some crooked ass Hispanics so they knew there ways around to getting more hours..


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Yes. I mean everything when I say everything haha.

My AZ will not have the Timken there probably. Do they make you commit to buy if they order from their distribution center?


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They can order it from another store. My nearby store didnt have it so they ordered it from another store about 20 miles away. Yah, I was not going to drive 20 miles and back to get the bearing. Lazy.
But I had to pay before they ordered it.

You can always return it if you dont like it, right then and there.

You can check the availability on their website with your zip code.
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I used her as a dump truck.

(After finding out how much the fees are to dump dirt in a landfill in CA - ridiculous - I am slowly dumping it in my dumpster at work at the rate of one Target plastic tote per day in my trunk.)

I think I need this former ZHP:

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Old 10-09-2013, 12:56 PM   #22812
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I used her as a dump truck.

(After finding out how much the fees are to dump dirt in a landfill in CA - ridiculous - I am slowly dumping it in my dumpster at work at the rate of one Target plastic tote per day in my trunk.)
fee to dump dirt? That's nuts. I can walk half a mile and dump all the dirt I could ever want
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(After finding out how much the fees are to dump dirt in a landfill in CA - ridiculous - I am slowly dumping it in my dumpster at work at the rate of one Target plastic tote per day in my trunk.)
just drive anywhere in the canyons. theres tons of dirt areas
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^ looks good.
Always thought the roof bar with those 3 plastic plates at the bottom are for the front.

Edit: Now you need a bike rack(or whatever rack you need to use those bars) and a fairing. Be prepared to hear the wind noise above 40mph and may be around 2mpg decrement.
Currently hunting for an OE ski rack myself
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Something about unused roof racks REALLY bothers me.


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needs sheet rock and trim, couple coats of paint.


oh the roof rack, diggin' it.
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Eh why would I drive 20 miles when the dumpster is right here at work?

It's going a bin at a time either way...
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