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Old 05-06-2020, 04:49 PM   #1
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Bearing Questions

I have a 2018 Wildwood DBK27.

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*What are the best bearing brand?
*How do I know which bearing kit to buy? I called e-Trailer and they said I have to look on the old bearing. That means I couldn’t preorder them to cut down on the work. Is that correct?
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Old 05-06-2020, 04:55 PM   #2
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I wouldn’t replace the bearings Unless you’re sure they are shot. I would pull, clean and inspect them. If they’re ok, repack them and you’re good to go. You might want to pull a hub to get the number off the seal and pre-order them.
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I wouldn’t replace the bearings Unless you’re sure they are shot. I would pull, clean and inspect them. If they’re ok, repack them and you’re good to go. You might want to pull a hub to get the number off the seal and pre-order them.
I've been reading too many bearing fail horror stories...
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Dont change a bearing without replacing the inner race in the hub. If you havent been there before,leave it to someone who has. They are "wear mated" and shouldn't be mixed up
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Dont change a bearing without replacing the inner race in the hub. If you havent been there before,leave it to someone who has. They are "wear mated" and shouldn't be mixed up
Thanks for the advice. I was going to buy the whole kit. I heard Timken is a good brand. Is that about right? But, I will not replace unless the others are bad.
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Going with Timken is the right move. Check to see if the factory sticker is still on the axle. If it is a Dexter axle, write down all the numbers and call them. They can find a record of the exact axle that is on your rig from the serial number and give you the necessary info to get new kits.
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Thanks for the advice. I was going to buy the whole kit. I heard Timken is a good brand. Is that about right? But, I will not replace unless the others are bad.
One of the first things I did with my trailer is pull the chinese bearings and replace with US made Timkens I bought on Amazon.
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