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GMT400 Front wheel bearings - OEM or aftermarket?
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Hey all,

Been a long time since I posted. Ms Beastly has been running well and faithfully. I've been through a couple of rear ends, some fuel pump relays and a bunch of other little stuff that a 20 yr old truck might need. Still a ton of fun to drive her, though.

I am in the middle of a complete front-end rebuild: Control arm bushings, tie rods, Pittman and Idler arms, ball joints and steering box rebuild.

I figure that while I'm at it, I'll replace the front wheel bearings.

Question: do I spend $45 each for the Amazon replacement? http://a.co/fKOGnxN

OR

Do I spend 3 times more for the AC Delco replacement? http://a.co/buNkhae

I'd hate to spend $300+ when I can get away with $90. Then again, I'd hate to do the wheel bearings again in 10 months.

Anyone have any experience with these?

TIA

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Ac delco don't make bearings themself.

All depends on the actual bearing brand imo.
timken, skf?

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CrazyHoe wrote:
Ac delco don't make bearings themself.

All depends on the actual bearing brand imo.
timken, skf?


True, although the assembly includes the ABS sensor and the bearing housings. I thought that quality matters on these two for fit and function....

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Neither include the sensor they have the abs tone rings, any of them will fit however the quality of the bearings is what counts, but even the delco units are going to be aftermarket, if it was meI'd buy the cheapest because they aren't hard to replace and you can replace them several times with the cheapest verses one delco , however the timken are the best

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I just posted my disappointment with AC Delco on another thread. These days they seem to rebrand the cheap aftermarket stuff. So you may end up getting the same 'quality' regardless of the premium that you pay for AC Delco.

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Most of the guys I know have the moog wheel bearings, and I haven't heard any complaints from them.

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