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Old 11-10-2019, 04:22 PM #1
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Cool Need New front Bearing which one to choose ?

Hi everyone Il need new front bearing André dont know which on to choose,
Some Will tell me Toyota only at 400$each. I found Some koyo at 200$ for a set of 2 with thé seal, an auto part near where I live tell me that skf si thé Way to go at 95$ each and there is Timken that did à great job on my last truck,102$ on Rock auto.
What is thé best choice, if I dont have thé money for the Toyota one but I dont want to redo them next year.
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You could use these bearing available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2t8rSH7

If you're interested in doing the job yourself, watch this video to know how to get the knuckle off and back on your rig. Just skip past all the stuff related to replacing the upper ball joint.



To learn how to do the required press work, watch this video:

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Koyo would be my go-to, but overall any of the manufacturers you listed are reputable and our trucks don't typically have front bearing issues so they should last.

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I bought the Timken bearing off rockauto for $62 each. Was very pleasantly surprised when the bearings were stamped KOYO in a Timken box. Everything (all numbers and markings) was the same as the factory bearing that I removed.

After some research, it looks like Timken bearing are made by koyo.

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Nothing is worse that driving around with bad front bearings. That rumble can drive you nuts.
You always can swap in a spindle from the recycle yard for a temp fix. It can buy you time to save up and do the job properly down the line. And on the plus side, if your doing the job yourself, it will save you on the down time by just swapping in the rebuilt spindles when your ready.
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Man I was about to post to ask something similar.

I see this site called Blue Pit Bearing, the guy seems to be considered legit from what I can read. But I don't see a specific hub/bearing assembly for the 3rd gen 4runners, so my question was are any of them universal for toyotas? Like From the 4th gen or some of the sequoias?

https://bluepitbearings.com/products?olsPage=t%2F4x4

Seems like a good deal to just have the whole thing, this is what I did with my 2nd gen taco about a year ago. Though that was from a dude on tacoma world.
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Hi everyone Il need new front bearing André dont know which on to choose,
Some Will tell me Toyota only at 400$each.
Unless I'm operating the computer machine wrong, the front wheel bearings for the 2002 4Runner are $79 each at Camelback.
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Man I was about to post to ask something similar.



I see this site called Blue Pit Bearing, the guy seems to be considered legit from what I can read. But I don't see a specific hub/bearing assembly for the 3rd gen 4runners, so my question was are any of them universal for toyotas? Like From the 4th gen or some of the sequoias?



https://bluepitbearings.com/products?olsPage=t%2F4x4



Seems like a good deal to just have the whole thing, this is what I did with my 2nd gen taco about a year ago. Though that was from a dude on tacoma world.
In the 3rd gen platform the bearings are pressed directly into the spindle itself. Overall a much better more robust design than the bolt-on hub assembly that they switch to in the newer platform. The trucks rarely have issues with wheel bearings, I've changed 2 of them, both on trucks that had over 300k miles, and to have a set ready to bolt on and go would mean sourcing a separate set of spindles, buying all parts, either pressing or having them pressed in (your typical at home shop press usually won't cut it.) easily a 600$ + endeavor for something you may never need.

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In the 3rd gen platform the bearings are pressed directly into the spindle itself. Overall a much better more robust design than the bolt-on hub assembly that they switch to in the newer platform. The trucks rarely have issues with wheel bearings, I've changed 2 of them, both on trucks that had over 300k miles, and to have a set ready to bolt on and go would mean sourcing a separate set of spindles, buying all parts, either pressing or having them pressed in (your typical at home shop press usually won't cut it.) easily a 600$ + endeavor for something you may never need.

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Ah shoot. Well, is it not worth it even to do the press swap in the name of preventative maintenance? Trying to make sure my girl is good for th long haul.
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In the 3rd gen platform the bearings are pressed directly into the spindle itself. Overall a much better more robust design than the bolt-on hub assembly that they switch to in the newer platform. The trucks rarely have issues with wheel bearings, I've changed 2 of them, both on trucks that had over 300k miles, and to have a set ready to bolt on and go would mean sourcing a separate set of spindles, buying all parts, either pressing or having them pressed in (your typical at home shop press usually won't cut it.) easily a 600$ + endeavor for something you may never need.
Are you saying a 20 ton press won't handle this bearing press job? I know it's a tricky setup to do but I thought the 20 ton would work when the time comes.
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Harbor Freight 20 ton press is what I used. Had to make a couple press plates, but it worked really well. I think it was about $150 after coupon and tax.
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