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    2wd/4wd hub/front bearings???????

    wanted to know if there is any difference with the 2wd front bearing/hub assembly compared to the 4wd? i know that the 4wd ones have the teeth for the axle, but can i use a 4wd bearing on a 2wd spindle?

    i am upgrading to the 98+ spindles for the better brakes and wanted to buy new bearing b/c one is shot and if i replace one i might as well replace both, but the 2wd bearings are $200+ and the 4wd bearings are only $70+

    anyone know what the difference is between the two?
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    no the 4x4 hubs are not meant to hold all the stress of the vehicle weight. if you run the front hubs with no half shafts your bearing will break, guranteed

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    ok thanks.............i wasn't sure of what the difference was
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazin4low View Post
    wanted to know if there is any difference with the 2wd front bearing/hub assembly compared to the 4wd? i know that the 4wd ones have the teeth for the axle, but can i use a 4wd bearing on a 2wd spindle?

    i am upgrading to the 98+ spindles for the better brakes and wanted to buy new bearing b/c one is shot and if i replace one i might as well replace both, but the 2wd bearings are $200+ and the 4wd bearings are only $70+

    anyone know what the difference is between the two?
    you mean the 4wd bearing was 200 and the 2wd was 70 right?
    diffrence is the 4wd has sealed bearings inside a hub assembly, where as the 2 wd has individual bearing inside a race that are exposed
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKBLAZIN View Post
    you mean the 4wd bearing was 200 and the 2wd was 70 right?
    diffrence is the 4wd has sealed bearings inside a hub assembly, where as the 2 wd has individual bearing inside a race that are exposed
    no the 2wd bearings are 200+ and the 4wd are 70+.........i'm talking about the 2nd gen blazer bearings..........on the 1st gen blazers yes the 2wd are 70 and the 4wd are around 130
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKBLAZIN View Post
    you mean the 4wd bearing was 200 and the 2wd was 70 right?
    diffrence is the 4wd has sealed bearings inside a hub assembly, where as the 2 wd has individual bearing inside a race that are exposed
    98+ blazers got upgraded brakes witha sealed hub bearing unit. this is what he is talking about.

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    so i need 2 new bearings and i have been looking around for the best price............anyone used the dorman or japan/china made hub bearings......some guys on ebay are selling the dorman jap bearings with a life time garuantee.....just not sure if i want to use jap parts and take the chance....i mean life time warranty, but not sure how relyable these guys will be
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    the warranty will disappear once you get the part...

    just buy from a parts store and keep your receipt.

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    yeah that's what i'm afraid of, but all the hubs at the parts store are 1year and about $200 a piece.........any thought on the dorman NTP bearings
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    if its going to last through the first year, chances are it will last 4 or 5.

    1 year warranty is better than none at all.

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