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 Post subject: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:57 am 
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excellent prices and fast service!

found them using Google.

GT front wheel bearing $7. $42 at Autozone
Metro front wheel bearing $4. $22 at Autozone

On Sunday at 5pm I ordered 14 bearings and 4 seals
free shipping on orders over $50
was shipped the next day. gave me the UPS tracking#
had them in hand Wed AM

all boxes were correct but one contained the wrong seal
I called and was told they would email me a return UPS label
which I received in 30 min.
I stuck it on an envelope and inserted the box w/seal.

they sell rotors also.

http://www.hubbearing.com/index.html

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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:38 pm 
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How is the quality of the parts?
I'm looking to get bearings and seals to do my brake upgrade of my 92'
(damn inner seal ID is different!)

Hubbearing.com has great prices and I see Timken Sku's displayed but on the checkout screen the manufacturer is someone else.

Dave

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:43 pm 
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Update: I see they are selling 'parts plus' brand bearings.
Also this website is the same as carparts.com, same prices too.

I'm deciding whether I want to take the chance with them on bearings or not.

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Tue Apr 27, 2010 1:04 am 
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yes my packing slip said carparts.com .

The bearings looked fine.
Their home page says they have built their 50 yr old business upon quality parts.
The tech who pressed them in had no complaints.
They are sealed on both sides and their is a separate inner seal. (91 Metro)
I guess I have 300 mi on them now.
I notice the car rolls easier now. :D
I'd buy my nest bearings from them.

but check back with me on the return.
I sent the seals back to them with their UPS label on the 16th.
2 day delivery.
+4 working days
they have not processed my Paypal credit yet.
:huh:

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the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:21 am 
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xrw44 wrote:
yes my packing slip said carparts.com .

The bearings looked fine.
Their home page says they have built their 50 yr old business upon quality parts.
The tech who pressed them in had no complaints.
They are sealed on both sides and their is a separate inner seal. (91 Metro)
I guess I have 300 mi on them now.
I notice the car rolls easier now. :D
I'd buy my nest bearings from them.

but check back with me on the return.
I sent the seals back to them with their UPS label on the 16th.
2 day delivery.
+4 working days
they have not processed my Paypal credit yet.
:huh:


Good to hear. Napa wants $38 for 2 seals so I can use the 2000 knuckles in my 92' metro.
At Hubbearing.com I can get 2 inner, 2 outer front seals, 2 front bearings for the 2000 knuckles, 4 bearings for the rear drum and rear seals for $8 more.

I guess I should get one more seal to push the price to $50 for the free shipping and just order it all tonight.

Thanks for the feedback!
Dave

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:00 am 
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yes order an extra seal because
1. save 10-15 in shipping
2. the correct box had the wrong seal inside and it cost me 10 at Oreilly.

my 1991 fronts ea had 1 inner seal. Are you sure yours has 2?

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the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:28 pm 
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i got the refund today
that's good in my book.
:D

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the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:04 pm 
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xrw44 wrote:
yes order an extra seal because
1. save 10-15 in shipping
2. the correct box had the wrong seal inside and it cost me 10 at Oreilly.

my 1991 fronts ea had 1 inner seal. Are you sure yours has 2?



1 inner + 1 outer for each knuckle
Figure to get up to their $50 free shipping I should just replace all the parts when I'm in there.

Dave

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:40 pm 
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JellyBeanDriver wrote:
I should just replace all the parts when I'm in there.
Dave

if we can afford the extra $4 :lol:

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looking for:
the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:29 pm 
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xrw44 wrote:
all boxes were correct but one contained the wrong seal


Hey! Any chance you marked the wrong seal box with an 'X' ?

If so, looks like they resold that wrong seal to me!

Because of your post I bought 3 seals thinking I might mess one up installing it or they would send me a botched seal.
Today my order came and each of the 3 seals is different. 2 are the 'same' with slight differences in construction but the OD and ID are the same. The 3rd seal is completely different - has a metal collar and is much taller though the ID looks the same. This one was in a box that has the correct pn on it but also had an 'X' in pen.

All the bearings I got were made in China. Finish looks good.
All the seals were made in Taiwan. The front outers seals match and look like what I would expect. The front inners though, the 2 that look 'right' are still odd looking compared to my stock seal.
Here's a picture of the RockAuto SKF 19090 seal.
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This is what the matching Hubbearing seals look like on one side.

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 12:08 am 
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Okay, here's the 2 types of seals I got. After looking at the oddball for a while, I think it's fine - just has a guard around it.
Glad I got it actually as I couldn't tell which side was supposed to face inward (I'm use to the spring facing in, but with these seals it faces out!)

I received 2 of these
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1 of this oddball seal
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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 6:18 am 
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JellyBeanDriver wrote:
xrw44 wrote:
all boxes were correct but one contained the wrong seal


Hey! Any chance you marked the wrong seal box with an 'X' ?

If so, looks like they resold that wrong seal to me!


YES I did !
now write wrong contents all over it!
:roll:

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looking for:
the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 5:00 pm 
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xrw44 wrote:
JellyBeanDriver wrote:
xrw44 wrote:
all boxes were correct but one contained the wrong seal


Hey! Any chance you marked the wrong seal box with an 'X' ?

If so, looks like they resold that wrong seal to me!


YES I did !
now write wrong contents all over it!
:roll:


PRICKS!
Here's 'your' seal that you returned to them. Those dogs.
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Did they refund your money or did they send you a replacement? I know that you said they emailed you a return label and you bought locally replacements.

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 5:09 pm 
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Hey!

Did you get 2 WRONG seals? and X'd both boxes?

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 12:41 pm 
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they offered free replace but i had purchased locally for $10 :cry:

so they did a refund -- mentioned above

2 may have been wrong. i sent back 3 seals. i may have marked two boxes with "X".

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looking for:
the time i mispent in my youth

daily driver: red 1991 Metro 3cyl 5sp, roof rack, 8 degree advance,
got 61 mpg combined on 14" tires but i prefer 12"

completed frame up restoration: black 1994 Swift GT 5sp -- like new ! 45mpg


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 Post subject: Re: hubbearing.com
PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 11:44 pm 
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Did my brake upgrade which included changing out the OEM front bearings with a pair from Hubbearing.com
(the junkyard knuckle, the inner balls were not shiny but a little dull. Looks like it may have been doing out/overheating).

Afterwards, the assembly wasn't completely silent when I rotated it. Not rough, no clicks, just not as quiet. I wonder if the finish isn't as smooth as OEM?

On the road I 'think' I hear bearing noise but can't be sure it isn't the junkyard tires. The Metro is so noisy anyways, it's hard to tell.

Dave

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1992 Geo metro, 1.0L 5spd, 511,000miles on original engine & trans
- First time engine work at 456K miles, bad headgasket. Rebuilt head, Felpro gasket installed.
- knuckles/hubs/brakes/13" wheels from a 2000 Metro, running 175 70R13
- New bearings and 1st/2nd synchros at 440.5K miles.
- MPGuino
- Averaging ~ 51MPG these days


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