Question is simply this, should I stick to the OEM Exmark spindles for my Lazer Z or go with a generic/aftermarket like the Oregon products I see for sale. The OEM are +$80 more but if they are going to last longer and run quieter/smoother I would go that route. I had bad success with an older spindle made for a scag mower a few years back so that's why I figured I would see if anyone had experience with Exmark spindles. I replaced one last year, due to time constraints I went with OEM and its been flawless but if I can save a bunch of money id go that route. Also is it needed that I replace the entire assemble or can should I get the housing with bearings and re-use the shaft and pulley? I guess that will also depend on the wear to the inner of the spindle. Just picked up a backup mower and the discharge side spindle is looser then I like so I am considering options to get it all cleaned up and ready to mow. Thanks!