replacing wheel bearing. cheap or expensive?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by grass disaster, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    napa discount pricing
    br930470....$215
    pbr930470...$115

    ebay
    br930470....$150
    513188....$37.00

    prices are out the door prices...shipping and tax included.

    2006 gmc envoy denali (wifes ride)
    she drives about 5,000 a year.


    i can do the job myself. is the high price bearing really that much better?
     
  2. BigFish

    BigFish LawnSite Gold Member
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  3. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. piston slapper

    piston slapper LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You only put about 5000 miles on it a year....
    Save some money and slap in the least expensive quality bearings you can find...
     
  5. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah. Works from home.

    I'd hate to have it fall apart going down the highway tho.

    I might buy the one off ebay for $150.00 and be done with it...looks like I can do the job myself. So that will save me about $150 in labor.
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  6. Camaro865

    Camaro865 LawnSite Member
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    if your gonna spend a lot of money spend it on an acdelco part, its what comes stock when new. otherwise all the aftermarket stuff is cheaper because its not going to last as long, but thats not to say it wont last long enough.
     
  7. laman

    laman LawnSite Senior Member
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    How many miles did you get before bearings went bad...
     
  8. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    80,000. We just bought it so who knows how long its been going out.
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  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Napa is always more expensive than most other places, but they generally carry a higher quality bearing.

    I go to Motion Industries. Check your neighborhood for it and see if you have one close. http://www.motionindustries.com/motion3/jsp/mii/index.html

    They always carry the best quality bearings for a reasonable price. I just did two bearings on one side of my big truck. I think I didn't spend more than 200 or so for two bearings, and two races. (full floating rear axle).

    Even Advance auto had bearings for my truck, decent quality, but had to be ordered and were twice the price.

    The bearing were also Timken, so I knew I was getting a quality bearing. If you don't have Motion Industries in your area, I'd see if there is any other equivalent shop around.



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  10. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
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    ordered the timken from amazon $140.00 with shipping and tax.

    sure beats the $250 napa wanted for same quality part
     

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