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Old 09 Mar 2008, 08:27 am
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Default Wheel bearings and bushings ???

I have a 05' vert and have been told that I have a front wheel bearing with too much play.

I plan to replace both front bearings and possibly the front suspension bushings.

I have two questions is there a recommended aftermarket brand for these? (I know that OEM are junk) and second should I change all of the bushings at once VS just the fronts?
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Old 09 Mar 2008, 10:46 pm
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Default Re: Wheel bearings and bushings ???

let me tell you if you are doing the bushings on your own they are not easy. set aside a whole day. the hard part is fitting them into their place. i know mechanics use a pressurized machine. we managed to get them in by using a slightly wider hollow 2 inch pipe that fit around the rim of the bushing and acted as a middle man then hammered the pipe, pushing the bushing into place. hope that makes sense
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 12:24 pm
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Default Re: Wheel bearings and bushings ???

Hey if you go to harbor freight and spend 29 dollars on a ball joint press, it looks similar to a big "C" clamp it works great for pressing in and out the bushings good luck. copy and paste the link in you tool bar

I have this tool and have abused it to no end it is a quality product

Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

I also think that if the wheel bearings were that worn out that they would be making a growling noise
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Old 10 Mar 2008, 12:35 pm
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I went with carquest premium bushings always go premium
havent done wheel bearings on it yet
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