South Africa

South Africa
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15 June 2010

Front and rear wheel bearing's

Eventually a batch of wheel bearings have arrived for a new life rolling Range Rovers around town and  country side. Dealer prices on these hub units is around R7900 and that's just plain mad.

At any time we have two front and rear hubs in stock with new bearings pressed in.
If your Range Rover has 160 000km or more its time to replace these hubs, some will argue that this is not true but once you replace the hubs you'll soon understand and agree to feel the difference.
After replacing front and rear hubs on my own P38 it has made a very noticeable difference to fuel economy, performance and overall feel of the vehicle.

We send the hubs to a engineering company for bearing replacement, this company have made up a few special tools to ensure quality replacement and they understand our strict quality requirements, its one of the reasons why we deal with them is because their standards are naturally high.

Once the old bearing is pressed out of the hub, the unit is then sand blasted using glass, cleaned and then a new bearing pressed in, finally a nice coat of gloss black paint is added for protection and even here we don't use cheap paint.

We offer these as a exchange only.
Your hub must be original and no attempt to remove the old bearing.
If your hub is not in original condition we are unable to do a exchange.

Front and rear in stock, see parts section for pricing
NOTE: Hubs are sided (pics of front only)

Refurbed hub

Every corner is sandblasted, rust is a metal destroyer


Even the flange face is sand blasted

New bearing within hub


The final product, spray painted for protection


And another boring picture of a hub

All back together, what a difference

*Previous attempts by customers pressing out old bearings have resulted in the hub unit being warped thereby making the old hub useless as it has been distorted by heat, special jigs have been made up to ensure precise fitment of these bearings which require extreme force to press out and press in new bearings, heat can and does make the steel loose its tension ability and if a bearing is pressed into a de-stressed hub the bearing outer race will soon work loose resulting in premature failure.