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    Hi All,

    I need to replace two wheel bearings. The front driver side and rear passenger side. Im looking at rock auto and considering the Centric ones. Anyone have a preferred brand?
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    I've been using Delco's, as they have a 5 year warranty here in Canadaia-Stan.
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    I've always run the Timken brand on my FWD GM stuff. I drive a lot and haven't had any strange issues with them. Not sure on the warranty as I just change em out and move on. Just my .02.
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    I had a 98 Riviera (same drivetrain basically) and went through a few cheap wheel bearings from autoparts international but they kept going bad.

    then i bought Timken bearings and never had another problem.
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    ...Although.. I have renewed respect for Delco parts lately.. They make a metal impeller water pump for another car I had where the OEN was a plastic impeller in a nightmare 20hrs water pump job..
    plastic my ass, i went with the cast iron impeller..

    You'll probably be fine with either.
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    I only go with Timkin or SKF
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    ive had timeken delco and many other cheap brands all have let me down except for those 2
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    I replaced the front pass side bearing on my '99 Grand Prix 5 years ago (i.e. 15 year old OEM) with a Mood bearing. It is shot in 5 years. I'm going with one of the recommended brands above.
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    I replaced both of my fronts with Moogs also 4 years ago and have one going bad. Figures they only have a 3 yr warranty

    I'll also be looking at other brands.
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    firstdue: I replaced my Moog with Timken and the car passed MA inspection with flying colors. I would recommend Timken instead of the Moogs. Perhaps Moog has had a bad batch or quality issues; 4-5 years is waaay too short for a bearing life.
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    If you ask me the W body bearings are under-engineered. All brands can go back in short time or survive for a very long time. Some people will say it's because of the varying torque specs, but I'd disagree there too as I've always gunned the axle nut on while others who had quicker bearing failures torqued perfectly etc.

    Look for a bearing with a good warranty, plan to replace them and they'll likely last longer than you think
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    For $102 rock auto has ACDelco with a lifetime warranty. $24 more than the Timken with just a 12 month warranty.

    Anyone have experience with Mevotech? I see they also have a lifetime warranty and only around $94
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