Ok, it's ok if it scratches up the tube a bit? All of the bearings I looked at at all of the stores came with a race and they said they would fit. I ended up ordering them from a local drive line shop instead. The guy at the shop said they were the Dana 44 HD bearings and seals.
The 3 jaw is exactly what I need but I am stuck with what I have here as the wife and I just got into a fight and I doubt she wants to help lol.
slam the new bearing and race in there and run it.
never seen one blow up like that. the one i have sitting here in front of me has a seriously solid outer race compared to that tin crap. the rollers are also held in place by snap rings, not pressed over 16g metal.
'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.
Yea, there was a cage and spring that held the bearings in that came flying out all over that turned my satisfaction to anger. On the race it has "Torrington" stamped into it. Well it makes me feel good that I didn't screw anything up yet.
f.a.g. bearings are very high quality. use a ton of them at work.
f.a.g., timken, skf, ntn are top bearing makers.
torrington is the type of bearing that is technically called.
What about National bearings? That seems to be all that is around here unless I wait until Tuesday. I just thought the abbreviation was funny with the F.A.G. Even funnier if you are telling someone what kind of bearings you run in your rear.
Just to reiterate what has been said before, the part numbers at the auto stores all are wrong for the wheel bearings for the 44a. I just looked around on Napa, Autozone, and Oreillys and just typed in 5707 and the right part came up. At the store searching under my vehicle make and year, it brought up a bearing for the dana 44hd(wrong part) and a part for the 35c which looked like the one I have. Since it said 35c I did not buy it but it is the right part. So the 5707 for the dana 35c is the part for the 44a. Makes me want to pull my hair out, such a simple thing and they got is so wrong.
Look how stupid this is. These are the correct part numbers that fit my 98 zj. Autozone even has the rear wheel bearing listed as a tranny bearing.
Autocrap has the Timken bearings but not the seals. Oreilly has the National bearings but cheapo Mastercraft seals. Napa across town has both for more money. Unbelievable hassle for such a common thing.
Funny, the late night guy at Oreillys said to me that "it's the bearings that matter , not the seals". Lol what the heck is going to happen when I use cheap seals with good bearings????? I would be up the creek in 6 months doing this all again.