Beware- Timken Bearing assemblies
Driver side front wheel bearing needed replaced, so I had AZ order me a Timken as opposed to using their Duralast brand which I assume are made in China. Last I knew Timken were made in the USA too, which I like a lot more. Figured $20 more for made in the USA and a better part was worth it.
Got everything apart today at lunch and ready to go back together. First thing I noticed on the Timken bearing assembly is that it is now stamped "Slovakia", NOT USA. Second, they are not threaded correctly and the stock bolts will not fit the new Timken assembly. I wire brushed the threads to clean them up before trying too. I read of someone else having this problem too, but was hoping that was a fluke.
Now I am stuck using the duralast brand and I guess hoping it lasts. I am going out of town this Friday an cannot wait to order some from rock auto or 1A Auto.
His: 2000 WJ, 2.5" BB, mx-6 shocks, Rancho 5000 Steering Stabilizer, 245/75/16 MTRs, 1" addco rear sway bar, 9005 fog upgrade
Hers: 03 KJ, 5-speed, 245/70/16 General HTS
WTB: 1 Timberline wheel or a set of JK steelies