Hello I went to order a bearing kit,Superior part# EV20KIT, for my superior 1 piece axles on my Amc20 axle and it appears they are unavailable. It looks like superior went out of business. I tried the phone number on the website and I just get a constant busy signal. I also went by the address on the website since I was in the area anyways. There is a new business at this site and the man working there said superior used to be there.
What are my options now. I just have the bare axle shafts and empty axle housing ends. I cut the old bearings off the shafts. The kit was supposed to have an inner seal, outer seal, retainer ring, bearing, and a spacer. Im not sure what bearings, spacers, and retainers will work. I guess worst case, I could buy another set of axle shafts. thanks Ray
Last edited by rays84cj7; 06-06-2013 at 04:51 PM..
Tag for part numbers. I have a set of Superior 1 piece axles in the shop that came (uninstalled) on an extra AMC20 I bought. I was going to put them in when I install a truetrac in the rear of the green Jeep, and needed the bearings/seals. Only thing I have is the shafts and the retainer plates.
Pirate and an Xterra forum both saying the same thing; Superior fell off the face of the earth.
85 CJ7 258, borla header, Team Rush, MC2100 ,optima batt, Warn 8274, agr super box 2 & pump, T5 w/ B&M shifter, centerforce 2, superior 1 piece axles, warn hubs 2.5 in lift, 31" BFG MT
Ok I found the old spacers that go inside the axle next to the inner seals. Now I think I only need to worry about the bearing retainers. From what I've read, The bearing retainer for the superior axle shaft is a machine down version of what comes with Timken Set 9 Bearings. According to this thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/su...-needed-741713 The width of the rings are .375", the OD is 1.938, and ID is 1.370. Hopefully I can take the rings that come with Set 9's to a machine shop and have them machined down. Another post says (NOT inside diameter, or outside diameter, but thickness to 0.300" thick, about half of factory Timken Set 9 thickness)
I think there's alot of Superior 1 piece axles out there, so im sure this is going to be an issue for many. I would be interested to know if the Moser retainer and spacer would work. This axle has been sitting in my garage for a long time. I wasnt in a hurry to order the bearing kit because I figured Superior has been around a long time and wasnt going anywhere. Wrong!! It weird that their website is still up.
Last edited by rays84cj7; 06-07-2013 at 07:14 PM..
After I hand grenaded my one piece bearing I bought this kit comes with everything you need. With a genuine timken bearing. Spacer etc all looked to be the same size as the superior one. It's the replacement bearing and seal kit for a crown one piece axle
Yes this specifically fit the superior axle. Used the 2 seals, spacer, bearing, and bearing retainer (machined one that was 1/2 as thick as what comes with the set 9). Did not use the studs as mine were still fine but they looked to be the same. I guess the knockoff's are good for something