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Unread 06-06-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
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Superior 1 piece axles bearing kit unavailable.

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


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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:28 PM   #2
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Ouch, that's not good.

Don't get nervous though. All of the parts you need are common parts. I'm sure the bearings, the seals and all can be bought at a bearing supplier.

The hard part is figuring what the right numbers are. If you can get a part number off one of the bearings it can be cross referenced.

Try Googlin. You'd be surprised what you can come up with.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:30 PM   #3
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If they're timken bearings, someone will stock them.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:36 PM   #4
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Do you have the spacer ring?

I'm pretty sure the bearing set is Timken # 9. The seals are Jeep parts. The part that MAY give you problem is the retainer ring.

I would call Moser and throw yourself on their mercy and ask them flat out if their set will fit Superiors. Who knows
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #5
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I dont have any of the parts. I took it apart over a year ago.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 09:39 PM   #6
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I know I can get the seals no problem
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Unread 06-07-2013, 06:36 AM   #7
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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.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 04:59 PM   #8
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Pirate and an Xterra forum both saying the same thing; Superior fell off the face of the earth.
Wow. I recently bought one piece axles. I couldn't decide on Superior or Moser.
Glad I chose Moser.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 07:08 PM   #9
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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.

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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #10
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http://autoplicity.com/products/9634...ptartment.aspx

One left in stock!
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http://mudflaps.com/i-8380566-superi...FfA7Mgodz0EASw

There's 2 available here so you can do both sides. Hope that helps.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:30 AM   #12
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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

http://www.quadratec.com/products/52401_100.htm
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^^^And this specifically fit your SUPERIOR axle?^^^ That would be wonderful news.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 04:06 PM   #14
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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
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Unread 06-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #15
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Thank you Thank you!!! Just ordered 2
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