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post #31 of 42 Old 03-28-2010, 10:38 AM
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I bought my 2010 Sahara Unlimited in January. I kept my 2001 TJ which is the strip model with the 4Cyl engine (of course it's been extensively modded). There is no question that the JK has some superior engineering updates. It feels solid and rides much nicer. As someone who has been under the TJ extensively.. (and i have replaced my non-servicable Timken bearing units in the TJ as well...) the JK may have some crap parts in there (so did the TJ) but the engineering updates are noticable and greatly improved.

That being said...i drove my TJ around town yesterday for the first time in almost two months...and it feels like driving a tractor or a go-kart in comparison to the JK. I absolutely LOVED it. I'm keeping BOTH!!!


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post #32 of 42 Old 03-29-2010, 06:36 AM
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It would be nice to learn more about the VIP hubs.
I see Quadratec has OEM hubs for $125 with a 12mo/12000 mile warranty. if we could get an upgraded version for less money, that would be bonus!

I've been suspecting my right side unit bearing recently. On a straight or a left-hand curve, there seems to be a growl from the front end.
On a right-hand curve, the growl goes away until I straighten out again.
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post #33 of 42 Old 03-29-2010, 06:59 AM Thread Starter
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It would be nice to learn more about the VIP hubs.
I see Quadratec has OEM hubs for $125 with a 12mo/12000 mile warranty. if we could get an upgraded version for less money, that would be bonus!

I've been suspecting my right side unit bearing recently. On a straight or a left-hand curve, there seems to be a growl from the front end.
On a right-hand curve, the growl goes away until I straighten out again.
I am researching the Timken hub. More to come on that.

How many miles on your '07?
Jack up that corner and remove the wheel/tire.
Spin the hub by hand to see if it feels rough, or has any play.
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post #34 of 42 Old 09-25-2010, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Update (belated):

The hub Timken sells for the JK is made by ILJIN, the same as the OEM hub.
Several e-mails to Timken asking why they make tapered roller bearing hubs for other vehicles, went unanswered.

The good thing is it has a lifetime warranty, and is under $100.
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post #35 of 42 Old 09-24-2014, 08:51 AM
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Imagine that. Further evidence the JK is made out of crap in the cheapest way possible. Very good posts with very good information. I knew I was not wrong in my assesment that although the JK's overall design is very good, it is executed so cheaply that it ruins the potential greatness this generation could have had.
If you compare the JK to any other vehicle(obviously within the same price point) of the same generation it fares rather well and is not built any "cheaper". And the JK is certainly not built any cheaper than the TJ, YJ, or CJ, that preceded it. As a matter of fact it is better in some areas and arguably not as good in others. The I-6 vs V6 is a moot point when you consider that all vehicles had to become lighter and more fuel efficient & safer. Every vehicle I know of that has existed for any length of time has evolved into an entirely different vehicle when compared to the original version. I believe it's been proven that a JK can wheel with the best of em, and better than most if not all that's out there today.
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post #36 of 42 Old 01-19-2015, 01:11 AM
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Changed my unit bearings this weekend and thought I would post what I used.
These are Moog parts that appear to be the same Iljin parts that all other suppliers including the original equipment are branding as their own. I got them through Amazon for $76 each > http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Ronjenx, Please confirm that they are the same as you have seen.
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post #37 of 42 Old 01-19-2015, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Changed my unit bearings this weekend and thought I would post what I used.
These are Moog parts that appear to be the same Iljin parts that all other suppliers including the original equipment are branding as their own. I got them through Amazon for $76 each >

Ronjenx, Please confirm that they are the same as you have seen.
That is the same as I have seen. As far as I know, Iljin is the only company making the unit bearing for the JK.

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post #38 of 42 Old 08-10-2015, 05:59 AM
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That is the same as I have seen. As far as I know, Iljin is the only company making the unit bearing for the JK.
Not only Jk. I guess for all jeeps.

Here is hub for my wj
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How long do wheel bearing typically last with stock mud terrains and 1.5nch spacers?
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post #40 of 42 Old 08-11-2015, 10:42 AM
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Do you have a link of where to get the Timken bearings, and do they come with wheel studs?
I got my Timken bearings from RockAuto

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post #41 of 42 Old 08-12-2015, 12:14 PM
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How long do wheel bearing typically last with stock mud terrains and 1.5nch spacers?
Depends. No great answer. I have over 100k miles running 33-35's. Some don't make it that long.
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post #42 of 42 Old 08-15-2015, 09:02 AM
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125k on my OEM bearings running various oversized wheels and tires since new.
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