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you guys think these bearings will compare to the OEM ones?

They are the same size as the OEM ones ( 40x80x18mm )

Bearings for cheap

Just seems like a lot less expensive option. Oem units run 30 or more each.
 

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you sure cause i thought i read they were sealed.. im about to go cut one off and find out..lol

maybe one side of the honda's are sealed and the other isnt.

Ill read into it some more.
 

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ok so with that being said... do you think that one is that much better than the other to cost 4x more than the other??
 

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ok so with that being said... do you think that one is that much better than the other to cost 4x more than the other??
Much better I don't know. I would have to see the ratings of the bearings and compare. Good bearings are not cheap. In something like a trans, its a pain in the ass to take it in and out to replace a bearing.

That bearing might take the abuse but will it take the life cycle?
 

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GEEEEZ a bearing of this importance for only $5???? I would RUN

I guess it is. I was thinking of a different bearing.

You were right the first time. OEM diff bearings are NOT sealed. That picture only shows the front side of the bearing.

Here's a couple pics I took.

Front

Back
 

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I wouldn't substitute a rubber shield bearing for a full metal shield. They generally don't support as big of a load.

Also considering how much work it is to drop the tranny, remove the lsd, pull/press bearings... Is it worth it to save a few bucks on a questionable bearing?
 

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well, im not personally planning on using these since i get a pretty good discount from a mananger at honda.

Anyway im just trying to see some points that others have about these.

The bearings honda sells are made by a company NTN. You can search them on google and all they do is make bearings. Same as the company that sells them on ebay.

So NTN sells to honda for less honda jacks price up... buy from the original company save money right??

Only reason i asked is i stumbled on those other bearings just wanted to see what everyones opinion was
 

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I agree with your logic. Just need a bearing intended for your application. I'd suggest checking bearing prices at a carquest. carquest owns worldpac which is the distributor for many oem parts in north america. so you can probably get the exact same bearing for cheaper than it would be if you got it from honda.
 

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Keep in mind not all bearing manufacturers build good bearings. Some bearings cannot even stand up to the low loads, so you can imagine them under high stress loads.
 

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The rubber seal on that bearing on ebay is not bad, it doesnt really matter if its rubber or metal because it has no load. I dont really know that brand of bearings but if I were to use a different bearing manufaturer than what Honda uses then I would use SKF. SKF makes some really fancy stuff for the higher end of manufacturing and with ISO standards they're the best, and you could probably used them as jewlery, but I'm sure they would cost more than what Honda charges.
 
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