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Old 07-18-2013, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hub Swap / Rear Wheel Bearing Question

My Bird has 54k on the ticker. I am thinking about a hubswap, and have a question about the rear bearing. When I have the hub pressed out, can I just have the new cobra hub pressed in and leave the wheel bearing as is? Only 54k, I'd rather not replace them unless I have, but also I don't want the thing falling apart on the highway. Is it okay to keep the bearing as is?

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Old 07-18-2013, 05:56 PM
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I don't believe you should reuse one after you remove it; the removal process does not support the bearing real well.

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I didn't plan on removing the bearing, just the old hub, and then inserting a new hub. Bearing would stay put in the knuckle the entire time.

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Once you disturb this part its best to replace the bearing if doing a hubswap.

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I don't believe you should reuse one after you remove it; the removal process does not support the bearing real well.

When I pressed mine out it sounded like a gun went off when the hub gave way. No way in hell I'd trust those bearings after that.

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