Rear wheel bearings - going bad around 90 000km

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    Rear wheel bearings - going bad around 90 000km

    Check out these little gems hey, same style as you will find the crank bearings of any push bike .....

    Huge seals with lots of drag, could have thought of a more fuel efficient design and since the bearings bear straight onto the metal (not proper races) the metal isnt as hard as it should be and pits and you get a lot of noise. Not rebuild able as the areas the balls run on are just crap metal

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    Unfortunately, a lot of this stuff is just 'cheaper' to build so that it's tossed.

    What did you replace it with? Anything good on the aftermarket stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlouie View Post
    Unfortunately, a lot of this stuff is just 'cheaper' to build so that it's tossed.

    What did you replace it with? Anything good on the aftermarket stuff?
    Volkswagen? Constant issues. 1999-2005 continuous issues. The 2006 we had, Jetta, several times and inside wheels to curb [salt/dirt]. Cheap metal and bearing surface finishes. Reprocessed steels. Etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closed Case View Post
    Volkswagen? Constant issues. 1999-2005 continuous issues. The 2006 we had, Jetta, several times and inside wheels to curb [salt/dirt]. Cheap metal and bearing surface finishes. Reprocessed steels. Etc.
    That's what I hear a lot about VW but yet there are so many crazed VW fans out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Closed Case View Post
    I would not go for a rebuild, but a a full wheel hub assembly centric. Or maybe that's what you've done.

    2013-2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Wheel Hub Assembly - Driveshaft & Axle - Centric, Rear 13-15 XV Crosstrek Wheel Hub Assembly - 122238-05364989 - PartsGeek
    I'm hoping that there is a 3rd party replacement from one of the after market performance companies out there.... But after looking at Parts.Subaru.com, I don't think one is available as this part is only used on the XV, Forester and normal Imprezas from 2012 forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlouie View Post
    I'm hoping that there is a 3rd party replacement from one of the after market performance companies out there.... But after looking at Parts.Subaru.com, I don't think one is available as this part is only used on the XV, Forester and normal Imprezas from 2012 forward.
    Something may come, its a complete piece of rubbish, there would have be a far better seal option which would increase fuel economy a LOT, and that's just the start. Then there is the matter of the bearings themselves - woeful

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