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Front Hub Replacement - Mileage

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by Dlayne, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. Z71Tahoe2004

    Z71Tahoe2004 Member

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    2004 Tahoe Z71; 4WD; 5.3L Flex

    Anyone have advice on replacement brand for front hubs? I've been replacing my front suspension with Moog parts, but have become a little leery of Moog stuff because of the trouble I've had with tears in the ball joint cuff on the upper control arms (happened on both sides). I know rubber isn't an issue on front hubs, but not sure I'm sold on sticking with Moog.

    Probably looking to ACDelco / OE unless someone has found an aftermarket brand for hubs they've had good performance from...
     
  2. Denali12

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    I just had to do both fronts on my 2012. I think they started to go in the 80K range. I highly recommend Timken as they're made in USA
     
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    Might pose this question in the 2000-2006 section. Might get more folks familiar with your year of vehicle.

    As for me, I would go with AC Delco OEM or Timken. I personally have also had good luck with Moog for wheel bearings. RockAuto has the AC Delco OEM for $163, Timken for $112 and Moog for $104.

    Might check out your pads and rotors since you will be in that far already.
     
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    You’re posting in the 2015-2020 section however Timken is the go-to consensus for those of us in the 99-06 models.
     
  5. PNW VietVet

    PNW VietVet Supporting Member

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    Yes, like @Rocket Man and @wjburken said, can't go wrong with AC Delco OE or Timken. They are proven quality.
     
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    My mechanic replaced one hub with an aftermarket (I told him to use OEM...) and it only lasted 40K miles, and then I replaced both with OEM, using another mechanic.

    2007 Tahoe, 240K miles
     
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    Welcome to the forum @Bounder and why did the old mechanic not follow your hub instructions?
     
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    Thanks again for all the replies. Submitted it to insurance. We will see what happens. If this is just normal, then replacing the other side as someone mentioned is probably a good idea. Replaced with OEM and just put 1,800 miles on it this week for a ski trip and all was well.

    FYI, all stock parameters on wheels. Stock 22” summer with factory spec tire size. 20” winter wheels. Correct off-set and tire size. Mostly hwy miles on decent roads.
     
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