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Old 05-30-2012, 04:10 PM
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Wondering if any of you have a preference on hub brand. I might decide to put new 5-lug rear hub assemblies on my S14. From what I gather, no matter what 240sx hub you purchase (S13 vs S14), it will fit ok and the only difference is 4-lug vs 5-lug...which I'd obviously stay 5-lug.

My choices so far seem to be:

1. OEM - About $450, no complaints on quality

2. Drop Engineering - About $230, have not seen reviews, but "no questions asked" limited-lifetime warranty...whatever that means.

3. Contano 'ebay' hubs - $105, have not seen long-term reviews. I believe only a one year warranty.

4. Attain - Did not find any assemblies for rear...so I don't think this is really an option

Those are huge difference in prices. Has anyone had any hub failures from any of the above, or have a preference, maybe even to something I did not list?

I'm looking for a direct bolt-on deal that doesn't require changing anything else. I can press the bearing into the hub if need be, like would be required for OEM.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:59 PM
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I'm looking for a direct bolt-on deal that doesn't require changing anything else. I can press the bearing into the hub if need be, like would be required for OEM.
Why not just purchase new bearings and replace them with the old ones that are in the original hubs?

Are the hubs damaged?
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:40 PM
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Why not just purchase new bearings and replace them with the old ones that are in the original hubs?

Are the hubs damaged?
The rear is not a press in bearing like the front. I recently needed to replace my rear and attempted to press off the S14 bearing and press on my stock 4 lug bearing. When I pressed off the S14 bearing the 'race' I believe it's called stayed on. Well half of it did. I got the race off and decided I might get lucky and the S13 bearin would come off as one piece. No dice. I ended up buying the autozone duralast assembly for 120 and have one drift event and about 1500 miles on it, no complaints.

Personally, I would rather pay 120 twice in three years and have to wrench for like an hour then pay 450 once. We'll see if I ever eat my words.

Also, the bearing I bought from autozone is not the hub with studs, but the bearing assembly you need to press on like oem.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:10 PM
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Over the winter i replaced all the wheel bearings on my s13(5 lug). I have z32 rear hubs which are the same as s14's and the machinist just replaced the bearings on the hubs and never mentioned any issues. So I don know....

I bought the OE s13 size bearing for the front and the s14 OE bearings for the rear.
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Why not just purchase new bearings and replace them with the old ones that are in the original hubs?

Are the hubs damaged?
Let's pretend they are and I want the entire assembly

Oh, I forgot about Ichiba...I think I crossed them off my list though.
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I used ichiba for my fronts since 05... put about 30k on them now. Never had any issues. Bearing spins freely and still tight.
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I used ichiba for my fronts since 05... put about 30k on them now. Never had any issues. Bearing spins freely and still tight.
That's good news. They are one of the few I saw posts about people having shot bearings though.
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Default Re: Preference on new hub?

I work at a dealership and for $98 bucks per side, I got OEM bearings and just pressed the hub in. Probably the most cost effective/ quality way to do it. I had Ebay bearings and they sucked. Lasted a year and a half and all but one had bad play in them.
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That's good news. They are one of the few I saw posts about people having shot bearings though.
Maybe they are crappier quality now. Who knows. Since I bought my ichibas i never looked back or maybe they made the fronts better
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:19 AM
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I work at a dealership and for $98 bucks per side, I got OEM bearings and just pressed the hub in. Probably the most cost effective/ quality way to do it. I had Ebay bearings and they sucked. Lasted a year and a half and all but one had bad play in them.
I don't think you're talking $98 for the entire assembly...just the bearings?

Who did you buy from on ebay and what was the brand? Since I can buy OEM, Ichiba, Drop, etc. all on ebay it'd help to have a little more info on what not to buy
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