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Old 05-09-2017, 01:09 PM
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Greetings guys... I have diagnosed what seems to be a bad rear wheel bearing/spindle on my 07 Z.

I know the idea is to always stick with Delco/OEM units, however in searching I have found Centric and Moog both make a unit for our cars.

I used Centric components on my previous Cobra in the past and was happy with their parts. Moog is also a fairly established Mfr as well. I have all Moog parts to rebuild the front end on my daily and hands down looks like top notch quality.

The parts I've found are:

Centric 402.62026E:https://www.summitracing.com/parts/c...model/corvette

Moog 512442:
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Any thoughts? Thanks!
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The only SKF unit I've been able to find is a competition/race unit that is close to $400 each. That would be out of my price range.

I should say that I'm considering the Centric/Moog units as they are cheaper than OEM.

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Street only car, I'd use Moog and you'll never know the difference from OEM. If you plan to auto-x or do track days, then SKF.
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Moog has a solid reputation...probably what I'd go with in your shoes.
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SKF rears are available at rockauto.com for $120. Part# BR930198
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SKF rears are available at rockauto.com for $120. Part# BR930198
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Wasn't able to find these on rock auto but did find on ebay for $117 shipped. SKF units.

They work very nicely. Turns out the drivers side rear was shot but I replaced the pair. May consider doing the front as well at some point. The hardest part was breaking loose the lower ball joints.
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Just replaced the fronts with MOOG units. They seem to be working nicely!
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Just replaced the fronts with MOOG units. They seem to be working nicely!
Did you notice a quality difference between the SKF and Moog units? I'm going to switch to C5 axles and figured I would replace my rear wheel bearings at the same time because I think I have a slight noise from the pass side.

Considering these 3, as they are all about the same price. The Timken's have the shortest warranty, no sure if that even matters.

Timken: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...1433663&jsn=22

SKF: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...1433663&jsn=27

Moog: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo...&jsn=26&jsn=26
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That I saw, there was no difference in quality. The only thing I didn't really like about the SKF's, if I remember correctly, was that the clips for the ABS sensors were not a good fit on their brackets. The MOOGs clipped right on. Minor headache but I'd go with the MOOG if I had to do it again.

I should also say that the SKFs are also rusting rather quickly.
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Thanks! I appreciate the insight, RockAuto seemed to be the cheapest I could find them. Advanced Auto was $100 more each!
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How many miles are you getting with non track use??
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