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    TQS wheel bearings ??

    My front wheel bearings are starting to become noisey wheres best place to get them from and also what brand would you guys recommend what size are the fronts 75mm or 82mm also what size are the rears ????

    was thinking of ringing allgermanparts or would you recommend somewhere else ??
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    All sorted now just couldnt find my previous thread lol

    can get 2 genuine audi bearings for the front for £92 so may just stick to good old oem parts !!
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

    Mods - Frankenturbo F4 Kit - THS Decat - Milltek - ECS Crank Pulley - 034 Snub + Bracket/Gbox Mounts - 1Z/S2 Clutch + Flywheel - 007p - ICM + EVAP Delete - S4 B6 345mm Brakes - 300mm Rear Brakes - Goodridge Hoses - LCR Splitter -S4 Bumbers + Skirts/Mouldings - OEM Xenons - Apikol Diff mounts - Polytek'd Rear Diff Mount
    To do - F21 Upgrade - 3" Maf/Saab red Injectors
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    I got the last set I fitted from All German. I've had nothing but trouble with half-decent ones from my local factors, and the original cheap ones I fitted were even worse. They lasted between a year and a half to six months!

    Investigation on the removed ones showed varying evidence of 'brinelling' on the race, pitting, out of round balls and damage to the plastic cage.

    All of this was most likely caused by the introduction of chocolate to the manufacturing process!

    To date, I think I have fitted 7 bearings to her car (the last ones being FAG from All German last week), so I am getting quite adept at doing so! (I really should add to the 'What did you do today thread')

    I have not been a happy bunny over it, and would REALLY recommend talking to Jason!

    (I'll start a brake caliper rant next )
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    likewise.
    go for the best, its too much hassle to do them again in 6m!

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    Only fit OEM, unless you want to do the job again in a few months time!
    I tried to cut corners (slightly) a few years ago by fitting FEBI German-made bearings (at least that is how they were described but now I wonder if they really were? ), but they lasted about 9 months/9K miles before becoming noisy.
    Then sourced a pair of Genuine ones (one was SKG and the other FAG) and they have been on there now for about 18 months with no issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULF View Post
    To date, I think I have fitted 7 bearings to her car to date (the last ones being FAG from All German last week), so I am getting quite adept at doing so! (I really should add to the 'What did you do today thread').
    That's what I fitted to the rear. Excellent bearings!

    (I'll start a brake caliper rant next )
    Rant away! Bearings are a pain in the ba**ocks compared to the relative ease of caliper problems!
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