Gears & Axles - Can I get stronger aftermarket Axel bearings and seals???
11-12-2004, 03:42 PM
Well like it is a surprise, I think I have bad bareings & seals in my 3.23 10 bolt. I don't want stock because the stock ones seem to suck, Any place make anything better????
11-17-2004, 09:13 PM
i don't know if anyone does but i am also replacing my bearings and seals. Pinion bearing went out makes alot of noise so i have a new pinion bearing, carrier bearings, crush sleave, seals, and some other parts on the way to fix it. I got 80,000 miles on the first set maybe i can get another 80,000 on these. mines also 3.23's
11-17-2004, 10:08 PM
The bearings are pretty much all stock replacement. All I can say is make sure to use Timken, or at least an american made bearing.
11-17-2004, 10:10 PM
I bought a master kit (or maybe it was the master
burrito supreme kit, whatever the most complete
one was) from Ratech along with my hard pinion
spacer and basically the whole rear got redone when
I had the T-2R/3.42 swap.
I think of axle bearings and seals as lifetime parts (I've
owned & driven many 100K+mile beaters and none of them
had any attention, there, nor gave me any trouble from it).
But if you're tearing into it anyway, might as well do the
last 10% of the job while you've got the chance.
11-18-2004, 04:37 AM
Yeah, This is a pain in the ass..... The last thing that I want to do is start tearing apart the rear of this thing when I need to be inverting my time to my Buick. I might just take it to Central FBody and let them do it all what ever it takes....
11-18-2004, 11:32 AM
you could always get the bearings cryo-frozen
i did all my stock rearend internals and they seem to be holding better now
11-23-2004, 04:48 AM
Well replaced them and opened the rear and everything looked 100% fine the oil was a bit dirty so the fresh went in along with the limited slip additive and sounds much better. Still a bit loud out back but thats all in the tires.....
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